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Ten Years Ago Today

July 30th 2009 7:08 am
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Ten years ago today I made my journey to the Rainbow Bridge. Hard to believe it's been that long. It wasn't an easy journey - my last week on earth was a rough one. I was really sick with yet another infection and just got worse as the week went on. Mom and the vet did what they could. She gave me my medicine and tried to get me to eat and drink, but I just wouldn't, or couldn't. Mom knew it was bad when I wouldn't eat my favorite treat - tuna. She tried getting a special food from the vet into me with a syringe, and as weak as I was, I fought her. I think I knew it was my time to go. Mom finally realized that, too, and decided on that last morning to call the vet and take me back in to see if they agreed or if there was anything else that could be done. She couldn't stand to see me suffer anymore. She decided to try to get a little more food into me - again I fought her and then collapsed. The next thing I knew I was standing at the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, and there were many furs there to greet me. Among them were Mom's childhood cats - Tiger, Blue Boy, Black Jack, Si, and Ming. I was healthy once more, and I craved my tuna again! How happy I was when I found out I could eat as much of it as I wanted up here!

Mom, I don't want you to feel bad about the way I passed. I know you felt guilty and thought that you caused me unnecessary suffering. Thinking about it ten years later, you still feel bad. But please don't. Don't you remember how much I hated going to the vet? I didn't want to make my final journey there - I wanted to make it from home, with just you there. I love you, Mom. I wasn't always easy to live with, but you never abandoned me or pawned me off on someone else. You gave me another nine years of life - if you hadn't taken me in when I was seven years old, I probably would've been put to sleep. Thank you for loving me and being patient with me. Please know that I'm happy and healthy here at the Bridge and watching over you and Felix every day. Remember, we'll meet again one day.

Purrs from the Bridge,
Critter

 
Purred by: ishtar *proud wobnapt* (Catster Member)

July 29th 2010 at 3:13 pm

tomorrow it'll be 11 years - and i am sure nothing has changed. you're still loved and missed. i hope the only thing that has changed is your mom's bad feeling. it honors her to doubt...but i hope she has the bravery to believe you. love can't do anything wrong!

 

Critter (1983-1999)


 

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