When do you think Rocky knew Dylan want coming back? I have mine own cat and sometimes wonder if I were to die when he would realize cause he gets fussy if I'm late getting home from school. Sorry if this is a stupid question.
It’s not a stupid question. I think our pets can sense when something is amiss. Your cat misses you when you are gone longer than expected, so I can imagine he would feel your indefinite absence. When my grandpa died, our cat would frequently go to the places he sat &, maybe I read too much into it, but it seemed like she looked around for him alot. When my boyfriend passed away, the cat (one of the only cats he ever liked) sat out in front of the house (something he hadn’t done in a while or since) when we came by in the funeral line (the cemetary was on the hill across from our house). I thought it was kinda like a “tip of the hat” to him; idk.
I’m sure Rocky missed Dylan. It may have took him a little while to realize Dylan wasn’t coming back, or, he may have known in some way right from the start. I’ve heard people say animals have a “sixth sense” like that, & even that maybe they can see things we don’t; idk. Sue said Rocky’s health had been declining as he was getting old, & that she’d took him to vet right after Dylan’s passing, so I’m not sure how much longer Rocky himself lasted after Dylan :-(