Losing your Best Friend: Dealing with the Passing of your Cat

Losing a beloved cat can feel just like losing a child. And trying to deal with the day to day life of not having your best friend around can feel like torture and despair all rapped into one. While there is nothing anyone can say that can make it better, there are some things that you can do to help ease the emptiness you are feeling.

Let yourself Grieve

The grieving process is an important one that you shouldn’t try to push away. For your own sanity, don’t try to suppress your emotions, let them come up and out. You just lost someone who was a major part of your life, it’s only natural that you will feel a range of emotions

Keep Pictures Around

Keeping pictures of your beloved cat around you can help when the times seem the darkest. Just because they’re not with you physically, doesn’t mean you have to let go of them. You can still rejoice in the time you spent together and celebrate their life. It may feel painful to look at their pictures but it will pass and you will begin to remember them with happiness in all the joy they brought you. When the time is right, you may want to consider investing in a memorial for your furbaby. There are hundreds of different cat memorials to chose from. They can range from a personalized urn that will hold their ashes to a bit of their fur encased in a necklace.

Don’t let others Dedicate your Pain

Some people may not be supportive of you during your time of loss. There are, unfortunately, people out there who feel that the loss of a pet isn’t on the same spectrum as a loss of a human. And they couldn’t be further from the truth. Just because they don’t understand your grief doesn’t make what you are going through any less real, and they have no right to decide how you should react to the passing of a your beloved kitty. Just let their ignorant words go in one ear and out the other because they have no say in your life.

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