as we drove into maple ridge today, we had about 30 minutes to discuss what was coming up next. aladdin occasionally gave a quiet, singular, questioning meow and i struggled to explain.
i drove with my fingers thru the gate of his carrier so i could rub his head and i told him what he could expect when we reached his journeys end.
i also asked if ever in his long and difficult life, was there a time when he felt so happy and well loved that his life felt like a gift. this was really important to me that he had this time somewhere in his past. i know how much BF and saints loved and cared for him but i wanted him to have had much more than that.
i didn't get my answers, i don't know if he understood what i said. but aladdin's passing was utterly and completely peaceful, there was not a single moment when he was afraid.
and i hope he knew how important it was to me that he was happy he had come to saints before he passed away.
rest in peace aladdin, the king of cats.