Stef, I am sorry for your loss and understand your feelings. I lost my Mocha to the "perfect storm" of ailments that led to a series of heart attacks 12 weeks ago. Not a day goes by that I don't feel Mocha's loss...I still talk to her and hope she hears me. I used to feel her around me, but now I only smell her scent when I am having a really bad day. There is NO timeline for grief, especially when you were incredibly close to your kitty. I know I will NEVER forget Mocha, but I know I want to have another cat to love. I know it won't be her, but I have been talking to her about it, hoping she will understand and maybe if she really does have a spirit aura, come back and help guide/raise the new baby.
I am sure your Girly and Aussie would want you to rescue another fur-baby and, if they can, their spirit aura will be around to help raise him/her too.
...Always in my heart... Mocha....Nov. 13, 2002 - Dec. 6, 2013
.... Slave to Bengal Cats....Luna, Mystik, Simba, Komet, Meli,
Spark, and Star
.....and a collection of kittens at various times.