If you are a regular reader here, you may have noticed a lack of post for the past… month? I’m not sure how long it has exactly been, but it’s been some amount of time. Normally I would chalk it up to forgetfulness that seems to plague me, but this was sadly something much harder to get through.
A little over a week ago, I watched my beloved cat, Hope, pass. I have tried to type out what happened, about her health really taking a sharp and sudden turn for the worse, in what felt like the blink of an eye, but I can't get two sentences in without being a mess of tears. I'm a mess of tears now. What I want to say is how much I loved her and how devastating it is to not have her waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs when I get home. I hate that her dishes sit in my doorway, her scratching post where she liked it, and I can't bear to put them away. She was my baby for 17 years, and now I am faced with this big unknown of what life would be like without her. I hardly remember a time before her, so what now?
I am so grateful that she is not suffering, and I am beginning to get back into the swing of things but I appreciate your patience. For anyone who has lost a loved one, because pets are so much more than animals to those who love them, my thoughts are with you. Please give your pets a big hug from me and I will be back to chat with you guys soon.