Morbidly checked the website of the Jewish funeral home in another city, just in case the person I'm cat-sitting for had lost the relative she went to that city to take care of. And there it was, right at the top. Her relative is dead.
Don't I just feel terrible, saying the terrible things I said earlier???
On the other hand, I feel immensely relieved that this deal is finite; the awful, AWFUL cat-sitting will end sooner rather than later.
It was true, what I wrote. It is too hard. I can't do it.
But for a few more days, until she returns, I will have to.