How do you handle the empty space in your heart when your furry little caregiver (also lovingly knows as "pet") passes away? This is new to me and I'm struggling a bit today.
I knew how much my little kitty Daisy did for me and how much I relied on her and knew I'd be in trouble when she left this world, Well that day arrived yesterday. She had a short illness, and it went quicker than I could get my head around.
This kitty caregiver stayed up with me all night when I couldn't sleep. She calmed my worries after my husband's surgeries. She made me feel accepted in spite of our circumstance. She gave me something to look forward to each time I walked through the front door. She gave me a sense of normalcy. She made sure I wasn't alone. She never complained and never arrived late.
There is a huge empty place in my heart and life now. I cannot fill it with hiring someone. I don't really want to because she is not replaceable. I guess it will just have to hurt for a while and eventually when I think of Daisy it will not be painful, but it will make me smile.