Originally Posted by Tooters
Thank you. With the death of their sibling, we also decided to keep them inside from now on. (cat died too close to home.. hew as in our backyard when we discovered him
) The last male we have left has seemed more depressed than the rest of them, i wonder if they could have had some sort of a brotherly bond?
It can affect some cats more than others,like humans-the severity of depression
and their mourning for their mate varies from individual to individual.
It might be just general mourning,as opposed to actual depression,if it carries on and never shifts,it's depression.
They might not be eating,wanting to do much,keep searching for their missing friend,sleeping a lot more than usual,they might just need to get used to the new routine and they will be fine.
Samianther had a sister [Blackie] for 14 years,until she was PTS for cancer,she- unbelievably,fitted into the new routine without her sister-and friend quickly.
It is not something that can predicted,just give them a lot more rubs and kisses until they feel ready.
This is KingdomOfRats-good to see another WPer/AFFer here.