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Bittersweet memories

April 24th 2011 2:30 pm
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Today I watched from the Bridge while Mom gathered up all my medicines and medical equipment. The bag of Ringer's solution and needles, the Tapazol syringes for my hyperthyroidism, the vial of liquid Pepcid, the prednisone, the opened can of A/D, the food syringes. She saved the appetite stimulants and anti-nausea tablets, in case one of my sibs might need those one day, but all the rest she put into a bag and into the trash, and tears fell from her eyes as she did it.

Then she found my favorite catnip hedgehog toy, and my dish with my name on it, and my collar that I never wore. And some more tears fell down, but those she put into a little basket. When my ashes come back in a wooden box, she will put these things with them and bury the box in the backyard, near where my brofur Patch was buried.

The medicines made her feel sad, but the toy and the dish made her remember the good days. Today was a beautiful day with lots of sun puddles, and she remembered how I enjoyed a good nap in the sun, on my back with my little white feet in the air. Until I got sick, I was a very happy, contented and well-loved cat. I hope she will remember that more than the medical stuff.


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Purred by: Chef Rooster (Catster Member)

April 24th 2011 at 2:37 pm

you have already started her on the road to the better memories our sweet is always difficult but these things she comes across will start the healing of her just keep sprinkling that angel dust on her..
all our love
Chef Rooster and clowder
Purred by: Lisa P

April 24th 2011 at 3:45 pm

Onyx does your mommy still have that trash bag? All those things are still good and can be donated to your local animal shelter or rescue league. That's what my mom did when I passed away and they were VERY VERY grateful for it. Maybe she could do that in your honor sweetie? It'll help other kitties if she can.
Purred by: Socks Rainbow Bridge 6/8/10 (Catster Member)

April 24th 2011 at 3:49 pm

I agree with what Alex said. Some good might come of it. Onyx is here with us at the bridge, looking down and smiling. She says happy Easter, and she'll always be with you!
Peace and purrs, Socks
Purred by: Angel Onyx (Catster Member)

April 24th 2011 at 3:51 pm

That's a very good idea, Alex. I don't think a shelter would want the opened A/D or the used syringes, but two of the Tapazole syringes are unused and unexpired, and the liquid Pepcid is still good for a couple of months. Mom will call our local shelter tomorrow and see if they'd like any of it.
Purred by: Lisa P

April 24th 2011 at 3:58 pm

Exactly Onyx! The used stuff, toss 'em! Anything else that's not opened, those are definitely still good! I wonder if I should start a thread about that somewhere on here. This is the second kitty I've made that suggestion to and they felt really good about doing it. What do you guys think? Which thread should I put it in?

It's tough Onyx, believe me, my mommy knows! It took her two weeks to look through my stuff and even bringing it there she felt angry inside. But once she got there and saw all the little kitties and doggies that could use it, she felt really good about it. Plus the shelter administrator was SOOO SOO SOO grateful! They don't have a lot of money for meds and stuff so anything that is unused they LOVE to have.

So nice of your mommy Onyx!!! Pawsome!
Purred by: Stacy T

April 24th 2011 at 6:28 pm

Oh Onyx, we send our purrs of comfort to your Mom.
Purred by: (My Angel) Marrakech (Catster Member)

April 24th 2011 at 11:32 pm

Oh, Onyx. Mommy missed your posting. Her eyes are just now starting to leak again. We are so sorry, sweetheart.

You and your wonderful pawrents fought so courageously against your cancer. You're in a place now where there's no more pain. You will always be in your furmily's heart and they will never forget what a brave, lovely girl you are.

Warm, comforting hugs and kitty kisses to your Mom.

(Angel) Marrakech
Purred by: Tyler - Mr. Boombastic Angel (Catster Member)

April 26th 2011 at 11:05 am

Brave and lovely Onyx, you are helping to heal your mum's heart by smiling down from the Bridge and sending her some sunshine! It will take time, but soon, all will be well. Much love from my mum to yours xxx

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