July 27th 2011 11:19 am
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Meowlo Furts. I hope your summers are all going well. Mine's been a little rough...I've been having more trouble walking lately--I fall down & can't get up a lot--and I've been losing my temper with Bugsy (well...he IS a little whipper snapper!). I also get lost in corners and stuck in little nooks & crannies. Meowmy's thinking that it's time fur me to find my wings and dance again...like I used to...at the Bridge. I will miss you all...you've all been such good furiends & you've made these golden years pretty pawsome fur me! So I send to all of you a great big hug...and know that I will be there to hug you again when it is your time to leave fur the Bridge. :)
Annie's Meowmy, here. Annie was diagnosed with a meningioma, which is a benign, slow-growing brain tumor, almost a year ago. Annie had a particularly bad night and it's obvious that she needs continuous supervision at this point. She still purrs when I pick her up, but it appears that she spends much of her time confused and upset: She's become more aggressive towards Bugsy (& towards me, when I attempted to intervene) this morning). And I've had to help her up from a fallen position on the floor several times this morning (I finally laid her on her vibrating mattress to calm her down, where she is currently napping).
Circumstances are made more difficult by my having to leave town for a school/business activity. I don't feel I can leave her like this--even though we have an awesome pet sitter--& I don't wish to confine her to a hospital cage only to help her to the Bridge upon my return. I have spoken with an in-home care veterinarian who will probably be stopping by later today. I never wanted nor planned to be rushed into this decision, but it seems the most humane of all of my options. Sorry to turn this into a confessional...I suppose guilt is inherent in these Bridge decisions, regardless of the circumstances.
I know Annie, Alex, & yes, even Bugsy would appreciate your thoughts & purrs. Thank you all for being such good friends to Annie. --Meowmy Suzanne
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God's speed two ewe Annie az ewe cross rainbow bridge; may yur mom be comforted in knowing ewe no longer suffer and are as a kitten again and living in heaven. May HE grant yur mom peace in her heart and noe she did what kneaded to be done out of love and compassion. If ewe wood like to noe yur way around: eye will be happy to lend a paw.....love N hugs from dude at rainbow bridge and de trouters boomer, dai$y, tuna N sauce
Oh Suzanne, oh sweetie we are 100% supportive of your very unselfish decision. My mommy has leaky eyes because this is such a hard decision for you but it's done out of love and you wanting her to fly free again.
Annie, god speed little one and if you would like some help, I'd be honored to escort you to the bridge when it's time.
Sending you and your mommy many hugs and purrs
Fly free sweet angel Annie. We know this is the hardest decision your mommy will ever make but she is making it out of love for you. Where you are going there will be no more pain and no more suffering, and one day, you'll be back with the family that loves you more than anything, you'll all be together again and free. We love you.
Oh shoots, I may have written that with Annie already making her journey. If that's the case I will meet her here at the entrance and bring her to where she can rest for awhile before getting her wings. Love you Annie and Suzanne!
Annie, sweet friend, I am here to escort you too! You are a much-loved kitty at home and here at Olde Furts too. There are many angels waiting to greet you. May I have the first precious dance?
Godspeed Annie. I join with Dude and the others angels in welcoming you to the Bridge. You're a very beautiful angel! Sending lots of love and hugs to your dear mom on her courageous decision. You suffer no more. May you rest in peace precious Annie.
Love & hugs,
Yes we understand and will be thinking of you. Also I know the guilt but Annie has lived a good life with you. You always wish it could be the purfect ending. We are at that same spot as you. I know how hard it is to decide when. We are behind you in your decision as she may fret and feel needy while your away. Going happy, warm and well fed I think is the best way. Many purrs to you all, Balty will see you soon.
That decision is the hardest one we ever have to make. Godspeed on your journey Annie.
So very sorry you were sick, but your family gave you a wonderful gift of the 10th life. Please join me and I'll show you around.
I am here for you too Annie. I also had cancer and my mom had to help me .So we understand. Me and my family will purr for your family because we know how sad they are.
Meowmy Suzanne, you're the most awesome pet parent. You shouldn't feel guilt for loving Annie enough to want peace and comfort for her and for wanting Annie to begin her journey knowing the love and warmth of her home and family. Bless you for giving Annie a wonderful 19 years and a loving journey to the Bridge at the time that was right for Annie.
Annie, I'm here with your other angel friends to show you around.
love to all of you,
Scooter (and family)
You sound like a wonderful cat parent and had to make a difficult decision that none of us ever wants to have to make about our fur babies. Annie had a long and happy life with you, and we hope you can find peace and comfort in all the loving memories you have of her. Rest in peace sweet girl.
Love, Tully and Family
You are a great parent and letting go is hardest thing to do. Ka - zar and I send our deepest sympathies and purrs. Fly free sweet Annie.
Love Ka - zar and Vicki (Ka - zar's mum)
We are so sorry. Purrs to your family.
She was a beautiful girl. May the memories of the life you shared bring you comfort at this difficult time.
We are so sorry and send our purrs to your family.
What a beautiful girl.
May your life together and memories give you some
comfort at this difficult time.
Thinking of you Annie as you start a mew journey... Sweet girl I know you lived a full & mewovelous life. You have a wonderpurr mommy and we send her many purrs as we know she let you go because she loved you.
love Sissy & mommy
Purrs and prayers Annie for a swift and gently journey. My family, especially my mommy, sends much love and comfort to your mommy as well. Letting us go, when it is time to let us go, is the hardest thing they do for us. The very hardest thing.
Dear Annie's Meowmy!! You and Annie together made the right decision at the right time. No guilt! You had the amazing (AMAZING!) gift of sending her to the Bridge without pain, in loving arms, and in a moment of grace. You are both blessed by that gift. You are so blessed to have had each other. Annie, I look forward to seeing you!!
*runs to greet Annie at the bridge*
Welcome to the bridge, sweet Annie.
Your brave Mommy did the right thing for you and she shouldn't feel guilty.
When you love deeply, this is the hardest decision anyone ever has to make. The question is about quality of life. When there are more bad days than good days, it's time.
Sending gentle huggies and whisker kisses...
(Angel) Marrakech, (Angel) Misha, Colette, Samsara & Mom Carol
We are all so sorry Annie had to leave, but your decision to help her when you did was a loving one. Visiting vets are wonderful when these tough times come. We're sure Annie appreciated being in her own home, surrounded by those she loved most. Meowmy's eyes are leaking for you because I crossed the bridge not too long ago myself. Blessings to you all.
We are so sorry to hear this news. Such a difficult decision yet one made by unselfish love. Purrs to all of you at this difficult time. Murray and family
Annie sounds like your Mommy is making the best decision for you because she loves you so much. You were lucky to have such a long life and such a loving Mommy.
I hope it will make her feel better that you have so many friends waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge and we will take good care of you. No longer in pain, you will be able to run around like you did as a kitty.
I will be waiting for you to arrive. Look for the PINK wings!
Hugs to your Mommy, Alex and Bugsy. I will give you a personal hug when you arrive.
Angel Rocky Ann
Annie, your mom's love for you has passed the eternal test. Huggin' you and her. She knows you are free to run and play and fly. Purrring for you both.
You are a wonderful Meowmy! I'll watch for Annie!!
Hugs, Nala Sue
Oh Suzanne sweetie! I just heard and my heart is in my throat...I am so very sorry you had to make this, the hardest decision! You are a wonderful mommy and you have your precious
Annie 19 wonderful years. Letting her go is the last final unselfish act~ a last gift- for Annie.
Annie, I am here too, with a whole host of angels who love you.
I want to dance with you pretty girl.
Wally and mom Eva