My heart aches for you. I went through a similar situation with my kitty, T.J., on March 9th. He was the Heart of My Heart, and I will miss him forever. I believe that one reason they rally right before death is a biological one. I remember hearing that humans tend to get a burst of energy, clarity and wellness for a short time before the end comes. I believe it is the same for our best friends. Right before we took Teege to his last appointment, he ate the biggest meal he had eaten in months. He purred as loudly as ever, and he snuggled and cuddled for all he was worth. Just typing this is bringing me to tears, or "Love drops," as a dear friend calls them. It's been a rough time, adjusting to life without T.J. constantly by my side. When I read about how long you were together, it really hit home. T.J. and I had exactly 16 years, 4 months, and two weeks, almost to the minute. I would relive them in a heartbeat, even if we both had to endure the same ending to our time together. I know he would, too. He and I were meant-to-be, a match made in heaven. Like your best friend, T.J. had such a peaceful crossing. We were gazing into each other's eyes, and I was whispering to him all the words of love that I hold in my heart. The love continues to grow, even as the tears flow. Give yourself time to grieve. All tears are healing tears. They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. You and your Bridge Kids are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm sending you squillions of virtual hugs today.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery