Thanks Diane for your comforting words. It is great to know that there are people who feel the same as you do for their furry family member.
I'm sorry to hear of Siouxsie as well,I'm sure wherever she is now,she must be looking on you and happy for the life you gave her.
Take your time to feel sad and mourn, I know I did and still can't get over my beloved Bicky whenever the thought of him comes through my mind. But don't let it pull you down too much that you don't enjoy the present with your other beloved furry animals,family and friends.
Thanks Dianne, for your comforting post. It seems we have quite a bit in common, even our two cats and adopted little dog.
I know that even though I have worked hard to have a good relationship with my little Francesca, my heart aches for Bea and I can't wait for the moment that we are together again. Sometimes, I could swear she is a part of little Frankie - maybe the expression or something she's learned really quickly that Bea must have guided her in doing.
I don't think they really leave us and it must worry them to see us cry and not be able to see that they are still here in spirit.
There's something I'd forgotten until now, but it has answered a question for me. You see after a long illness and much suffering, I knew it was time one morning for us to say good bye.
I brought her home afterwards and we drove to bury her at my folks home in Ballina, as we rent and I wanted somewhere where she would always be near me.
I went home and worried that her little soul would not be able to find me.
Then, on the second morning, I was sitting having a cup of tea in bed really early, and my big Persian was sitting beside me. Then, simultaneously, Will and I both looked at the doorway and felt this presence.
I knew she'd found me and I was swept away by a feeling of pure euphoria. We were together again.
It subsided after about twenty four hours, but I still feel her around me now and then, and sometimes when I'm riding my bike, I catch a glimpse of her shadow in the rear basket, as was her custom.
I don't think the grief will ever stop, but maybe the heart just mends and grows in a new way, over time.
What a beautiful girl she was. She will always be a special part of you and the person you are. How lucky that you both found each other and that you experienced such unconditional love together. Thanks for sharing xx