What I did not realize was how her 15 year old son would react to it. Three days after the mother's death Simba has also left us. He just went into a shock and his kidneys failed to keep up with the shock.
I knew that animals do feel the emotion of loosing another animal. But to totally go into a shock and die so soon I did not expect.
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
Thank you very much for writing. We can empathize with your feelings of loss, as we've been there several times ourselves.
We also almost lost a cat because of her deep mourning. She had stopped eating and drinking, and had to take her to the vet to give her fluids between the layers of her skin to keep her alive until she could deal with the loss. She lived several more years. See: A Story About Nathan and Travelin
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your kitties are in the arms of the Lord.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary