Awwww...T.J. was an undercover cat, too. I still have his blanket at the foot of the bed, underneath the turned-back comforter. I haven't pulled the comforter up more than once since Teege has been gone. That was when we had company, and as soon as they left, the first thing I did was turn the comforter back down to cover the blanket. I don't want to disturb my perfect little ghost cat who might be napping in his old spot. :'( I wish I had pictures of the lump in our bed, or the tail sticking out from under the covers. That is such a funny thing to see. "Oh, yeah...you're a stealth kitty." I often sit on the bed and pat the spot where T.J. used to spend so much of his time, whispering to him. I have faith that he is especially close to me during those private times. If anyone thinks I'm crazy, so what? I've been called worse, and if it helps to comfort me, who does it hurt? Another thing I do when I'm having trouble drifting off to sleep is to imagine T.J. curled up in front of me, Buddy behind my knees, and Bingo on top of me. Those were their spots when they were here physically, and imagining my angel kitties in their rightful spots helps to soothe me to sleep. Of course, the fact that little Gidget insists on sleeping on my pillow right in front of my face sometimes keeps me awake a while longer, but far be it from me to displace her! ;-) I know that chances are, one day in the distant future I will long for her presence there again. Each angel will always have his or her own spot which they won't have to share with anyone else. Sending hugs and wishes for continued healing.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery