It’s been one week since we said goodbye to Puff, and it’s been a hard week on us all.
I still find myself reaching for him in the middle of the night where he used to sit perched on my pillow.
I find myself taking a second look when I see something out of the corner of my eye, thinking maybe it is Puff.
I’ve had many conversations with my kids about how Puff is no longer here and that it’s okay to be sad.
It’s been a tough week on us all, including our other cat Ming-Ming, who seems to be grieving himself.
It makes total sense; these two have been in each other’s lives, always together, nearly since the moment they were born. They’re cousins, but have been best friends, brothers and each other’s company for 15 years.
And now Ming-Ming is without his best friend and he’s feeling the loss.
He was here when Puff left the world. He was in the bedroom with us and sniffed Puff when he was sedated in my arms. We gave him some time to cuddle Puff after he was gone.
Since then, I can tell he is grieving too. There are times where he looks like he is walking around trying to find his best friend. He stares into space and is more quiet than usual. Except when he’s not quiet – when he’s meowing and seems lost.
It’s breaking my heart. Since last week, Ming-Ming has been somewhat my shadow. He follows me and is always by my side. I am enjoying his extra affection, I just wish I could mend his broken heart.
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