The loss of a loving, furry friend
Hello fellow cat lovers,
While I was in Austia on vacation, my wife and I got an email from our catsitter that my 12 1/2-year old baby, Bubastis, had died. She will be sorely missed. Although my wife loved Bubastis as much as I did, she was, in all respects, my cat. When I would return home, she would greet me at the door. If I came home and found Bubastis lying on the couch with my wife, I would lie on the floor, and Bubastis would almost immediately get up and come over and join me. She would sleep either snugged up against me at night or curl up on me to sleep.
I am getting a new kitten shortly, but I have to keep reminding myself that this is a new personality and not to expect the same experience or devotion. I picked out a kitten that does NOT look like my baby to make that distinction more clearly. I'll drop a line now and then in the future to update on progress.