in mourning, needing community
greetings. i am a staunch lover of cats, and have had feline companions for every one of my 43 years. i can't imagine life without them.
last night, our cat spider-man died of some type of poisoning. she was five years old, and our other three cats are her mother, sister and brother. it was all so sudden, it still hasn't really sunk in yet. we have had cats who suffered from poisoning and kidney failure before, and have been able to nurse them thru, thanks to subcutaneous fluids, probiotics, etc, but poor spider-man went so fast, it was staggering.
so, i am feeling an ever growing tide of grief and i felt, as an active internet forumer (mostly horror movie forums) that i needed to seek out a feline community, for support, for knowledge, for understanding. i'm sure most of us here have lost our furry friends, or come close, and understand how precious their lives are, and how meaningful a part of our families they are. i guess i felt like i needed to connect with other folks of like mind and experience, both as a means of processing my grief, but also as a way of honoring spider-man. she was a good kitty, sweet, playful, and ever hungry. we will miss her.
thanks for reading. i look forward to acclimating to this community, learning more about cats, sharing what i have to offer, and remembering my dear, sweet friend.