December 12, 2007
When my husband and I separated, we agreed that he would keep the cats. It was hard for me, but the best thing for them to stay together. When I said goodbye to them for the last time, I thought, This is what love is – putting the ones you love first, no matter how much it hurts. I knew I’d never see them again. But my ex and I kept in touch during the final illness of one of them, and when he told me she was gone with the short winter day, my heart broke all over again.