Good morning everyone-It doesn't seem possible that 4 yrs have passed since I lost my kitty Lindsey. As any pet owner knows it is heartbreaking to lose a pet.
They are our furbabies and we love them and the pain and heartbreak we feel is real. Each one has its own special personality but they all touch our hearts and enrich our lives with unconditional love and companionship.
Lindsey was a faithful and loving kitty even though she had that tiger personality when she didn't like something. Most of the time she was loving. The passage of time has made losing her a little less painful but I will forever miss her and love her. We had a good life together but she is free from the pain and frail body and is able to be forever outdoors in the sunshine enjoying life at the Rainbow Bridge. She loved the outdoors so that brings me comfort knowing she is happy doing what brought her so much happiness thruout her life.
I was adamant about not getting another kitty but I think the universe knew that is what I needed to help heal the pain and bring joy, love and companionship back into my life.
July of that same year I found Shadow at a Petsmart where they had a room with rescue kitties from the humane society.
She looks a lot like Lindsey but their personalities are so different. No tiger in Shadow and she is extremely loving and a bit pesky when she wants to be but I am so blessed to have found her.
The silver lining to having to say goodbye to Lindsey is I found a sweet baby who needed me as much as I needed her. She has grown and flourished so much in 4 yrs. There is however one thing that is vastly different between the two kitties. Lindsey loved the outdoors and Shadow is totally an inside kitty. Even when an opportunity presents itself for her to go outside she doesn't.
A couple days ago it was very windy outside and I had gone next doors to Mom's for a bit and came back to find the front door open. Apparently I didn't shut it tight. I didn't think she would go out but I checked to see if she was inside anyways and she was. In her safe zone. Under the bed. Lindsey would have been out that door in a flash and probably somewhere in one of the neighbors yards. I am glad she doesn't try to go out especially with me planning to full time in a motorhome in the future.
On a different note 4 yrs ago when Lindsey died Mom was in rehab for a UTI like she is now. She was in for 3 months last time. Not sure how long she will be in this time. I found out Thursday when I went for a visit she got another UTI. She was very disoriented and saying some wild things. They were going to get a urine sample to confirm and without a doubt she is back on antibiotics. Life is full of joy and heartbreak as well as unusual concidences.