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Question: How to get over the loss of a cat? I am 18 and my cat was one month shy of turning 18 and i've had her my entire life, and she had Pancreatic paraneoplastic alopecia that we just discovered yesterday and the vet didnt know what it was untill she called some people. She was not just a cat to me she was my little girl and I was allways the one who took care of her and now that shes gone everything I look at I start crying and it takes alot for me to cry I am joining the Marines and I feel weak when I cry now. I have white fur all over my shirts and stuff and i see that and cry and theres still food sitting around and I dont know how to get over this. I feel like I cant take it anymore and it only happened yesterday. She was so healthy her whole life then she gets hit with one of the rarest diseases in cats and it started May 20th and she was put to sleep May 24th, its just heart braking. So if anyone has any ideas of ways to get over this or maybe a timeframe intill i will stop wanting to shoot myself would help me.

Answer: I am so sorry for your loss. I can well remember the almost physical pain that is a broken heart. It must be especially hard for you as her illness was so unexpected. I wish I had wise words to ease your heartache, but it's true that time really is the great healer. There is no time scale, everyone is different. Allow yourself time to mourn her loss, just as you would for any other family member. There will come a day when you can remember the happy times you shared together and you'll be able to think about her without your heart aching. I know it doesn't sound like it now,but believe me, Ive been in your situation as have many others out there. Please don't be embarrassed about how much you're hurting right now. There's no weakness in admitting that someone you loved dearly has died. If anything, it's strength of character to be true to who you are. Do you have family members or good friends who you can talk to openly? It really does help to talk about your feelings instead of bottling them up. If you'd like to create a memorial for her you can do so at the Rainbow Bridge web site. You can share your memories of her with other people.

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