Thank you for your thoughts. I am grateful that we have other cats to keep us company, but none of them are the lap cat that Luna was and we miss that. I have been going to the spot in our yard where she is buried and saying hi to her everyday. I remember back in February when they finally all figured out how to use the pet door to go outside we started worrying about whether they'd get lost. A few weeks later, Luna didn't show up for dinner and didn't show up for hours. We walked the neighborhood, looked in any hiding spots we could find and she was nowhere to be found. With nothing more we could do but hope she showed up, we went to bed at about 10PM. No more than 5 minutes later we hear the pet door flap open and we hear her crazy meow. She came trotting in the bedroom and up on the bed with us and we were so happy to see her. She was telling us all about her adventures. I hope she is having those same adventures now :)
What makes me so angry is that my mom is so indifferent to it. She is not really an animal person. She thinks they are cute but would never want one. She knew we were putting her to sleep and when I talked to her yesterday she goes "So is the cat gone?" Not Luna, but "the cat"! I said that yes and we buried her in the backyard with lavender and wildflowers. She actually LAUGHED like it was just the most ridiculous thing! Then she goes "Oh you've got plenty of others to keep you occupied." She did the same thing when I told her that my sister had to put her dog to sleep the month prior. My sister rarely talks to her on the phone so I relay all the info about her to my mom. My mom said "So is the dog gone? What was her name, Trixie?" I said "The dog's name is Dixie and yes she was euthanized." Then chuckles and says "Well I suppose they are already looking to get another one, huh?" She is so unfeeling about it when we are both in tears when we think about them. How would she like it if we laughed when we heard that she died??
Mom to 6 lovable cats: Bubu, Momo, Skittles, Callie, Scooter, and Ichiban
Playing over the Rainbow Bridge: Smokey and Luna