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My 18 year old cat was euthanised today

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    maggie8
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    I’m totally alone with no family or friends; my cat Maggie was my whole world. I’m here now surrounded by all of her things, with reminders everywhere. I’m overwhelmed with grief.

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    VM-Tzimisce
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    Hi @maggie8

    I am so sorry that you are going through this alone. If you would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can call us on 1300 845 745 between 8 AM and 8 PM AEST, any day of the week. If you find making calls difficult, we also have a service where you can book a call. If you scroll to the top of this page, the request a callback link is in the upper right-hand corner. Our volunteers are here to listen and help you as you grieve.

    Nothing I say, right now, is really going to help. When you’re not feeling so raw, I’d love it if you could look at resource for grieving pet owners, here https://griefline.org.au/resources/losing-a-pet/ . It is important not to blame yourself for what happened. I am sure you gave Maggie the best life that you could and that she loved you dearly. This pain you are experiencing, right now, is proof of that love.

    Please be kind to yourself. Remember to eat and drink and give yourself the time and space to grieve. Your grief is proof of how much you loved her.

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    VM-Ceas15
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    Hi @maggie8,
    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet like Maggie can be incredibly painful, especially when she was such a central part of your life. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by grief when you’re surrounded by so many reminders of her.
    Please know that you’re not alone in this. There are many people here who understand the profound bond we share with our pets and the deep sense of loss that comes when they are no longer with us. Your feelings are valid, and it’s okay to grieve as long as you need to.
    It might help to share more about Maggie and the joy she brought into your life. Sometimes, talking about our loved ones and the memories we cherish can be a comforting way to keep their spirit alive in our hearts.
    If you’re open to it, there are ways to honor her memory that might bring you some solace. Creating a small memorial, writing down your favorite memories with her, or even talking to her as if she were still here can be comforting practices.
    We’re here to support you through this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you need someone to talk to.

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