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Boo has taken up residence in the chair that Abby used on the back screened in porch. The left picture of Abby was taken only a few days before she fell ill. You can see I have not moved the throw or pillow, there is still a sameness to the setting which I have not been able to change. I still find I am unable to go out on the back porch like I have in the past. I used to enjoy being out there with the cats even on warm days. But it is where I found Abby in the midst of a CHF attack on July 28th,and there are still has too many memories I cannot face. The first time I caught a glimpse of Boo in this chair all I could see out the door was a black back and for just that one second I thought "Abby", or course you know it wasn't and I knew instantly it was Boo. That was many weeks ago, and since I have grown accustomed to seeing Boo curled up in the same sun filled chair that Abby so loved, especially in these last few warm months. So, I'm glad Boo is able to enjoy the same sun drenched warmth that Abby once did.I am glad that another Tuxedo kitty is filling that spot,even as I miss my Abby girl, time marches forward. I notice now a crispness in the night breeze, even here in Florida and soon Fall will make it's way to Winter. Placing more distance between. Time does soften a loss, but it will always live within you. There will always be a longing....for what once was and cannot ever be again.