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Old 09-15-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Amelia View
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He sure is an adorable guy, and I hope he pulls through. Kidney disease isn't a great diagnosis but it's not a death sentence either. It can be managed, for years even.
Correct! Yes, it can!
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:31 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Timmy had to be euthanized last night at 9 p.m. I went back to my former vet that's in the next town over. He said it didn't look good and even if they hospitalized him, started IV's, etc. there was no guarantee he would pull through.






He didn't meow hardly at all on the way over in the car where previously he meowed the whole time when I put him in the carrier. He sat on the table at the vet's for 30 minutes, barely moving; I think he knew it was the end.


I only him 5 days but I fell in love with him quickly. He was a great cat. I just filed away his paperwork from the shelter. Saw they gave him strongid and some other stuff for fleas, etc. Wonder if that caused his pancreas to shut down. I guess I will never know.


That's it for me, no more pets. I can't do it again.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Chi, so sorry to read this. You gave him your best, at least he didn't pass away alone in a cage at the shelter.

Hugs to you, and thanks for giving Timmy a chance.


Jambo, glad your kitty is doing better, he's beautiful!
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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OMG I didn't expect to read this! I am so very sorry and so wish he had gotten better. As hard as it is, you gave him a happy five days with a caring person versus possibly dying alone in a cage.

((hug))
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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So sorry for your loss
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Chiluvr1228 - my heart goes out to you. But what you did for Timmy was the most wonderful thing, and we all know he knew it and he was so incredibly grateful to you for everything you did.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Timmy had to be euthanized last night at 9 p.m. I went back to my former vet that's in the next town over. He said it didn't look good and even if they hospitalized him, started IV's, etc. there was no guarantee he would pull through.






He didn't meow hardly at all on the way over in the car where previously he meowed the whole time when I put him in the carrier. He sat on the table at the vet's for 30 minutes, barely moving; I think he knew it was the end.


I only him 5 days but I fell in love with him quickly. He was a great cat. I just filed away his paperwork from the shelter. Saw they gave him strongid and some other stuff for fleas, etc. Wonder if that caused his pancreas to shut down. I guess I will never know.


That's it for me, no more pets. I can't do it again.

So very sorry. Sad news indeed.

You did the best you could for him, and I'm sure he knew that.

Peace be with you.

Run free at the Bridge, Timmy.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:31 PM
 
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So very very very sorry. I do want to say again, he knew that he could trust you and he knew love at the end of his life...your great unconditional complete love and that was wonderful to him.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I can't believe how much I miss a cat that I only had 5 days. After Abby died my home was just empty. Timmy filled that emptiness. Although sick he would spend some time with me always purring and touching my face or chest with his paw. I looked forward to coming home again.


I took everything pet related to our local Humane Society (NOT the shelter where I got Timmy). Somewhere down the road I might get another animal, but not for awhile especially since I don't have a veterinarian that I trust in my immediate area. I lucked out by getting two perfect rescue animals: Maggie, who died in May and Timmy. I loved my Abby girl (she died 3 weeks ago) but she was a former puppy mill breeder so she had lots of issues. I loved her anyway. So I've lost 3 animals since May and my heart hurts. Part of me wants to get another pet to ease that hurt but I'm trying to give myself time to grieve. Only pet lovers are going to understand my sadness. My family felt sad for Timmy but they also make comments like "well you only had him 5 days, how attached could you be"?


The only slight bit of consolation I feel with Timmy is that, if there really is a rainbow bridge, perhaps he is with his former owner who had him for 14 years and then died.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Only pet lovers are going to understand my sadness. My family felt sad for Timmy but they also make comments like "well you only had him 5 days, how attached could you be"
I'm sorry you had to hear comments like that. The heart doesn't know if it's been five minutes or 15 years--you loved him and that's that. And, given the stress and illness you went through with him, it bonded you more.

Three loses in a few months is a lot of bear. I don't blame you for taking some time for yourself. Do what feels right to you.
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