I lost my beloved kitty this week

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    It happened so fast. She'd been eating less than usual for a couple of months now, but not enough to be alarming. Then on Sunday or Monday she stopped eating altogether, and by Tuesday she could barely move. We had an appointment for the vet on Wednesday afternoon, the earliest I could get, and all Tuesday night I was pretty sure what was coming, and tried to prepare myself for it.

    Well, she made the decision herself. When I came home Wednesday afternoon to take her to the vet ... she was already gone. So much better for her that she just slipped away, and at home. And no agonizing decision for me to make. But coming home and finding her like that ... well that was just about the worst I've ever had to encounter.

    As devastated as I'm feeling right now, I'm trying hard to focus on how extremely blessed I was to have had such a wonderful creature in my life for 19 years. She was my first cat (I'd been "a dog person" previously), and she shattered any preconceptions I'd had about cats. She was so loving and affectionate, never held a grudge, and was a perfect companion. She was tiny in stature but huge in personality, and she's left an enormous void in my life.
  2. Finnice

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    (((Artemis))) My condolences. Great that you had your cat 19 years.
  3. FigureSpins

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    So sorry, Artemis. My cat's almost 18 years old and he's doing okay, but I test him now and then by making noise to see if he's really sleeping.
  4. KikiSashaFan

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    {{{Artemis}}}
  5. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    :(
    ((Artemis))
  6. overedge

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    ((Artemis)) ((sweet kitty))
  7. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry, Artemis.
  8. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry. I recently had to put my cat down, so I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a good feline friend and come home to a catless house. :(
  9. soxxy

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    So sorry for your loss.
  10. MikiAndoFan#1

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    I'm so sorry, Artemis@BC. :(
  11. Angelskates

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    ((((((Artemis))))) Your kitty was as blessed to have you as you were to have her. I am sorry for your loss.
  12. BaileyCatts

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    ((((((Artemis and Kitty)))))))). I'm so sorry. :(
  13. genevieve

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    (((Artemis))) I had to say goodbye to my 20-year-old cat this spring. It's rough :( Sorry for your loss.
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  14. BittyBug

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, Artemis. 19 years is a long time, but no matter how long we have our pets, it's never long enough. :(
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  16. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    So sorry about the loss of your kitty.
  17. Anita18

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    Awww she sounded like a sweetheart. (((Artemis)))
  18. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    (((Artemis))) my sincere sympathies. I'm sure your cat had the best of all possible lives with you.
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  20. KatieC

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    I'm so terribly sorry for your loss, Artemis@BC. It hurts dreadfully to lose a friend. You'll have good memories.
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    {{{{{{{{{artemis}}}}}}}}}
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    ((((Artemis)))))).
  23. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    Dear Artemis...I know how you feel all too well. I lost my precious Bandit just 7 months ago, but it feels like yesterday. Treasure your memories and let yourself cry when you need to. Big hugs!
  24. Garden Kitty

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    I'm so sorry, it's never easy to lose a loved friend. I'm glad she had a life full of love and didn't linger in pain.
  25. barbk

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    She sounds like she was very lucky to have you.
  26. birdgal

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    So sorry for your loss. Our pets bring us so much joy.
  27. victorskid

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    So sorry to hear about your loss :( Losing a feline or canine family member is always difficult.
  28. Cachoo

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    ^^this^^
    the best of friends---but it is good to know she did not have to leave her home.
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    so sorry hugs (((Artemis))))
  30. lmarie086

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    (Artemis) I'm so sorry for your loss. :( My cat is only about 6 or 7, but I don't want to think about her ever dying. You had a wonderful friendship with her from the sounds of it, and the memories will last forever.
  31. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Aw, thank you all for your kind words and wishes. I'm trying hard to focus on the memories of 19 wonderful years, and not the last 2 miserable days ... but it's hard. I'll get there though, I know it.

    Her name was Sasha by the way, I realized I forgot to say that earlier. Mind you she hardly ever got called "Sasha" she had so many nicknames -- boo-boo, bunny, muffin, schmoopie, sushi-breath, monkey-paws, furball ...
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  32. RockTheTassel

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    I'm sorry for your loss, Artemis. One of the saddest deaths I've been through was the one of my beloved dog. Losing a pet is tough.
  33. Japanfan

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    Hugs, Artemis and RIP Artemis's kitty.

    She had a goodly life for a cat and was well-loved.

    I've got an 18 year old cat who is declining. She's become somewhat senile and has something going on in her nasal tract that the vet couldn't identify and antibiotics couldn't fix - sneezes a lot and sometimes sneezes blood.

    Knowing she's reaching the natural end of her life makes every day with her a little more precious.
  34. twinsissv

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    Your little friend will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge, Artemis. You had nineteen wonderful years. You must have been a loving and responsible pet-parent to have had Sasha for so long a time. I also have a Sasha and she and I wish comfort to you and to your Sasha...peaceful rest. Sleep, beautiful kitty. You did well. :)
  35. Cheylana

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    So sorry, Artemis. :(
  36. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    My condolences as well, Artemis.
  37. SHARPIE

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    Aww Im sorry xoxox
  38. milanessa

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    (((Artemis))) I'm sure she had a good life.
  39. sk8pics

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    So sorry to hear this. Losing any beloved animal is hard, but losing your first cat is especially hard. You had the perfect first cat and she paved the way for your next feline companion. My first cat was perfect, too, and my second cat was born the same year she died, so I felt like they were connected somehow. Hugs.
  40. skatesindreams

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    Artemis, I'm so sorry.
    May the great memories of a long and wonderful life with Sasha comfort you.
    (((((Hugs)))))

    When the time is right, I hope that another cat will "gallop" into your loving heart.