After two and a half months, it is still hard for me. These two adorable beings have found a new loving home. Hopefully for another 5 good years of elderly life. My heart broke, but I knew it was the same break I would eventually experience once they leave for good, in old age.
You see, Ramses never felt at home in the apartment in Denmark. He would not sleep, and would not let anyone, including the neighbors, sleep. He was happier in a cat hotel than he was at his new home with me. He spent the last three weeks on antidepressants, totally drugged and out of this world. It was heart-wrenching to see. His best friend Cassandra did not know what to do as her buddy was not completely mentally present. Moving was not possible as a short-term option. It would have been selfish to ask for these elderly kitties to keep up with the speed of frequent travel, moving every couple of years, varipus cat-sitters visiting, and weeks spent in cat hotels?
Since last October these two have peacefully and cozily cohabited in south Sweden with two furry guinea pig friends and three less furry human friends. Hugs and cuddles are not spared. And I am left wondering how life takes such unexpected kinks and turns.
(Brande, Denmark; January 2019)