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Hi people,
The reason I joined is to see if I can get some good advice from all you cat lovers about my recent problem.
I HAD two cats a male and female ( could have been siblings) named Sonny and Cher. They were four years old and I adopted them when they were 14 weeks old.
Unfortunately, Cher was killed by a car 2 days ago and I'm really worrying about Sonny who seems to be very 'down ' about her sudden absence. Can cats really be heartbroken ? How can I cheer him up ? He seems to wonder what's happened to her.
Any advice please ?
 

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I am so sorry you lost Cher. Yes, Sonny will mourn, just as you do. Looking for, waiting for, expecting Cher to show up any time now. Lots of petting and love are helpful but time passing is the best.
 

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As eldercat said, "Sonny will mourn". This is especially true if Sonny and Cher were good buddies and had a close bond. Yes, cats do show depression and less interest in things, may wander thro a house meowing for their friend, sitting in its favorite places. It really depends on the bond the two had, and since it seems they had a close bond it will take longer to get over the loss of his buddy. I do recall a female cat of mine that was bullied by her half-brother. He was extremely jealous of any attention I paid to her and would attack her, so I had to give her attention quietly behind a closed door. When the bully died, it was like she got a second life. She was absolutely ecstatic that he was gone, and became a sweet purring lap cat, which she never was before. Sometimes it's best to let a few months pass, and then get another cat.....likely another female kitten would be suitable rather than a male. Let the kitten choose you, rather than you choosing a kitten because of color or coat length or some other reason. All the best!
 
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