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Haley Update/I'm back

Luvmysphynx

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First off - Thank you everyone for the love and support you offered me over the sudden and tragic loss of Miss Cali. I still dearly miss her, but the shock is slowly starting to wear off and life is getting back to normal. Haley on the other hand hasn't seemed to miss a beat! I'm so glad I took her and Cali in, Haley has become even more bonded to me then Oogie! She's always following me around the house, taking every available oppertunity to snuggle with me, and has truely become my best friend. It's almost as though Cali's sudden death brought Haley and me even closer together - She seemed to sense I needed comfort and was happy to oblige, one thing I've always been a softie for is a cat that kisses, and Haley sure gives out the kisses! So far nobody but me has been deamed as good enough in her eyes to get her special kisses, she's truely my heartcat. I've had some very special cats before, but none who have stollen my heart so quickly and so completly as Haley has. While having Haley doesn't make up for loosing Cali, her loving, devoted presence sure does make it easier to move past Cali's death.

Her and Oogie are also becoming fast friends, somehow I had a feeling they would. There's a little resentment on both parts at moments, especially when they both want my attention at the same time, but after the first couple of days, there's been no hissing or growling - Just on occasional dirty look! And I've caught them snuggling together on several occasions, it's a process getting them use to each other, but I'm sure in time they'll only become closer.

In a year or two, I think I want to add a 3rd Sphynx to the family again in honor of Cali, but not now. Right now I want to enjoy the 2 I have, and allow myself to completly get over Cali's death. It just happened so fast, and so unexpectidly, it's really knocked me back a few steps. But Cali died knowing she what a real home felt like, and that alone makes it a bit easier to say goodbye.
 

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ButterBall ain't shy with the kisses either. He loves to lick my ears and nose. His breath usually smells as good as his poops. So the kisses to the face aren't always pleasant.
 

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Lydia,
Im glad to hear your getting back on track! Welcome back!:ThumbsUp:
 

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Hi Lydia,
Glad to see you back and so happy to hear everyone is doing well! I don't think anything helps us get through loss as well as (or as quickly) our four-legged friends do. They're like little sponges that soak up all our sadness and just give us pure love in return.

Walter is a kisser, too, but I think his tongue is actually made of 40 grit sandpaper. It hurts! :Laugh:
 

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Welcome back Lydia! You've been dearly missed. I'm so glad to hear that Haley is helping you through your loss. Even though Meecho didn't know my bubby Midnight I really wonder if I would have made it back without her. I know Cali knew how much you cared and loved her, which is all we can really hope our babies will know at the end. I'm sure when your ready in a few years your going to find that rescue that is going to need you and love you just as much as Oogie, Haley and Cali do and they will be blessed to be your home and life.
 

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I don't think anything helps us get through loss as well as (or as quickly) our four-legged friends do. They're like little sponges that soak up all our sadness and just give us pure love in return.
Very beautifully said, Brooke! I've always noticed that ability of our pets to heal us, but you described it much better than I ever could.

Lydia, I'm so glad to hear that you are working through your grief, thanks in part to your new best friend Haley. I know this sounds so cliche, but time really does heal all wounds. It'll get easier to deal with the loss as the months pass.

I lost my father two years ago, so I know the emptiness one feels when a loved one, whether they be human or animal, passes away. The empty feeling never really goes away but the love and support of our family and friends helps to insulate the pain. Hang in there....you have a lot of friends here who care about you and your babies!
 

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I am glad you feel better.
It will take time to feel better.
Cleo gives kisses also and is different from any cat I have ever had.
 

Luvmysphynx

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Hi Lydia,
Glad to see you back and so happy to hear everyone is doing well! I don't think anything helps us get through loss as well as (or as quickly) our four-legged friends do. They're like little sponges that soak up all our sadness and just give us pure love in return.

Walter is a kisser, too, but I think his tongue is actually made of 40 grit sandpaper. It hurts! :Laugh:
ROFL Honestly - I think Haley's is to LOL It hurts, but I tolerate it!!! Heck, I'm use to rescueing old dogs, some of them like to kiss, and if they do it before I've gotten their dental done their breath makes you want to puke - So I'll take the painfully rough sandpaper cat kisses over the stinky breath old dog kisses anyday, although both are appreciated!!! :LOL:
 

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ROFL Honestly - I think Haley's is to LOL It hurts, but I tolerate it!!! Heck, I'm use to rescueing old dogs, some of them like to kiss, and if they do it before I've gotten their dental done their breath makes you want to puke - So I'll take the painfully rough sandpaper cat kisses over the stinky breath old dog kisses anyday, although both are appreciated!!! :LOL:
Lydia, that's so true...plus, cat's are more stingy with their kisses - so they make you feel more special when you get one! My dog would kiss any old stranger that walked in the front door (right after he got done licking his own stinky butt, of course!...) :LOL:
 

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of course, is there any better time then after licking the butt? ROFL
 
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