I lost Fluffy, my feline daughter, 5 years 9 months and 21 days ago. The pain eased eventually but it still hurts. Especially on her birthday and the anniversary of her death. But all that pain has been renewed with my canine daughter Jesse being diagnosed with untreatable cancer, and my foster daughter Sheeba who just recently moved back in with her parents going blind in one eye and having a lump biopsied.
A few weeks after Fluff died (once the tears settled enough so i could see, my son stopped crying and Patches decided to stop her suicide attempt) I found Rainbow Bridge story. I have it hanging on the wall between fluffy's pictures. Its one of the sweetest but saddest stories Ive ever read