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Paul's Music has been healing

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Last post 17/02/2020

Posted by Nancy R

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      I had to put my old cat down today.  I knew it was coming but that doesn't make it any easier and knowing she was starting to suffer.  I knew for a long time I loved her so much and that the end would be hard on me.  The worst part was the wait.  Calling the vet and then what do you do for those few hours you have left?  We spent it together listening to Paul.  I put on the McCartney years.  she wasn't such a big McCartney fan but I was always playing it for her and felt it was needed.

      As I held her phsyically for the last time, petting her, hugging her, I realized how important Paul's music was to me.  I always thought it was more then the music, who he was, what he stood for, the people he connected me to both good and snotty nasty.  But the music was the main thing and the most important.  It couldn't have been a better moment for me and my Cat to share in our final moments together.  

      I"m a wreck right now.  Lighting grief candles and drinking.  I know it will pass and she lived the best life.  Even the vet said I was a great cat parent always giving her meds, bringing her in when she was sick at the right time.  She was just very old.  

      I'm just more grateful to Paul then I'd ever been right now for his music.  Ever.  Yeah, Little Willow had me in tears but still, his music spans the spectrum of emotions.  Just like I do.  

        Been there done that KO. I am so sorry for the pain that you are going through right now. Hopefully soon she will send you a new cat to fill that hole in your heart.

          I've been through it too, several times. I feel your pain. 😢

            So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear cat KO. It is one of life's most difficult losses. 😢 You sound like such a wonderful cat parent. 

              Thanks, Guys.  I still have my spouses' cat that I took in when their house burned down.  I'm grateful for her and I feel my friend all through the place still.  first night home without her.  Spouses' cat got big hugs but she always gets them.  

               

              I decided to play McCartney Years again while getting dressed and I found myself reliving many of my last moments with my cat a day later so it added an extra layer onto the music for me.  I'm sort of glad I didn't play All My Sorrows.  I would have lost it.  I do feel I put her out of her suffering.  she could no longer walk for 12 hours before I made the choice.  

              I was really attached to her.  but Paul's music is pulling me through.  I'll make it through this like I have every other thing I survived.  I just know it's the natural end of a cycle in both our lives.  

                Losing a pet is almost more painful than losing a human friend or family member. They age so fast, and you never really know what they understand of what you're trying to tell them. I'm a dog person, and the deaths of the two dogs I've had in my life were incredibly painful.

                  I agree about losing a dog.  They love you so unconditionally.  They cry when you leave the house... I think they are telepathic even. When you are down they feel it and try to make you happy. I still feel so sad over the loss of my dog that I can't get a new one, it was too painful when my sister's dog died as well. 😭 LOVE Dogs ❤🐶

                  Yes, Paul's music is so very very beautiful, very soothing and so so healing.  

                    love2travel wrote:

                    I agree about losing a dog.  They love you so unconditionally.  They cry when you leave the house... I think they are telepathic even. When you are down they feel it and try to make you happy. I still feel so sad over the loss of my dog that I can't get a new one, it was too painful when my sister's dog died as well. 😭 LOVE Dogs ❤🐶

                    Yes, Paul's music is so very very beautiful, very soothing and so so healing.  

                    I know most dog people don't believe it, but everything you said in your first few sentences is true of cats. My one cat cries when my mom leaves the house. When I was sick in January, my other cat would get on the bed with me and she normally doesn't do that. LOVE Cats ❤️ 😺