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Old 08-22-2006, 11:12 PM   #31
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middie, get your butt right down to a shelter and adopt another cat. you have the room in your home and heart, and there's a little furry guy waiting for a great human mommy like you. no need to make yourself go through any more heartache.

we lost our first cat unexpectedly a few years ago, and we did just that. it took my wife a while to completely warm up to our new furball, but she's definitely as loved as any cat could be now. we both agree that it was the right move, and she alleviated all of those days when we would have been sad not having our companion; no one to feed, no litter box to clean, no warm purr and a rub at the end of a long day. (ok, so it was intended to get some food. i can appreciate that. )

i know it'll be weird at first, and you'll still grieve for your disney, but it's the best thing you can do imo and experience. and some lucky little cat is sitting in a shelter, just waiting for you.

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Old 08-23-2006, 02:46 AM   #32
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So sorry to hear this Middie. My friend had to put down her cat of 16 years last week and she was devastated too its such a hard thing to do but at the same time the most caring thing you could do under the circumstances.

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:36 AM   #33
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My thoughts are with you. I recently had to put an old companion down, and I fear it may not be long before I have to do it again. It's a hard decision.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:13 PM   #34
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Ah, Middie! I'm so sorry!!!!! It's so sad when it happens, but, you gave Disney a good life!! Big hug to you!!!
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:49 PM   #35
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So very sorry Middie it took alot of courage to to let her go but now she wont suffer any more and is smiling down at you from above.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:05 PM   #36
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The only animal I've had to put down was my beloved, 17 year old Maggie Dog, and there was no choice to be made. She had what we think was a heart attack or stroke, and after watching her suffer all night, I took her to the vet the next morning. She probably would have been gone by that night anyway, but I couldn't bear to see her in pain any longer. She had gone blind, and I don't think she even knew where she was.
The vet asked if I wanted to be with her. I said yes, and I'm glad I did. I petted and talked to her soothingliy, and when he gave her the injection, I watched the pain melt away from her face as she heaved a final big sigh, and left us.

That dog had a heart the size of Texas...there must be a heaven for a spirit like that.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:15 PM   #37
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I'm sorry middie!!!!!!!!! Hugs to you.

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Old 08-25-2006, 09:28 PM   #38
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So sorry to hear the news, Middie. Hope you're doing OK given the circumstances.
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:12 AM   #39
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oh middie, I'm so sorry!
I wish I could fly out there and give you a shoulder & a hug.
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:16 AM   #40
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hard news to hear, middie...
but do as bucky said, get out and get a new cat... that's the best way to get along with the grief... and no empty house when you come home

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