Today I said good-bye to my feline companion of nearly 17 years. I am sad but peaceful as I know she is in a better place now. I merely released her spirit from an ailing body for I know she has not departed that far. She was the universe expresing itself in physical form. Because I too am made of that same "stuff" I know she is with me always.
I am thankful for the support of family and friends who understand the connection I have always had and will always have to cats. I will look forward to the renewal of life in the joy of bringing home new kittens. For now, I will just "be" intensely present with this moment for awhile and let myself decompress.