The outpouring of love, support and sympathy I received yesterday after I told you about the passing of my beautiful Buffy overwhelmed me. And I can’t begin thank you all for that.
Yesterday was a difficult day as you can imagine.
And the difficulty was compounded by the fact that I needed to go in for a biopsy in the afternoon.
Let me tell you. The last thing you want to do six hours after your cat dies is have a biopsy. First of all, I was an emotional wreck. Second of all, the biopsy hurt like hell.
All-in-all, not a good day.
So when I got home from the specialist and saw all the lovely comments both here and at PatriotRetort.com’s Facebook page – not to mention the emails — I felt so much better.
Thank you. Times a thousand. Thank you.
We’re still mourning here at Casa Dianny — especially Willow. She is having a tough time adjusting to the absence of her sister.
But they were very close.
When I got home from the doctor’s office, Willow wouldn’t leave my side. She followed me everywhere – the bathroom, the kitchen, my office, the living room. When I finally settled down on the couch to rest (the biopsy was painful as hell), she parked herself on my stomach and wouldn’t move. It was as if I grew a furry, purry appendage.
So rather than leave her alone overnight, I did something I have never done in the eleven years we’ve lived in this house. I opened the child gate on the landing to the second floor so Willow could come upstairs to sleep in the bedroom with me and the dog.
Silly cat. For years that goofball has been wanting to get past that gate. She stands at the gate and screams her ever-loving head off every time I go upstairs for something. And if I don’t latch the gate behind me when I do, she pushes it open and tries to sneak upstairs Ninja-style. But last night when I flung the gate open for her, what does she do?
I’m calling her and calling her. But instead of Ninja-sneaking up the stairs, she stood on the landing in front of the open gate and screamed her ever-loving head off.
Cats, man. They are so odd.
But she came up eventually. Around midnight, I woke up with Willow sleeping next to my head.
I figure by Monday she’ll be used to the new routine and won’t act so schizo at bedtime.
Any old how.
Again, let me say thank you.
Thank you so much for helping us get through this sad time.
Losing a pet is always hard. You guys definitely helped ease that. And I am so very grateful.
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