Anyone coping with the loss of a beloved pet cat will know just how upsetting and devastating a grief it can be. But often others, who may not have ever owned a kitty, just don't understand.
Here's a story of a man grieving the loss of his pet cat which just shows that anyone can fall in love with a feline fur baby and suffer a huge loss when they pass.
Anyone who has lost a beloved pet will know what a devastating loss it is. The house seems empty without the welcome home each night. The purring as they jump on your lap or the gentle feel of fur curling round your legs. The unconditional love they give you and the gifts of dead mice on the door step!
Cats are very independent - they have their own territories, they can climb fences or trees so come and go as they please, but they choose you to come home to and that creates a special bond which makes the loss even harder.
Young kittens can provide hours of pleasure as they explore the new world playing with boxes or wool, hiding in tiny spaces in cupboards and jumping out when you least expect it. Cat lovers know that each one has their own personality like in the show CATS, some real characters.
Stroking our pets is therapeutic. It is calming and lowers the blood pressure and you always have a friend nearby when they are home. If you live alone then the loss of a cat can create an enormous gap in your life.
Grief for your pet cat is real. Tears are never far away when mourning a beloved cat and coping with everyday life can be a struggle at first. Sadly friends who have never owned pets cannot begin to know how you feel, this is their loss. You are not alone with your sadness. Animal lovers everywhere recognize your loss and send you support.
There are sympathy poems and pet loss quotes on this site to give you comfort. We have also got a page on pet funerals. This focuses on dogs but you can adapt for any pet. This is a very good way for children to come to terms with loss when there is a small ceremony in the garden for their beloved cat.
Here are a few moving quotes about cats to uplift you. Some of them are available as greetings cards which support the work of this site. Just click on the cards on this page for more information.
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Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind and help you cope with your grief. We recommend Hypnosis Downloads which have been created especially for those who are grieving by qualified specialists in medical hypnotherapy.
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The flowers in spring will bring joy to the bereaved and help to heal their heart.
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Choose from a beautiful range of sympathy gifts and keepsakes. From jewellery to garden angels, candles, comforting books and artworks, memorial plaques, throws, wind chimes and keepsake boxes. You will find the perfect gift to comfort a friend or relative here.
Our free downloadable and printable document "The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life" will help you to be positive day to day.
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