It’s been over two months since I lost my old cat Jake. Adjustments had to be made. For me it was less work and a lot less worry with a sense of loss. Not sure what the impact on the cats was. (How can you tell?)
One thing I know is that after he was gone, they still treated “his spots” as…well…his spots.
One spot was his bed near the heat register. Old cats like warm. Here he is in his favorite (but not only) bed.
After two months, Morgan finally climbed in to enjoy it.