I am so sorry you lost your sweet kitty. I know that nothing I can say will ease your pain, but I want you to know you are not alone, and that someone out there understands every single painful thought you are having. Please try not to feel guilty - it is the sitter's fault, NOT yours. I know that is more easily said than believed, but it is the truth. Try to remember the happy times with your kitty, because there were so many, I am sure. Again, easier said than done, I know. I know because my beloved kitty, Amy, died two days ago, and everyone says all the same things to me, but I am wracked with anguish and guilt that I don't think anyone or anything can take away. So, as I said, I know there is nothing I can say that can take away the pain, but I want you to know you are not alone. I am here if you want someone to talk with.
Thanks a lot for your kind reply and I am so sorry for your loss. I understand your anguish and guilt because I am going through the same emotions. Guilt maybe the worst emotion we have to go through after losing our beloved fur babies. My baby was only nine, his passing was totally unexpected and I keep thinking that maybe he had a chance to live longer with timely intervention.
I don't know what happened to lovely Amy but I am sure that she had a wonderful life and that you always had her best interest in mind. Please feel free to talk to me whenever you need to talk about Amy's passing.