Photo of my cat Lucy taken by me, Cheryl Larkin
Yesterday I had to put my cat Lucy down. She was suffering from a rare skin disease that affects tortoise shell cats. She purred into my ear as I hugged her and kissed her and prepared to put her in the cat carrier so she could be taken to be put down. It was a tough decison and I certainly cried a lot, but I know it was the right one.
Dealing with loss is always so tough but I know I am getting better at it. Somewhere along the way in these past few years I have learned to allow things to move through me and not hold onto them. My heart aches at the loss of my sweet Lucy, but I am also filled with gratitude for the years I had with her.