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It’s hard to believe Ruby has been gone more than two years after being diagnosed with advanced kidney disease. Some days I still miss my little girl so much, it actually feels like a physical ache. 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, and I love sharing the memories with you.

Today’s memory goes back to August of 2014. Cats are natural meditation companions. Ruby always was very physical about showing her affection, and sitting quietly could be challenging for her.

Read Meditating with Mom for Ruby’s explanation of how she adjusted to meditating with me.

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10 Comments on Remembering Ruby: Meditating with Mom

  1. Thank you for sharing another of your memories of Ruby’s adventures. It does make my heart ache but it is also uplifting to remember–and her personality sounds so charming. These precious creatures break our hearts. I wish they could live for many more years… Prayers to you and sweet, beautiful Ruby.

    • Allegra has really come into her own since Ruby died. She was always a little bit in Ruby’s shadow since Ruby had such a huge personality. And even though I tend to forget that she’s almost 13, she is a senior kitty, and I believe it would be stressful for her to have to adapt to another cat at this point. She’s so happy and content right now, it just doesn’t feel right for us.

  2. Love listening to Ruby’s stories. When I feel I need to meditate, I usually end up falling asleep for a short catnap. Tasha ends up meditating all day long!

  3. I can just picture this. You trying to meditate and Ruby trying to show you how much she loves you. She was such a joy. I think I miss her as much as you do.

  4. In my home the situation is reversed. When I see my cats sitting quietly with their eyes closed, I am convinced they are meditating. And when they have that beautiful, relaxed, peaceful look, all I want to do is either pet them, talk to them, or pick them up – all of which would disturb their “meditations”. I usually stop myself from bothering them, but sometimes I just can’t help myself!

  5. My cat Ruby passed away s little over a week ago. She also had kidney disease. I still come home expecting to see her.

  6. I am so so sad ! I am a man but am suffering badly and cant stand the pain, I cry everyday. My neighbour here in UK had a nine month old kitten named chi chi. He would come and see me everyday over the wall and came to trust me. He wanted to be around us lots and I fell in love with him. My own loved kitty died two years ago so chi chi felt like compensation and a gift. On his last day we played in the garden and he allowed me to tickle his tummy while biffing me gently with his paws. He would take little gifts I gave him and proudly march off home with them in his mouth, he was a bundle of joy. His owners normally call him home at dusk, but this evening he didn`t come home, they left the back door open all night for him. He was found dead on a very quiet road near our homes next morning and had a bad head injury. I here my neigbour cry for him most days and it hurts, they have two young daughters and the kitten was a Christmas present. What gets me is that that road is so quiet it was a one in a million chance he would get killed. Although I didn`t know you that long , I love you little chi chi and hope God has found a place for you to play.

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