This grandmother and her cat were so bonded that they died on the same day
This grandma and her cat were so deeply connected that even death couldn’t separate them. The grandma died four hours after the 15-year-old cat died. Gabby was two years old when her grandparents adopted her, and when they took her home, she went upstairs, found a bed to settle into, and fell asleep.
The cat seems to know she was in the right place, both for a nap and for a lifetime. Grandpa died not long after Gabby joined the family permanently, so Grandma couldn’t keep up with a large house on her own, so she and the cat moved into a senior apartment complex.
Jill Layton states that: “When I was a kid, I was thrilled with my grandmother and Gabby’s love story, and I knew I’d have my own pet as soon as I could.” I desired the same connection and real love that Grandma and Gabby provided for each other.”
Gabby spent her days with Grandma and her evenings trying to sleep while walking on her head. They started getting older at the same time, yet they remained two nice elderly ladies who enjoyed each other’s company. Gabby’s relationship with Grandma waned as they became older, and her health declined. And Grandma couldn’t eat much more because she had lost so much weight, showing that this pair of close companions was nearing the end of their lives.
Gabby was about to go when Grandma took her to the vet, where they decided she should be killed. Grandma comforted her dearest friend as she closed her eyes for the last time, a difficult situation for anyone who has had to go through it, but especially difficult for this grandma who grew elderly in the care of her cat.
Grandma had lost her best friend, and possibly her soulmate. Grandma went home after Gabby had left and fell right asleep on the couch, never to be awakened. She died four hours after Gabby. Perhaps it was only her time and a weird coincidence that she died sad, or their spirits couldn’t be separated.
“My dog and I are now as completely in love with each other as Grandma and Gabby,” Jill said. And I owe it to my grandma for teaching in me the importance of having and loving pets. I like to think Gabby was with Grandma in spirit when she took her last breath, just as Grandma had done with Gabby a few hours before. They’re buried together, and I’m sure their bond is as strong as ever.”
CREDIT: Jill Layton