Some days, even almost two years later, I still miss my little girl so much, it feels like she just left me yesterday. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits.
We don’t realize how quickly we can forget the small, everyday things after we lose a loved one. It’s one of the many reasons why I encourage people to journal after they lose a cat and write down as many memories as they can. Capturing memories while they’re fresh in our minds is a precious gift to ourselves.
Today’s memory goes back to March of 2016, when Ruby wrote extensively about how she trained me to sleep with her. My little girl was the best cuddler ever. I called her my velcro kitten, because if she had had her way, she would have been touching me in some shape or form all the time, and that didn’t end when we went to bed. Allegra sleeps next to me, but to date she has never liked it if I even so much as try to put my arm around her. Ruby, on the other hand, always settled in the crook of my arm and rested her head on my shoulder as we drifted off to sleep.
Read Ruby on Sleeping with Humans for Ruby’s full “training program.”