Posted by: eaubeauhorn | November 7, 2010

Catless and sad

I lost my soul mate of 18 years a couple months ago, and it was heartbreaking. I’m a little better now, but there are still situations where I walk in the house and expect to see her sitting there ready to say Hi.
I finally understand why some people go and get another cat or dog when theirs dies; I never could do that, as it takes me two years to recover from a loss like that. But this time, I actually found comfort in putting a rolled-up furry thing in the position of a cat sleeping, where she used to sleep. It was less painful seeing the fake cat sleeping than it was to see nothing. So I finally get why people go get a replacement; it is just less painful to do that.
However, I had planned to be catless when this one died. I did not expect her to die so soon, as she appeared completely healthy, robust even, up to a few days before she died. I guess she was just fantastic at hiding her malaise, which is typical for cats; you don’t notice, unless you are really atentive, until it is very far along.
Goodbye, my sweetheart; I’ll see you on the other side.


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