I am sorry for your loss of Dusty. I know how it feels to be heartbroken over losing a pet and everyone on this forum knows Dusty wasn't "just a cat". You had a bond with her. That can never be broken. I know the empty feeling and somehow it just feels more quieter even though our pets weren't noisy. It is a stillness that can't be explained and a pain that can't be described. Unless someone has gone through it, they don't seem to understand. Just know your kitty and you will be reunited again someday. And she is still with you in spirit. If you feel up for it, tomorrow, and every Monday, on this site, they offer a Candle ceremony. You can write a tribute to your kitty. It helps me the last 15 month's anytime I've written to her or joined the 30 min service. There will be tears but it is very therapeutic. Prayers for you to get through this very sad time. God bless your kitty.
Denise (Sweet Ginger's Mom)