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Old 09-26-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks to those of you with input on my cat's issues lately.

2 days ago, I decided on euthansia, due to her age, renal problems, arthritis, anemia, poor sight and hearing and worst of all, beginning senility. She got disoriented, which upset her and me too.

All went ok, just a sad day. Another loss of a family member that never gets easier....
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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So, sorry. I don't even know what to say...I went thru that a few weeks ago. It is absolutely heart wrenching. I know that your kitty will be waiting for you, on a big fluffy blankie in the sun.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I went through the same thing with a cat of the same age and it broke my heart (and I'm not even a cat lover.)

My heart goes out to you.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks....I feel better today....it was the right thing to do....
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I am so sorry. It always hurts to lose someone you love.

She had 19 wonderful years in the company of someone who loved her very much. What more could any of us ask for?

20yrsinBranson
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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It never does get any easier. My thoughts are with you but remember that you gave her the best home and a lot of love that was returned. I believe that they look over us. I know that I still see our Lucy around the house even though it has been a few years since she crossed over the Bridge, so look for yours.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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GBH - I can tell that you are at peace. I've lost 3 this year, but still have my 18 year old CRF boy. I've had him longer than most people have their kids. But unlike kids we've grown closer over the years instead of more distant. When his time comes, it will be hard. But like you, I rejoice in all the time we've had. So few of us ever get to enjoy our furry kids that long.

Thanks for being such a great pet parent.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Oh, no, I'm so sorry about the loss of your kitty.

19 years old! You sure did something right. Probably a lot of things. Peace.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:47 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Sorry you lost kitty. But what a good long life!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm sorry to hear about your cat. My 20 year old female passed away at the end of June, right on my 20th anniversary with my partner. Her brother passed away around 6 years of age due to an enlarged heart. He died on April Fool's Day. So you can see that both cats had a sense of humor or need for drama.

In the end my female cat was having trouble standing up and would fall over. I suspect she could have had a stroke. She was already starting to have trouble jumping up and down. After 1 or 2 days of watching her struggle, I was going to take her to the vet to have her checked out. She passed away before I could get her to the vet. I'm not sure but I think she died of a heart attack/stroke.

As I'm sure you know, you will miss your cat for a long time. I still sometimes think I see my cat in the corner of my eye. Something will remind you of him/her. Eventually you might feel good enough to laugh or smile when you think about your cat. It may be a while before you feel that way though.
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