2 weeks ago my beautiful ginger cat was put to sleep after 18 happy years. His kidneys were failing and he had arthritis. He deteriorated quickly. Suddenly he was in a lot of pain and was so stiff he couldn’t sit down properly. We knew it was time. It was very difficult seeing him in so much pain.
Tigger was with me throughout my whole childhood. I was 3 when we got him as a kitten, and he was a constant friend throughout my life until shortly after my 21st birthday. His presence softened the blow of my first heartbreak, his gentle purring calmed me during sleepless nights. He stayed by my side during illness, comforted me when I got home from hospital, his little meows and loud purr reminding me that everything will be okay. He sunbathed with me in the summer, distracted me from my revision and always attempted to sleep on my yoga mat whenever I was trying to use it. He tolerated my teasing and playfulness when I was young, and greeted me with a gentle purr when I came home from university.
Over the years he has given me so much happiness and laughter, and made things feel better during the difficult times. So when I stayed with him during his last moments, I knew I was giving something back to him. He knew I was there, and I know That my presence made his last moments more comfortable for him. I feel a sense of peace knowing that I was with him when he took his final breath, just as he was there for me throughout everything. I’m so grateful for the years we had together. Knowing that I will no longer go through life without him by my side feels strange, I’m still struggling to get my head around the fact that he has gone. I will miss him so much, but I’ll never forget him and I have so many memories of him to make me smile.
My dear Tiger-Lilly who was the most beautiful tabby kitten I ever laid eyes on. I still think of you and how beautiful and special you were. You will forever be in my heart and I am so sorry that I couldn’t save you and you couldn’t feel the warmth of your first summer or the thrill of your first hunt. I hope to be reunited with you one day and scoop you up in my arms. :( xx
This is my buddy Stetson (11) whom I met about 2.5 years ago when his previous owner gave him up. I fell in love instantly. He didn’t have any teeth as he had lost then due to an illness when he was a kitten but that made him even more adorable.
Over the past 2.5 years he has thought me and my 6 year old son how lucky we were to have him in our lives.
We found out only yesterday that he has cancer, the vet said that I’ll need to take him back in for putting him to sleep when the time is right. I asked how would I know when it’s right? He said I’d knew…
He was right, I know now. I have had my wee pal sitting on my lap the whole evening as to say that he is ready to go.
Tomorrow I’ll have to do one of the most hardest things in my life so far, however that’s the right thing to do for my wee pal.
Absolutely devastated however feeling very grateful for having him even that long part of our lives, feeling blessed.
I miss you and hope you slipped away pain free. We all went looking for you to bring you home but we couldn’t find you. I’m sorry, I wish you were here so we could say goodbye. You were a good girl and loved so much. Smithers I’m sorry we couldn’t find you, I want you to know that mummy loves you xxx
It has been six months since you passed away, Bones, and I miss you every day. I am so sorry. I love you, and I loved how you were always there for us, following me from room to room, jumping up on my chest to give massages, talking to us, giving headbutts, laying in the bathroom window, flipping out, rolling in the sand, dancing with us, helping with projects and schoolwork, greeting us in the front window and at the door when we came home, and just being your sweet self. You were definitely taken too early at the age of five. I wish that we could have identified the lungworm infection earlier on and not have thought your breathing problems were from your enlarged heart. I keep thinking we were trying so many medicines and getting you no relief. Maybe if we had gone to the vet school sooner you would still be here with us. I am so sorry. I hope you know how much we love you and know we were trying our best to help you.
Oh, Meow Meow is doing better. She isn’t coughing nearly as bad, maybe just once a week now that she is on a low dose or steroid every other day. She misses you just as much as we do! And, we’re having a baby this coming July! I know you would have been the best big brother and babysitter. I miss and love you Boney man. We were truly blessed to have found you on campus that day back in July of 2008 outside my office window. I love you, Bones!
Max was my best friend. He was the one always following me chasing me and playing with me I had great times with him and he loved me because I was his owner and I did great things for him then came the day he couldn’t move but only moan and breathe my family ended his pain with a painless shot that put him to sleep forever and i will miss him until I come to heaven to reunite with him.
My sweet baby kitten Froshus died on Thanksgiving morning of heart failure. I thought we would have so much more time together. I miss him so much every time I have to wake up or come home with out him is unbearable. Froshus September 10 2010- November 28 2013.
Our condolences :( - Karen