That about sums it up. Miss my girl. There will probably be a few posts where I lament her loss, but my understanding of grief — even pet grief, in case you're wondering — is that this is normal. Feel free to share your own pet losses in the comments.
Here, she's helping me write. Don't know how I'll get the next book done without her!
She is looking at you with such love. It is clear that you were very good to her. She will help you with your writing from Kitty Heaven… bless
The pic you share is just beautiful Lynn. The loss of a much loved pet is just heart wrenching. Our story… Well, we have a cat called Snowbelle, she had some kittens and we kept one from the batch and called her Mellow. Snowbelle became my eldest daughters cat and Mellow was my youngest daughter’s cat. Funny thing, the cats personalities were exactly the same as their owners. One day the neighbours were persistently knocking on my door. When I answered it she looked sad and asked if I recongnised the cat out on the driveway, I turned the corner and there was Mellow, they had kindly removed her from the middle of the road and layed her on the grass next to the footpath. Besides blood on her face she looked asleep. I went and got a blanket and picked her up; the tears silently dripping. When Miss (then) 9 woke up I had to share the bad news and her face just crumpled and the tears started pouring. I will never ever forget her little face. Later she phoned her Grandparents to ask if we could bury Mellow at their house and we went up and they performed a funny little ceremony. Miss 11 always says hello to Mellow when we visit. Skip ahead a year and my friend’s mum died, my friend couldnt look after all of her four cats so we offered to take on… Now Miss 11 has Simba.
Aw, Tash, how tragic for your daughter! I admit that I never let my cats outside because I’m terrified they would get run over. They don’t seem to mind being indoors only. I do let them on the screened in porch when the weather is nice. So lovely your daughter bonded with another cat. I will in time, I know. 🙂
I’m so sorry for your loss of Miss Pitty Pat. She was beautiful and from the picture well loved. Feeling sad is normal, MPP was a part of your family.
I have a yellow lab, Honey girl, who’s turning 14 in May. She’s slowing down and has aches and pains, but she’s still the light of my world. Pets give such unconditional love.
Hi, Sia! Thank you so much. I think anyone who has ever loved an animal understands this bond we have with them. I know how hard it is to watch a pet get old, and my heart goes out to you. I wish MPP had gotten the chance to grow old, but life didn’t deal her that card. I’ll always remember her as bouncy and playful. Hugs to you and Honey girl.