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This post resonated with me so much - I lost two fur-kids within a month of each other two years ago this month. (if I'm repeating myself - apologies - I turn 60 this month - and I do posts on several blogs)
As in your experience, a part of my heart went with them. That pain was a driving force in starting my blog.
You've had some rough times, but you're strong. Your posts resonate with strength. On the sidebar of my blog - go to the 'Heading Home' link. This marvelous woman almost died after an encephalitis infection from a microbe she acquired while doing social work in Africa. It left her body in shambles - vertigo, nausea, a debilitaing arthritis, but still she sings from her cottage in Wales. I'll never achieve her level of bold-facing-into-the-gale defiance of limitations, but I vicariously revel in her enjoyment of life's infinite mystery.

Stephanie A.

"My life happens in my heart."

I think this is beautiful. It is also a reminder that we all approach experiences from a different place.

As you know, I'm a cat lover, too and while all four of mine have tested my patience since having Hugo, I just can't imagine life without any of them. They are as much my family as my mom, dad and siblings, really. Hang in there, S.


Thank you, ladies.

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