I’m going to make this as short as possible. A year ago our neighbours cat kept coming into our garden and as time went on this cat showed more affection to me and my family. I petted it and enjoyed his company for the short while he is in our vicinity. The cat keeps coming almost everyday up until now.
Recently, I’ve started to develop an emotional attachment to this cat. I cannot get this cat out of my mind even when I force myself to. There has been moments where the image of this cat meowing would occur in my mind at work/home and I would almost start crying due to his innocence. Thoughts keep coming such as what if this cat leaves the neighbourhood, what if the cat dies, and so on and so forth.It has been a hell of a ride these couple of days. I know this cat is not mine, one day this cat will leave the world and I know life will go on and will have to get on with my life without his company.
Has anyone experienced emotional attachments of this nature ?
How do I break free from these attachments in future ?
I would appreciate if you could share your thoughts and provide solace.