Re: My Boy crossed the bridge today...
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a pet is nearly the same as a person for many of us. They are there for you everyday. Through the good times and the hard times. Never wanting anymore than some food and quick pet on the back. They give you unconditional love which is most pure form of affection anyone can ever receive.
We had a cat for over 18 years. We got him not long after we were married and was with us all of those years. He was like a child to us since we couldn't have any children of our own. He had diabetes in his older years that turned into kidney problems that eventually lead to his death. When he died I had nearly the same feelings I had when my dad died. It's very hard but as in all things you move on with an ever present memory of the love they gave you.
We waited a few months before we got another cat. I think we just couldn't stand the lonliness anymore and decided to get this cat my wife saw on the animal shelter bus that was at out local Unleashed store. We are sure glad we did. It's a Bengal Cat and the most affectionate cat we have ever had. Always ready for some petting. She flops over when you come in the door for a belly rub and will jump in your lap whenever you sit down. Just a great cat.
Reds Fan Since 1971