Opus has been doing better than expected. When the boys were born, they bonded instantly. Though there were other liter mates, Opus and Roscoe's bond was speical; you never found one without the other. The woman who owned the kittens noticed this and did her best to find a home that would take both kittens as she didn't have the heart to separate them. One by one, the other kittens found homes until there was only Opus and Roscoe left. I hadn't planed on having two cats, but who could break up such an irresistible set? Having two cats was the best decisions we ever made. Though they never liked being left alone at home, they always had each other for company.
A few times in the night Opus has been caught wandering the halls, calling out into the darkness. We always pick him up and tuck into bed with us. Immediately he begins to purr and settles down for a nap. Opus has always been a needy cat (he sits on my lap now as I type) but this week he has become an even bigger "mamma's boy". Having him glued to my hip has been good for me, together we will get through our grief. One thing we have noticed is that Opus has been very playful these past few days, acting more like Roscoe than himself. We joke that he may be possessed by our more out going Roscoe.
One thing that has given us hope during this dark time are the kind words of friends and strangers. My husband, a non- blogger, is amazed at the amount of comments, emails, and candles lit, and photos made all in the memory of our sweet Roscoe. Knowing that others care and understand what we are going through has been such a big help. Your kindness has meant the world to us. For every person and animal who has stopped by to offer encouragement, support and love, we will remember you always.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you.
Opus and Roscoe's birthday is September 22ND. Poor Roscoe went to the bridge just 13 days before his 13Th birthday. We have chosen that day to celebrate the life of Roscoe with a wake. It will be a happy occasion as we remember our fun-loving, free spirited cat. Gather up your favorite Roscoe photos or stories and be ready to share them. More details to follow.