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Old 05-05-2008, 09:19 PM   #31
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I'm so sorry to hear that Barbara and I know how heart-breaking it is to make those types of decisions. My heart is with you.

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Old 05-05-2008, 09:24 PM   #32
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Barbara, I'm so sorry about what happened to your Mr. Frodo. What a coincidence - DH and I had to put down our cat Frodo last fall. She was 18 years old and her kidneys were failing. That was difficult enough - she was old and had had problems for quite a while. To lose one suddenly is so much more so - another cat we had was hit by a car in front of the house, so I have an idea of what you're going through. I'm glad you were there to comfort him at the end. Best wishes.

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Old 05-05-2008, 09:27 PM   #33
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As I was leaving for work Mr. Frodo (our cat) came to the door crying. His back right leg was all torn up and he couldn't stand or walk on it. While I was calling the vet I emailed work and told them I couldn't come in. I am 99% sure it was the dog from across the street (remember the one we call Big Guy?). The owner has started letting him run loose again. He kills chickens all the time and has been chasing our cats.

The vet said his injuries were bad. It looked like nerve damage and possible broken bones. On top of everything else, they tested him, and he was positive for Feline Leukemia. It killed me to have to do it, but I went ahead and let them euthanize him. I was there, petting him as he slipped quickly away. I cried a little then, and a little in the car before coming home, but right now I can't stop crying. I have had pets die before, but I have never had to do that before. If he hadn't been so torn up, I might have tried to keep him in the house and just treated him, but Mr. Frodo loved being outside and it was always hard to keep him in. He was extremely independent and aloof one minute, then a big cuddly baby in my arms the next.

I called Animal Control when I got home, and left a message on their machine. The dog doesn't have a mean bone in his body, when it comes to people--I'd almost feel better if he was mean. He is so sweet with us. But he has to go, one way or the other.

I'm thankful I got the pictures of him and Cubbie the other day. He was such a sweet baby. James doesn't know yet.


I'm so sorry, Barbara. I got tears in my eyes as I read your post. My thoughts & prayers go out to you. The Pet Loss web site is great when people have lost their pets. Pet Loss Grief Support, Rainbow Bridge, Monday Candle Ceremony, It was a great help to me when my rat terrier mix died at the vet's during the night due to seizures & being paralyzed on one side of his body in June 1999. I understand how it is to lose a pet. Before my dog came along, I had to have a kitten put down when something happened to it. Take time to grieve. Crying helps and writing your feelings down in a journal helps too.


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Old 05-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #34
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Barbara, I hope the happy memories you have of Mr. Frodo ease some of the pain of his loss. I am so sorry.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:56 PM   #35
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Thank you. I'll check out the website.

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:43 PM   #36
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Barbara I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Frodo. I too cried when I read your post.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:05 PM   #37
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Barb I am writing through my tears. I had to put my Mooky to sleep many years ago and I still miss him, he used to sleep on top of my head every night. I feel for you and tears are just fine. May Mr Fodo rest in eternal peace
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:11 PM   #38
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James and I haven't had a chance to talk on the phone yet, but he and I exchanged a few PMs here, and I had him read this thread. I was just talking about that same thing, how Mr. Frodo loved sleeping with us. He would curl up tight against my back, around my head, or up on top of James. He gave us some good memories.

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Old 05-05-2008, 11:17 PM   #39
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I'm so sorry Barbara. I have lost pets before and know how you feel.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:37 PM   #40
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Barbara... i am sad to read your post. It is so hard to loose a pet especially that way. I had to euthanise my 18yo dog 6 years ago and I still miss her but your right being there is the right thing and I am glad I was too. You gave your kiitty a good life and did the right thing for him in the end.

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