My motto for this year’s A to Z is “Animals in my life – stuffed or alive”.
Of course, S is reserved for my heart cat, Sammy!
What still amazes me after living without her for more than half a year, is the amount of love she left behind.
I have to say a heartfelt “Thank you” to all those who helped me grieving. Nobody said: “It was just a cat! Get your sh*t together!” So many people comforted me, listened to me or just were there. And there was Jackie, who patiently stayed with me as long as I needed it.
My therapist, a very matter-of-fact man, told me, grieving for a pet can be as strong as grieving for another human being… At least this is true for me. And when the grief lessens, the love still stays. It is like a comfortable, yet light blanket.
At first I thought, I would never be able to love a pet again. But now I am back to my normal, pet loving self 😄. And back to my original mission: Adopt and save as many homeless pets as Sammy in this life as possible!
I think, Sammy would like this very much. I can imagine her looking me in the eye and purr: “Finally you get it!”