Coping with loss and grief is one of the very hardest things to endure in life, particularly when a person very close to you has passed away at a tragically young age. Hilton Patton from Edmonton, Alberta, decided that the best space to honor his late brother Boston was to build something truly special for the beloved Bengal felines he left behind, and the result is beautiful.
“The cats’ epithets are Benji and Nala, ” Hilton told Bored Panda . strong> “Nala is about 5, and Benji is about 3 I believe. They’ve had a hard time adjusting. Nala’s always been a more social “cat-o-nine-tail” who loves people in general, so she was a bit easier, but Benji has actually ever desired, or even liked, one person, and that’s Boston. He’s never really let anyone else even pet him. But with Boston, he’d follow him around, jump on him, sleep on him, everything. Benji has only now only started to feel comfortable with come this way and playing with me and Nala.”
“For undertaking the project, I knew he would never crave Benji and Nala split up, because he had actually specifically told me that. And I know he wouldn’t crave them going to someone he didn’t know or completely trust. I frankly can’t even clarify my whole thought process at the time, cause it actually was just a lot of ache. Just nothing mattered except for doing something him. Money didn’t matter, my job didn’t content , good-for-nothing mattered.”
“Emotionally, the construction of it I think was helpful at the time, cause I was in an extremely dark home and it was something I could pour myself completely into. All my fund, all my occasion, it went to that. I’m still not out of the dark region if I’m is sincere, and I don’t imagine I ever will be, but being near the cats and getting to see them every day does help.”
Hilton goes into detail about how he and his pals built the feline paradise below, and if you’d like to help him make it even better, you can check out his gofundme page here.