Remembering Ruby

Remembering Ruby: That Time When I Trimmed Ruby’s Nails

Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby and Allegra Helped Me Swap Out the Cable Box

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It’s hard to believe Ruby has been gone more than two years after being diagnosed with advanced kidney disease. Some days I still miss my little girl so much, it feels like she just left me yesterday. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits, and I love sharing the memories with you.Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby Went to the Dentist

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Allegra has completely recovered from her visit to Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery – in fact, about 36 hours after having most of her teeth extracted, she acted like nothing ever happened! It’s remarkable how quickly cats bounce back from what I would consider major surgery. Granted, she had some really good pain medication for the first few days, but it still seemed miraculous to me just how quickly she was back to normal. Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: Ruby and the Leaves

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It’s now about two years ago that Ruby was first diagnosed with advanced kidney disease. Sometimes it still seems like it was just yesterday, and at times it’s still incomprehensible that my little girl is no longer with us. I’m grateful I have eight years of her column to look back on to trigger specific memories, because much as we don’t want to believe it, time does blur what we remember. Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: How Ruby Trained Me How to Properly Sleep with Her

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Some days, even almost two years later, I still miss my little girl so much, it feels like she just left me yesterday. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits.

We don’t realize how quickly we can forget the small, everyday things after we lose a loved one.Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby Shared the Top Ten Things About Herself

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Some days, even almost two years later, I still miss my little girl so much, it feels like she just left me yesterday. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits.

We don’t realize how quickly we can forget the small, everyday things after we lose a loved one. It’s one of the many reasons why I encourage people to journal after they lose a cat and write down as many memories as they can. Capturing memories while they’re fresh in our minds is a precious gift to ourselves.Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: The Vet Visit

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I am so grateful to have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections to look back on, even though of course, eight years isn’t nearly enough. We don’t realize how quickly we can forget the small, everyday things after we lose a loved one. It’s one of the many reasons why I encourage people to journal after they lose a cat and write down as many memories as they can. Capturing memories while they’re fresh in our minds is a precious gift to ourselves.Continue Reading