December 14 is officially my least favourite date on the calendar.
It’s an emotionally tough day because it’s a reminder of love and loss. One year ago I lost my long time furry companion, Krumpet.
Cancer struck and Krumpet became incredibly sick over a short period of time. There’s no way of knowing how long she’d had the disease but after falling ill, she only lasted a few weeks.
Watching her rapidly deteriorate from a confident and chilled out puss to a withdrawn, thin and unwell girl was heartbreaking. It was a distressing and traumatic time and she’s still in my thoughts every single day.
I still miss her terribly. It’s hard to believe a whole year has passed – the months seems to have gone by slowly and fast at the same time.
Grief is a real bitch. Even though the missing never stops, each day become a little easier and the dark days are less often.
Honouring my girl with a few tributes was very therapeutic and I’m grateful for how they helped me get through the dark times. I’m also glad that her grave is close by so I can visit her when I need to.
Losing loved ones sucks. What has helped you get through the darkness of grief?
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