A friend of mine just lost her pet. This breaks my friggen heart. I knew the little munchkin since she rescued him from the parking lot horrors of Queens. He was a frisky little guy that loved loved loved to play with the lazer pointer. I kitty sat for him several times and he was always so sweet and loving. Since my cat was too good for the toys I bought her, Bentley got several fancy scratching posts that Miss Lil refused to touch. I know they went to a good home with a good owner.
I love my little buddies. Like my friend, I consider my pets my pals and not my baby or child. That doesn’t change the fact that I love the dickens out of them. I’m lucky to have one cat and one dog, even though it makes it difficult to date. Most dudes, for some reason, are either allergic or just plain hate cats. My cat is pretty awesome, though she has gotten more attention needy throughout the years.
I’ll be heading to LA May 1st and Miss Lily will not be coming with me. She’ll be staying at my mom’s house with my mom’s cat Sammy. These two do not get along. Lily hisses at the very sight of Sam. She won’t leave my room and she can’t reach the windows to see outside. Both my mom and I feel really bad for Lil, but there’s not a whole lot we can do. I am looking into making a bench for her at one of the windows in my room so she can see the outside world. It’ll be hard leaving her with my mom and I’ll miss her dearly, but I’ll be more mobile without her. Emmie can come with me because she’s registered as a service dog and she’s much easier to travel with. I think I would be completely crushed if I couldn’t take either of them, so I’m very glad that Emmie can come with me.
I feel bad for anyone who’s lost a pet. I can’t even fathom what it feels like. I had one pet when I was in HS, a black gerbil named Onyx. He rocked the hizzouse. He would do flips, knew commands, and he had a little white gotee. I sobbed when he passed but he lived 4 good years, which is long for a gerbil.
My heart is with you fellow pet owners. Losing a best friend is never ever easy. xo