mik Posted March 13, 2014 Report Share Posted March 13, 2014 Hello again All...I seem to come back to this site again and again. I have had an experience I wish to share and it is my hope that others too may have felt similar reactions over the loss of a pet and will share their feeling with me and how they coped. I lost my cat Lillypuss in November of this past year. I thought that I had grieved her loss..I had viewed her pictures, cried, mourned for days following her passing. She was the child I never had, never have I bonded to a pet in this way. (I did have Lilly when I lost Dragon, my partner and she was a great source of comfort) I thought I had gotten to the point where I accepted it and moved forward. Fast forward to January...I moved from my parent's home to a new place not far from where I live now. I recently came back home for four days to stay with my parents to help out. Its March, and finally spring is here...Monday..a beautiful day, I am outside on the front porch enjoying the sunshine...I look at the apple tree in the yard and remembered how Lilly loved to sit up in the branches of the tree. Every bit of grief that I experienced came back in full force. It was as though her death happened yesterday! I sat there crying and my Dad asked me what was wrong? I told him and he said I should have been over it by now. Now I don't blame my dad for what he said, that's just him,, but I did begin to question why the grief was so strong? I am sure my memory of her sparked the feeling..but it went on for two days...I just would cry at the thought of her. I could not go outdoors on the porch or in the yard without crying like some silly fool who just can't seem to get over this. I have no desire for a new pet..even though I can have one. I only want Lilly...It's rediculouse for a 52 year old women to say that I want my cat back..and cry about it. Logic says that I cannot, she has passed on, but I feel like a spoiled kid expressing what I wish for. I am wondering..has anyone else felt this type of reoccurring grief...as though you were experiencing the loss for the first time? Mik (Kim) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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