Dear Peggy –
Oh our babies, they are as sensitive as we are. They know happiness, joy, sadness and grief. They also are so very smart and they absolutely know when we are experiencing the same feelings.
Here’s a story about my kitty Rusty who left me 10 weeks and 2 days ago . . .
Rusty was about 16 or 17 years old when this happened. He was extraordinary & had a keen sense of picking up on feelings. 5 years ago on New Year's Eve, we lost our beloved Bernese mountain dog, Bingo. Bingo was really more my husband's dog than mine, though I loved her just as much. When we came home from the e.r. vet hospital, after Bingo was pts, Rusty could sense our sadness, and as my husband & I spooned on our bed, Rusty joined us, spooning into my husband's chest, something he had NEVER done before. From that day forward I don't think a day went by that Rusty didn't provide comfort to my husband. EVERY night after dinner Rusty would sit in his lap or lay on his chest (until his little clamshell bed became his most comfortable and loved spot.) EVERY night at bedtime, Rusty would curl up into my husband's armpit (until he stop coming upstairs.) Although Rusty was "my" kitty, he knew my husband needed extra love and he gave it to him, unconditionally of course, until the end of his sweet, wonderful life.
We all miss him so much, and my other fur babies, my kitty LuluBelle and my dog Bam Bam, they continue to look for Rusty. LuluBelle sometimes sleeps in Rusty’s bed. I know they feel their own sadness as well as mine.
Your Phoebe is letting you know that she too misses her sister and that she also wants to play and bring joy to you at the same time.
Phaedra is watching over all of you with warm loving eyes and she’s knows you’ll be there for one another, providing comfort and love as you move forward.