Andrea & Wendy
I agree it is very touching and I thought it might help to share.
I came across it shortly after I lost my beloved Byron , and it helped some to remind me that we only can have them for a relatively short time
15-20 years for a cat if we are very lucky...
I think I had convinced myself that with all my love and caring , B would beat the odds and be one for the record books as far as long life. This made his passing much harder for me to accept( and I still have episodes where I rail against fate and the unfairness of it all)
I too have two other cats , 12.5 and nearly 16 years who I love dearly , while I don't have an incredible bond with them like I had with my B , I am taking solace in them and doing all I can to make their senior years as happy as possible. They loved B too, and I'm sure they miss him, our lives really did revolve around B , , he was so unbelievably special. I know everyone on this site feels the same about those they are grieving
I now truly realize that our time with our babies is finite and in the space of a week or even a day , things can suddenly change so dramatically and then it is too late for one more hug or indulgence or a few more minutes of play
Hope you both have the best day possible. To those with animals that are very senior or with illness , enjoy and cherish every minute you have with them now.
Bee- "Good night sweet prince & flights of angels see thee to thy rest"