Many don’t understand how much cats can offer and enrich our lives. Many think cats are only about being independent.
Yet, as a cat-lover, you know differently. You know how much they grace your life with their wisdom and antics.
Why Grief is Necessary
When you receive news that your cat only has a short period of time to live, your new and unexpected emotions of grief will be difficult to navigate.
When you have to navigate the news your cat is dying you may ask yourself, “Does it ever get easier with my grief?” The short answer is no.
Navigate The News Your Cat is Dying
In my book, My Cat is Dying: What Do I Do? Navigating Emotions, Decisions, and Options for Healing I talk at great length about grief. I also cover in detail how to navigate this difficult time with grace, knowledge, and compassion for you and your cat.
Let me share with you the following the 4 tips so I can begin supporting you with your journey. It is important for you to know that you are not alone.
Four Tips to Navigate The News Your Cat is Dying
- Learn what normal grief is and recognize when your grief becomes abnormal.
- Reach out to someone who will listen to every word you express with respect and compassion.
- Spend quality and scheduled time with your cat without distraction.
- Become familiar with your unique feelings of grief. Be open to your feelings.
Having a terminally ill cat is certainly hard. Your cat is your special companion and their pending loss is going to trigger your emotions.
What Four Tips to Navigate the News Your Cat is Dying have you tried?