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3_cats_mom

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I think grief comes in waves. It has been 6 weeks since I lost Rouquinou. And I am still grieving. Sometimes I feel ok, sometimes I feel bad. I too think that any shadow or strange behavior produced by my other cats mean that Rouquinou is around. And who knows, maybe our beloved fur babies are really around... just in another form. 

It is hard to deal with loss. And it is only the beginning for me. I still have two other old cats. The end is coming for them :( However, I truly believe that if we love animals, we 'll open our heart again someday to love other ones. There are soooo many out there who desperately need a home. It'll take time for sure. 
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Hi, Bruce and 3 cats mom. You're right, grief definitely comes in waves. I started crying right in the middle of the grocery store the other day because of some weird thing or other that reminded me of Raven. I had to turn away before my friend saw me and thought I was crying over the price of Boston lettuce or something 🙄 But it's just weird how it'll ambush you out of nowhere. I've been seeing those little white, tufty seeds blowing everywhere the entire summer, and they remind me of the tiny tuft of white fur on Raven's belly. We'd always say "Raven lost her tuft again!" whenever we saw one. Now it reminds me that she's still here, just in a different way. Whenever Curtis sits up on his back legs and starts sniffing and staring at nothing, I chalk it up to Raven, sitting in a high place like she always did and judging us all. When it suddenly began to storm when my friend and I were swimming, I told her "Raven walked across God's keyboard and messed up the weather settings." I don't know if it's true, but it's something I have to believe, or else I'd go nuts. I know that you, and so many others here, agree.
Take care of yourselves now. I'll be around. Tabby is much better so things should calm down a bit. You guys are always in my thoughts 🐰🐱
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Good evening, all,

Sending love and comfort to everyone tonight. Wishing for everyone the love, memories, and peace we all need get us through. We will never get over it... we just keep plugging through it. If tears are healthy, we'll all live forever, right? I keep telling myself that. Hugs to all.

Bruce
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Dear Bruce,

That was a very considerate and warm post. Thank you for sending that wish out to all of us here on the forum. Well done sir!

All best,
James
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Good evening, all,

Sending love and comfort to everyone tonight. Wishing for everyone the love, memories, and peace we all need get us through. We will never get over it... we just keep plugging through it. If tears are healthy, we'll all live forever, right? I keep telling myself that. Hugs to all.

Bruce



Thank you for those wishes Bruce. I’m having a tough time. My heart is broken.


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Hello, Bruce, and everyone else who's here. It's been a busy week here for us, but I just had to stop in and let you know that I'm thinking about you and yours today and every day, and each of your journeys down this twisted bumpy road called grief. We're all traveling down it, but we each experience the journey differently. One thing unites us, however, and that's the love we shared with the special creatures who came into our lives to fill them with joy, and now, with sorrow now that the joy has nowhere to go. Forgive my rambling, it's the best I could come up with, but I just had to let you all know that I'm thinking about you. May you have a blessed day, and may the love of your dear friends light your path.
Your dear friend, Marie (and the crew of course!) 💞
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Dear Sweet Marie,

You wrote that comment perfectly. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and heartfelt message with us. It matters. I wish you good travels and healing on your journey as well. As I know everyone here on this forum does also.

XO

My very best regards,
James
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Marie123

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Thank you, James. That's exactly what it is, too, is a journey, a journey none of us want to be on. At the same time, we should all count ourselves fortunate for having these wonderful beings in our lives, and now in our hearts. One day we once again will have them in our arms.
Peace to you 😺
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Good evening, everyone.

Hope and pray you are all well. Your hearts ache as much as mine, and I feel for each of you. Wish we could all just share the biggest hug together.

Doing okay here. Work, work, work. No surprise that I miss my babies horribly. India has been gone 3 1/2 months already. Still cry. A lot. I still look for her, as well as for Phoebe and my dearest Chandler. This house seems so empty without them. I am planning to move in the spring (had planned to do so before now) and hope that will help me move on.

Hugs to all of you.
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Bruce,

It’s good to hear from you. I can’t imagine the pain you must have been in since then, but it’s good to know you are working to move forward. I know the feeling of the house being quiet without those you love and are so used to. It’s been a year and a half since Ziggy passed and although I’ve since adjusted to the silence, it’s still hard to not look around my shoulder and expect him running towards me. I suppose I have my education to thank for keeping my mind off him. 

