Hal (person), myself, and the remaining Stooges, Hal The Cat and Jax, made it through yesterday without Stevie Nicks as part of the family. Jax was distraught because, at his young age, he’s never lost another cat that he was close to. Jax was always the one we’d find washing Stevie Nicks until she got tired of the attention and the play fight would commence.
In the past, when one of our cats has died, we move quickly to find a new one to share our love with. This time is different because of the COVID pandemic. Pet adoption is a much more time-consuming process that makes it more difficult. Eventually, we’ll find another cat to bring into the family.
I used my time yesterday to cook. Spending time in the new kitchen was therapeutic for me. The pain of losing Stevie Nicks is still intense, but I know that it will heal over time. Hal The Cat spent time investigating. Places Stevie Nicks used to lay and sleep in. Occasionally, he would meow as if saying goodbye to her. Jax demanded to be held as often as possible, and Hal (person) did some cleaning to occupy his time.
I’m not sure what Wednesday has in store for us, but we’ll do the best we can and make it through together.