Reincarnation/death of my cat


beth wrote at 2008-08-14 03:12:35
I think that the above answer is a bit "deeper" than you probably need right now, when you just lost you kitty. I lost Mackie, a cat that I loved since the day she was born. Her mom had 2 kittens a couple of months after adopting her from a shelter. I did not know she was pregnant. Mackie was born not breathing. I was able to revive her and she lived a wonder life. She was diagnosed with severe diabetes about age 8. I fought the battle aggressively. I spent all of my time after work, researching, learning, trying anything to keep her from declining.

After two years of extremely expensive twice daily insulin injections, special diets, hundreds of vet visits, and more than a few serious health scares, she passed away after catching a cold.

It still kills me. She was so special. I can't even hold back the tears just typing this.

Exactly one day after laying her to rest under "her" window and placing her headstone, which reads "Mackie, please stay with me forever", a strange cat showed up at our front door. I had a lot of anger in me after losing her. I tried to shoo him away over & over, but he just kept coming back. He was skinny and obviously needed a home, but I just couldn't do it. I even threw water at him once, because he would not let pass to get in the front door.

He does not act anything like she did. I started to feed him because I felt bad and soon I got attached to the little guy. He lives with us know and I call him "the Great Pumpkin" (he is orange).

While I know for sure that it is not her, I truly feel that she did guide him to me to help me deal with the loss. So, I guess you can say that she is going to stay with me forever, after all.

paula wrote at 2008-12-11 04:08:27
Thank you so much for asking and answering this question.  It has been a little over a month since I lost my beloved baby after 14 years.  I miss her terribly and have been plagued with the thought that I should be out there trying to find her.  What a relief to know that I am not alone.

Bonny wrote at 2010-12-09 23:24:33
I don't know if I can do this. Even after 6 weeks and 1 day of our beautiful, 9 1/2 month old kitten, Panda dying, I still want her back. Even as I write this my face is wet with tears. How does one find it in them, to let go of a soul so sweet and kind and loving.

I do know this, that if every person who had ever lived, had been like her, then this world would never have had any wars ...There would never have been any murders or any intentional crimes. It is an honor to have had her in our lives...I so wish that I could have done more for her. I miss her so much. I love her so very much.

I keep asking the spirit of my step father, to let me have her back. You see, I found these kittens on 'his' property and raised them from the day they were born. Maybe Panda is with him now. I still have her brother and he is wonderful. I love him dearly.  He follows me everywhere and he is devoted and loving. I know he misses his sister too.  

God bless cats...but why do they hold on to our hearts the way they do.

At least now I know that I am not alone with how I feel and you can know the same.

Thank You  for reading this far.

Grace wrote at 2015-02-05 05:43:54
Hi, My own experience is that NO-ONE will have the answer for you.  this is between you and your Beloved Cat.  She will come back to you, if you still have evolution together.  this is the ONLY reason, of course aside from the Deep Love Bond you already have.  Never listen to anyone who has NOT experienced the Loss of an Animal Companion.  they have NO idea of what is involved.  and Every relationship, humans and animals is different and applies ONLY to the animals and humans concerned.  If you feel a deep inner knowing that you have "Not finished together", this alone is your confirmation that she will return to you.  then you have to trust your Beloved Cat and she will show you herself what to do, in order to find Her in a New form.  It may takes weeks, months, or even days, for her to Return to you.  Please trust EVERY detail that comes your way, and act on EVERY impulse regardless of how "silly" it may seem.  for your Beloved Cat has infinite ways to reach you and guide you... as you already know.  I wish you the Best of Luck and Hope you re-unite with your Darling Feline Soul.  thankyou


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I can answer questions about reincarnation (from both Eastern and Western perspectives) and life after death, and how these topics relate to religion and spirituality.


I produced a documentary entitled "In Another Life: Reincarnation in America" which aired on PBS station KBDI in Denver, CO, Jan. 2003
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