Yep, I've read everyone’s stories, the good thing about this forum is when you see so many grieving the loss of their little furbabies you realize yours being taken was “nothing personal,” i.e., the universe isn’t punishing you for some unknown crime (I honestly felt this way when Butters died), it's just a part of being on this planet (though it still sucks big time). Mello and Cherub never “cuddled” together the way your two kitties did, while that always made me sad now I’m kind of glad they didn’t as Mello’s grief would probably be through the roof. While he’s started to spend more time outside the igloo he’s begun crying more than usual, I worry he may start suffering physically if he can’t handle the grief. When Butters died, Cherub got a urinary tract infection a few weeks later, while she wasn’t attached to either of them my vet did say losing one of her companions (whether she was bonded with them or not) could have been enough of a stressful event to cause the UTI. It worries me because I don’t know if I’d even figure out he was sick (recall I could count on Cherub going in the tub when she was suffering from a UTI).
Ugh, I miss her so much. I love my little boy, but this place is awful without her (I think he’d agree).