Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Just keep on loving "Izzy" to bits. Why withhold it? Yes, it's a sad truth that most owners outlive their pets, and it's a hard wrench when they die either because of old age or some disease. Often pet bonds are stronger than with people, so the grief one experiences is real and wrenching and depending on the person it can take quite a while to mourn the loss. Having another cat or getting another one fairly soon after an old one passes does lessen the grief to some extent, especially if it's a kitten as it's difficult to feel sad with a frolicking, mischievous and adorable kitty bouncing around. I've always been a pet person....always had some kind of pet from an early age (dogs, cats, rabbits, budgies, fish, gerbils, turtle, horse) and only during my university years and early years of establishing a career, marriage and early toddler years I didn't have a pet. Since then I've had a dog and cats and couldn't be without a pet. They give you so much in return for the love you lavish on them. I truly believe that Love whether from a person or pet never dies and that we will see our old pets again in the spiritual world. This is something I look forward to. I don't believe that bond is broken.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."