In maybe a half hour or so, it will be 22 years since I lost Poof. I cried, and I mean I cried hard for days afterward. For weeks I'd see something in the dark and think it was Poof. I long ago lost track of how many cats I rescued after I lost Poof. Maybe 50, maybe more, I really don't know. I long ago lost track of how many I lost and how many times my heart was subsequently broken and how many tears I subsequently shed. It all started though, with Poof.
It still amazes me how much she changed my life, and the lives of so many other cats. The "cat friends" I've made over the years, the time and money spent, the cuddles, snuggles, loves, nose kisses, bites and scratches, the scar on my arm that I'll always cherish, the worries, agonies, tears and heart-warming memories, all started with her, and continue to this day, 37 years after we first met and 22 years after we last saw each other. It's truly staggering, the impact she had. I'll always love and miss her, and always cherish those memories. John
Aww, I am sorry John. I feel your pain and it sucks. A very sad anniversary. :(
It won't help, but nothing is forever here. I am sure you will see and be with Poof and all the kitties in the next life. I really do believe this, not just say it. I read a book on NDEs a short time ago (Great book) and seems pets are often seen on the other side!
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Thanks David. I know very well that you've been through it all many times. I know Peggy and Tim have. Probably everybody here has. I never had a very optimistic outlook on what's to come. I can't even imagine the number of cats waiting for me at the "Rainbow Bridge". If there's a "day of judgment", I'll probably have some pointed questions for the prosecution. Maybe it'll be like falling asleep and for me at least, the world will just end. If I meet all the cats I took care of, including Poof, I'll have some apologies to make. I know some were lost due to accidents or my ignorance. I wish I could be perfect, or at least a little closer to it.
I do know that I'm closer to the end than to the beginning. I don't know what's coming or when. I also know that love is infinite. It doesn't matter how many you have. You can love each and every one and never worry about not having enough love to go around. When you lose one, however big a hole it leaves, there's always plenty of room for more. I know too, that as long as I'm around, I'll do whatever I can to make everyone as happy and healthy as I can, and make everyone's life as perfect as possible. John