Emotional pain. My entire chest hurts from my crying.
I said good-bye to Muffin today at the veterinarian's office as she died in my arms.
She has been my companion, sleeping with me almost every night, for 18 years.
I cannot think straight, or do anything but minimal activities in between bouts of crying.
I'm so glad I have Panther (or Painter) to cuddle with, and she's a wonderful comic. I'm sure we will get through this and somehow fill the gap that is left in our lives in the shape of a small cat.
I will carry my love to her with me the rest of my life.