Dear Friend, My heart aches for you. What a terrible shock, especially since your guy was so young and vibrant. Give yourself time to heal, and take baby steps. It sounds to me as if this was probably a heart attack or stroke, and if so, it's a blessing that he didn't suffer. Cardiac problems can come on so suddenly, and at just about any age. As you said, he was young, but 7 years is the point at which our kitties are entering their senior years. A 7 year-old cat is the equivalent of a 45 year-old human. Still very young, but not a spring chicken any longer, either. I hope that might help you to at least put things in a slightly different perspective. Bless you for giving him such a wonderful life, and for loving him better than anyone else could have. You and your angel are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you'll come back soon and share stories about his life with you, and maybe post some pictures of him when you can. In the mean time, I have sent a special message to my three main Bridge Kitties (Bingo, Buddy, and T.J.), asking them to help your guy send you some signs to let you know he is young and healthy, and part of the universal love energy forever.
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