My motto for this year’s A to Z Challenge is “Animals in my life – stuffed or alive”
I mentioned in an earlier post, that Jackie changed her behavior completely after her mother Sammy died last September. She really tried to comfort me for months.
Now, as my grief lessens, she changes her behavior again. She spends more time outside, she doesn’t want to snuggle as much. Don’t get me wrong, she still loves to cuddle at night and she still is very affectionate. But she definitely has more “cat-time” now.
Jackie is very good when it comes to teaching independence. She stayed with me until I understood Sammy’s death was not meant to torture me for the rest of my life, because true love never dies. But that I had to let her go nonetheless. And that life goes on.
Shortly after Sammy’s death, I said to my husband that I don’t want to have any more cats, because it hurts so much when they leave for the Rainbow Bridge. That my heart would never heal.
Jackie proved me wrong. Her love was infectious! But now everything has stabilized on a new level, and can everything please go back to normal, meow🐱?