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Old 03-22-2008, 10:33 PM   #21
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Toots, I had to wait till I was home from work and alone before I read this thread. Just seeing the title this morning made me tear up.

My heart hurts for you. As have many others, I have been there, too.

Best thing for me is to get a new kitten as soon as possible. Kittens lift a heavy heart in an instant!

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Old 03-22-2008, 11:13 PM   #22
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So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:07 AM   #23
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I know what you went through with your cat, I had the best dog of all the dogs that
I have owned come down with a tumer in his throat and it was so big it was staring to
cut his oxygen off to where it was hard for him to breath, And we had to put Otis to
sleep. I can`t think about him very long without getting tears in my eyes. We loved him
that much.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:46 AM   #24
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I know what you went through with your cat, I had the best dog of all the dogs that
I have owned come down with a tumer in his throat and it was so big it was staring to
cut his oxygen off to where it was hard for him to breath, And we had to put Otis to
sleep. I can`t think about him very long without getting tears in my eyes. We loved him
that much.


OMG!!

I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you as well.

Dog and cats are like family. They live with us and we give them the best love possible. But also like family, we treat them as our loved ones, and so, when something tragic happens to them, we also feel the loss just as if they
are human.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:51 AM   #25
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It is always a hard decision to make. It is heart-breaking to have to say that your dearest friend needs to go. With very few exceptions, we outlive our pets. By-the-way, when we don't out live them, they mourn us as well.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:07 AM   #26
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I am so sorry to hear that. It's always a huge loss when a pet leaves us. Their presence, company, love, and compassion is severely missed.

This happened to me when I was 17. We had a cat since I was 3 years old, Mitsie. One day we noticed he was trying to eat but he couldn't. We saw him get skinnier and weaker and after a visit to the vet, we were told he had a tumor in his throat. (I have always thought it was my Father's fault, because he smoked in the house for most of Mitsie's and my life and had only just stopped a couple of years before.) We brought him home and awaited the operation, while he looked more and more sick and weak. It was so heartbreaking to see him like this.. my cat was starving to death and I could not do anything to help him. Finally we brought him to the vet and the vet said there was a chance he would not make it through the operation because he was so weak. I tried to say my goodbyes in the vet room but she was rushed to take him away. I prayed that I would see him afterwards and of course, hoped.

I went to school and when I came home, my father was sitting on the front steps of the house and I knew what had happened. He told me Mitsie had been too weak to wake from the operation.

It took us a few days to actually remove his dishes and box from the house. Everytime I walked by them I would start to cry. I am still crying now after typing this, 6 years later!


Afterwards, my father had been hinting he wanted a dog. My mother, both being cat people, took the opportunity when my father was away for the weekend to go to the humane society. We said we were going to get a cat... we ended up with two:

a beautiful Tortoise shell Calico (Felicia)





and a gorgeous grey and white tiger stripe (Crystal). They have stolen our hearts!



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Old 03-23-2008, 11:36 AM   #27
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I'm so sorry. I'm happy he went peacfully though. HUGS to you!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:56 PM   #28
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Toots, I'm so sorry you had to go through this. We had to put down our 18-year-old cat in November, so I know how hard it is, and how close we become to them. My condolences.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:01 PM   #29
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Ive been avoiding this post because I knew it would make me cry. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:29 PM   #30
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I'm not reading this thread.

Last time I empathized about having to put down a cat I broke down. I wasn't right for .... a while. Not doing too well just writing this. Hmm,

OTOH, the last cat we had to put to sleep .... I I had just installed the hand built 7/8 inch Ash cabinets in the kitchen, wifes OLD cat decided it was going to use it as a litter box ....

Sorry to hear of your loss.
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