April 8th 2011 9:22 am
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Well I said we weren't going to do any sad diary entries for awhile but this one I have to make an exception for. Beautiful Apollo has crossed the bridge to be with his family. The tough part is that this is already the rainbow bridge day of his brofur Aragorn. His momma was prepared mentally for this as he's had a couple of extra weeks with her. But emotionally none of us are ever prepared!
Poor Apollo was in so much pain it was his time as his suffering was too great. The love his mother had for him far outweighed any feelings on her part of wanting him to stay with her. That's true and unselfish love. She's a wonderful momma and needs us all very much now. Please visit her thread in the memorial section and offer support: Goodbye Apollo and give her all the hugs, purrs and love you can.
My mom is going to go out in her garden today and make a spot to plant a special flower for him when the weather permits. We love you Apollo and rest assured that with all of the family you already have here at the bridge, you were helped across the bridge peacefully and lovingly. I too was there my handsome friend, I told you I would be and I'll stay with you for awhile. We're all here for you my love.
May the Mother Cat hold Apollo close until we are all united as one.
Pharaoh Loki and clowder
Ahhh Loki, very well said. He's in good hands where he is with Bastet and his fur family.
We sent her a post. I purr that she will start feeling better about doing the right thing, about helping him with his pain. You don't help them for you, you do it for them.
Agreed and we spoke with her on the phone several times right before he was diagnosed. She already had it in her mind that if it was cancer she was not going to put him through horrendous treatments and let him suffer. As it turns out, it was much worse than either her or I imagined. But she's a strong woman and made the decision that when he was ready, that she would let him go. Very loving and unselfish thing to do for him. God bless her. She knows she did right by him, it's her heart that hurts now.
I think we all know that unbearable pain to well. The only thin g that will take care of it is time.
From Mom-I learned after Blackie left us, that it's okay to fall apart and cry it out. Blackie would always run down the hall and meowing a happy tune when I would come in from work. After he crossed the rainbow bridge the first couple days coming home, the silence of the house just crushed me. The third day, I just slid down the wall in the hall, laid on the floor and cried till I went to sleep. Meha, laying up againist me trying to comfort me the whole time. She was such a sweet kitty too. Coming home on the fourth day was easier, not pain free but easier.
You think they take up such a small amount of space, but the silence from their absense is TORTURE! They fill all the room in your heart and make it grow bigger, which just makes it hurt more in the end. But once you've known that way of living, with their quiet beauty, grace, and pure noisy goofiness, there's just no going back.
We had hoped that they would get a little more time together than 2 weeks, but I know she will treasure those last days, and at least she got to have a proper goodbye.
We're glad there is a place down here where kitties live on furever! Luv, Tink
Sending purrs for his family.
So sad to hear about Apollo but I can understand why....I had to the same for my Ben. You don't want them in pain and you don't want to be selfish. The
loss is so hard that it hurts for such a long time. I grieved but I was satisfied that Ben didn't have prolonged pain....so Apollo...Ben is waiting for you...
Ben will make sure that you are fine.....