I am so very sorry to hear about your stunning loss. I loved an HCM kitty, and we were blessed with five years of bonus time with him after he was diagnosed. His diagnosis was in 1988 when treatment for HCM was in its early days. My dad had died of the same condition five years earlier, and he was also a physician and clinical professor of medicine, so I was hopeful that we would be able to treat Bingo as well ans anyone could. Sure enough, using many of the same medications, and limiting Bingo's activity for his first few weeks at home, we were granted that wonderful reprieve. I am so very sorry to hear that Dukat's diagnosis was so much more advanced than Bingo's was. For you to have been so far away when this happened is an additional heartache that I just can't imagine. It takes time to recover from such a devastating and sudden loss. Be gentle with yourself. Let the tears flow. Smile when you can and cry when you must. All tears are healing tears. They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. Going from two to one is a challenge. Our animal friends mourn their losses too, but they recover more quickly than we do. They tend to live in the present, not dwelling on what was. They live in the what is better than we do. With your love and guidance Galen will recover. When the time is right another kitty will find his way to you. Your Angel Dukhat will make sure of that. He will send the new one to you to bring you smiles. You, Galen, and your beautiful Angel Dukhat are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace within.
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