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Old 06-07-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I am just still surprised to find myself tearing up when I think of him on the anniversary of his death.
I'm with you there. Last May/June, we lost 3 girls in less than 3 weeks. The pain has faded and replaced with wonderful happy memories.

However, when I read or hear about someone else's loss - it hurts all over again. It's amazing how hard you can cry over a cat you've never met!
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:30 AM
 
Location: California
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I'm with you there. Last May/June, we lost 3 girls in less than 3 weeks. The pain has faded and replaced with wonderful happy memories.

However, when I read or hear about someone else's loss - it hurts all over again. It's amazing how hard you can cry over a cat you've never met!
Isn't it? I get all teary when I hear about people who have had to put animals to sleep...ANY animal. I think that it is one of those experiences that you get past, you move on, but forever changes who you are as a person.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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My friend lost his cat that was around 23 yrs. old. I miss her as well as she spent a lot of time on my lap when I would visit. There are so many unloved and unwanted wonderful pets in shelters waiting for a good home. Open your heart to another cat or dog and let it love again. It will be good for your soul. All of my animals are rescues and always will be rescues.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:07 AM
 
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My friend lost his cat that was around 23 yrs. old. I miss her as well as she spent a lot of time on my lap when I would visit. There are so many unloved and unwanted wonderful pets in shelters waiting for a good home. Open your heart to another cat or dog and let it love again. It will be good for your soul. All of my animals are rescues and always will be rescues.
I "accidentally" adopted another cat not long after William's passing. (I went to help cuddle with the cats at a shelter and came home with one...we are perfect for one another and I couldn't leave him there, we chose each other). I say that it was William, and the amazing the relationship he and I shared, that made me want to open my heart to another pet. In a very real way, I feel that Maxwell was a gift from William as William allowed me to know the joys of having a cat in my life. An author I admire says that pets add a dimension to life that would not be there without them. This is so true.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I "accidentally" adopted another cat not long after William's passing. (I went to help cuddle with the cats at a shelter and came home with one...we are perfect for one another and I couldn't leave him there, we chose each other). I say that it was William, and the amazing the relationship he and I shared, that made me want to open my heart to another pet. In a very real way, I feel that Maxwell was a gift from William as William allowed me to know the joys of having a cat in my life. An author I admire says that pets add a dimension to life that would not be there without them. This is so true.
I'm happy that you're on the mend and enjoy your new friend.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I'm happy that you're on the mend and enjoy your new friend.
Thanks, it has been a while now, but I guess it is true that you move on to the happy memories but never stop missing them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Wouldn't it be nice if all the unwanted shelter animals had a home. It's heartbreaking that so many wonderful pets are killed every day. I wish I could save them all.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:37 AM
 
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It would. I also wish I could save every one of them.
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