|Purred: Tue Jul 17, '12 6:27pm PST |
|This is Delyte. We are sorry that we didn't get to you before you had to send Baybee to the Bridge. Our person reads things but she has a hard time sitting for long so she doesn't write as much. She has had two cats and a dog go to the Bridge at the vet's office, and it is horribly emotionally painful even if you know the pet is terribly ill. We cried so much that it almost wasn't safe for us to drive. It was just as bad when we came home one day and found another young cat had been hit by a car and when one cat went out for a walk and never came back. Losing a pet is such a wrenching experience, and of course the longer you have them and the closer you are, the worse it is. There have been people posting on this list who have had a cat in their family since they were babies themselves and they never knew any other cat. It was like their mother dying, as painful, even when you know the cat is very old and ill.
We believe they are happy on the Bridge, and some people think that they come back to visit their people in dreams or at other times. If you remember them, they still survive. You know that you relieved a life of pain and misery, and even if a cat might nt understand, you did the right thing. Many vets try to make it as easy for the animal as possible and very painless. Since it is so hard to provide pain relief to cats when they are alive, the moments before death might be a great respite for them.
Giant purrs to you from all of us, and we hope that you can work through the pain of the passage. Eventually, a new kitty helps, but not too soon, and you are the best judge for yourself.
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