It will be a long road ahead of you in your recovery, but I know you’ll bounce back. Leaving you with lots of hugs.
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Marie123

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Hey, Bruce! Great to hear from you! It's been busy here too. Getting ready for the Halloween party. I'm going to just wear my hay-covered clothes and go as a scarecrow. Not an easy time of year, though. Black cats everywhere I look. And it's just not the same without Raven. She always liked to lie on the dryer and glare at everyone as they came in. I told them she was my most realistic decoration ever!
Hard to believe where the time goes. It seems like forever and yesterday all rolled into one. One thing that doesn't change is how much they're missed. I don't think that will ever end for us. Your little crew lit up your life, just as Raven did mine. Nobody could ever take their place in your heart. Regardless of what happens down the road with your move, just know that they're still with you, even if it's not in the way you remember.
Great hearing from you again! It's getting late here. I'd better attempt to get Curtis and the rest settled for the night. As soon as I'm ready to go to sleep, they all want to run around like lunatics 🤣
Hugs from everyone here at my miniature zoo 🐰😺🐌🐞🦎
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Good evening, everyone,

Hope and pray you are all doing well. A new year is already upon us... I don't know where the time goes.

Things do get easier, that's for sure. I believe I have said this before, but at some point we are able to remember our babies' lives more clearly than their deaths. For a while after they die, we ruminate those last days, hours, or even moments. But time eventually lets us return to their habits, behavior, quirks, and most importantly, their love.

I still grieve them daily, and I suppose I always will. Chandler has been gone going on 3 years, Phoebe almost 2, and Mama India already over 6 months. I can't look anywhere in this house without a memory of them being in every nook and cranny. Although this can, at any minute, make me start crying all over again, more often than not it makes me smile or even sometimes laugh. But I miss them every waking moment of my life.

Just wanted to check in and let you all know I am thinking of you. God Bless.

Bruce
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Marie123

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Hi, Bruce! Happy New Year! Hard to believe it's mid January already. It's great to hear from you. Sadly, the week before Christmas, my old cat, Logan, joined Raven and the others at the Rainbow Bridge. I could tell he was failing and knew it was time to let him go, but he left us early that Monday morning. It makes me feel a bit better knowing he's with his brother Mo now, and my grandma, who loved him so very much. But I still look for him, and the rest, and feel their absence just as strongly as I felt their presence.
I'm glad you're coping ok. And where does the time go like you say? It's another thing that brings me down sometimes, the passage of time. Little Curtis will be 4 years old on Teusday, so I'm going to concentrate on him for the moment. He's such a deserving little bunny!
Anyway I hope you're doing well. Many hugs to you, my dear friend. Love from us all!

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Hi, Marie! I am so very sorry about Logan. How old was he? My heart goes out to you, my friend. I know you take solace in his joining the others before him. You channel your love to the others still here needing you, and you need their love as much as they need yours. Happy belated birthday to Curtis! 4 years already?!? He is so precious and I know you adore him, as he certainly adores you. Snuggle him as much as possible!

My daughter and I are recording a song together. Well, actually, she's the vocal power behind it... I only did the arrangement and the lyrics. No surprise here: the title is "Rainbow Bridge". It's a testament to not only my 3 babies, but to all of us mourning the loss of a beloved family member who just happened to not be human. I have scored studio time and will post the song when it's ready.

Bless you, Marie, and everyone else out there trying to find your way through the pain. Love you all.

Bruce
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Marie123

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Oh wow! I'm excited to hear your song. Logan was probably about 16 so he was a grand old man. He's gone on to be with the others now but we all miss him very much here. Yes little Curtis is 4 now. Considering rabbits are living upwards of 12 years now he's still very much a baby. His happy little hops and binkies keep me going when nothing else can. I feel like Raven guided me to him because she knew we needed each other. She didn't want me to forget how to love, and knew that there was a little bunny out there who needed a home. He's been such a blessing!
I'll be on the lookout for your song when it's done. So good to hear from you dear friend. Sending hugs your way from cold slushy Missouri ❄❄❄
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