How incredibly sweet. Thank you for sharing.
We recently lost our cat in October of this year. We had him for twelve or thirteen years and he was two or three when we got him. He got me through a year of chemo, so I was absolutely devastated and cried for days because he was my buddy and hung out with me.
We were so lost without having a cat around that my husband found us one on the internet at a shelter, so we went and got him. Then we decided to acquire another cat from another shelter closer to us. The second one greatly resembles our original cat, but in looks only. She has a completely different personality.
Almost every day, we mention how much we miss our original cat, but we are glad to have the two we have now.
Thank you again for sharing.
Thank you. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my cat.
I hope things go well when the time comes for your cat. It's not easy. I cried the entire time--I stayed with him and even kept his blanket with him.
Thank you, the new cats are good to have around.
Will your mother be able to get another cat eventually, even if you have to wait?
That's the approach we took with our cat. The last few weeks, we let our cat eat anything he wanted to, when he would eat. He got lots of deli meat and cheese because that's what he wanted, but he was declining so much that we didn't want him to be miserable.
Years ago, I knew someone who had a dog that she "loved" to death. She had got the dog when she was a child and had it for about twenty years. The dog was incontinent, blind, deaf, toothless, arthritic, etc. But she just loved that dog so much, she couldn't bear to have her euthanized. I swore I would not do that to my cat. He wasn't getting any better, though, and he was happy, but we still miss him dreadfully.
I hope your mom is okay. I said at the time I couldn't deal with being attached to another cat, but then we were all so lost around here without a cat that we couldn't stand it, so now we have two. We miss our original cat so much, although these two are adjusting well to life around here.