I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the comments and emails about Sophie’s passing. I read every single one of them and I am completely overwhelmed at how incredible this community is. It is so comforting to know that others cherish their cats in the same way that I do. As I’ve said before, animal people — and cat people specifically — are some of the most compassionate and caring individuals I know and I’m honored to be a part of this group.
Just a little story for you. Over the weekend, I was hanging around the house feeling quite sad and missing Sophie. I sat down in the lounge chair on the catio and Ando — who rarely sits in a lap — hopped up on my lap, settled in and slept in the sun for an hour. While Ando was still on my lap, I started to cry and immediately Mackenzie came marching over and hopped up on my chest to comfort me. There I sat with 30+ lbs of cat on me. Some of the best therapy I could ask for.