My sweet baby is gone

Whether a cat dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, this is the place to gather together to give and receive love and support when you experience the loss of a beloved cat.

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Constant Meow- Machine
Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 5:31pm PST 
I've had my purr-baby for 12 years and she's always been pretty healthy. This year we thought we got lucky in catching her diabetes before it got bad, and she actually went into remission. She also developed a bladder infection that finally went away after antibiotics and special food. I thought I had dodged a bullet this year after all that, and that I wouldn't have to put her through any more stressful vet visits.

I am incredibly heartbroken to say that she is gone from my life now. I had to do the unthinkable and put her to sleep. Unbeknownst to us, she developed a very large tumor over the course of 3 months. When she stopped wanting to cuddle on my lap I thought something was up, but attributed it to the heat wave we were having. Once she stopped eating (her favorite pastime) and didn't move from the rug in the bathroom, I knew she was not doing well. I took her to the vet that day, and an x-ray confirmed my fear. I drove an hour to the nearest specialist vet hospital so she could get settled in for the night with an IV of fluids to rehydrate her and get an ultrasound in the morning. The vet was very caring, and even called me twice in the few hours they had my kitty to tell me she was still ok, and was resting comfortably.

Results showed a possible lymphoma, and even if they could remove the large mass, she would have to undergo chemo for the rest of her life, and the cancer would most likely come back if her kidneys held up (they also showed the starting signs of kidney disease) since with something that size, it has already sent out more cells to riddle other parts of her body.

It was a gut-wrenching and agonizing decision, but I decided to let my cat go while she was still comfortable and not in too much pain. I got to give her goodbye kisses and hugs, and tell her how much I loved her before I left the hospital the night before. The vet said they would make her very comfortable, and hold her and soothe her with calming words as she passed from this world to the next, and they reassured me I was doing the right thing by her.

I know its only been a few hours, but I'm still sobbing over having to put her to sleep. She was so cherished, and I spoiled her with all my love. She loved to stare out windows all day long, so I hope she's got the best view in heaven. I will miss her always, and love her forever.


You... Treats...- Now...
Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 5:36pm PST 
I'm so sorry to hear that. It's never easy to have to make that decision. We will all be lifting up purrs and prayers to help your kitty find the way to the Rainbow Bridge. rainbowrainbow

Alex (sweet angel girl)

Angel on a- mission!
Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 6:05pm PST 
Very, very sorry for your loss. We all understand this pain well. hug

Tink the Cat

Never met a- mouse I didn\'t- bat!
Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 6:43pm PST 
I so vividly remember this kind of pain. You knew her better than anyone, and something inside us tugs at our hearts when it is time. You honored that tug, and she is no longer fated to pain and suffering. You gave her the gift of freedom, and now she flies with the angels at the Bridge. Bless you for loving her and making her needs a priority!! Luv, Tinkkitty

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Turbo - In Loving- Memory

Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 7:40pm PST 
I'm really sorry for your loss, Mysti looks like such a sweet kittie. I just recently had to do the same for my kitten Turbo so I know what you are going through, making that decision is agonizing but we have to believe our vet knows best and we are doing what is best for our kitty. I hope Mysti sends you a wonderful new addition to your family when you are ready, I'm sure Mysti will know when that is. I still miss Turbo every day but with time I get sad less often as I think about the cute little guy.

Orange Ruffy

The Baboo Kitty- has Spoken!
Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 8:22pm PST 
We are so sorry for your loss. This is never easy....and we understand.
Your lovely baby will never really be away from you, but I know it's the material you want....the hugs, the purrs...

we are purring for you here, and mom and dad send hugs.

Aragorn (In- Memory)

One Cool Cat

Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 10:18pm PST 
All the views in Heaven are the best.
But Mysti does have the best view because
she's looking down, watching over you ...
until you meet again at the Bridge.

Purrs and Peace,

Velcro (In- Loving- Memory)

Fix one save- 1,000 please- spay/neuter!
Purred: Wed Aug 24, '11 12:36am PST 
I'm so very sorry. You really did your all for her, and unfortunately we have no control over when they leave us when it comes to genetics. hug I know she knew how much you loved her.


Patch - wallpaper- stripper
Purred: Wed Aug 24, '11 4:45am PST 
So, so sorry for your loss, but you did the right thing by letting her go rather than let her go in pain. She is flying free at the bridge and frolicking in catnip fields.little angellittle angellittle angellittle angel

Benny Grunch- & Jimmy Dean- ILM

Brothers - Together Forever
Purred: Wed Aug 24, '11 8:34am PST 
We all understand your grief and sense of loss. Misti is lookin down on you from Heaven. You did the best thing for her, even though it is the most difficult thing a pet owner can do.

Soft purrs and paw pats,
The New Orleans Kitties

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