My precious kitty has died

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Holley Calmes, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    Just need some hugs from my FSU friends. We had to put my 13 year old cat Bandit to sleep this morning. It was definitely time. He has had Inflammatory Bowel Disease for almost 3 years, and we've done a great job managing it, he and I. However, since October he had started going down. I knew the end was near, but you are just never ready for it. I am, to put it bluntly, grieving my heart out. He was my best friend, my constant companion, and one of the sweetest souls I ever met, human or non-human.

    Here's to you, my beautiful Bandit. Thank you for all the love. I hope I see you again someday, in whatever kind of heaven there may be, because I do believe in it.
  2. soxxy

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    I'm so sorry. I've had to put cats down on two separate occasions and it's just awful, so I know how you feel. At least Nationals is upon us, and, will you consider getting another cat at some time? Maybe that's what Bandit would want? :)
  3. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    As someone who recently had to put my 15 yr old BelleKitty to sleep, my heart truly goes out to you. It sounds like you were an awesome kitty mommy, and Bandit was lucky to have you as his human.
  4. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    Richard says he doesn't want any more animals. But, I'm going to work on him. I do think I need to grieve a bit. But if I'm supposed to have another kitty, I trust one will come. And I will welcome it with open arms! Thanks for your sympathy.
  5. kedrin

    kedrin Active Member

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    sorry to hear about this. ((((Holley Calmes))))
  6. algonquin

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    ((((Holley Calmes))))
  7. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Holley, I'm so sorry. It's horrible to lose a pet. *hugs*
  8. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    So sorry, Holley. A lot of people don't realize that sometimes our best friends have four legs, and not just two.
    If, and when, you decide to find another furry friend, please consider rescuing a pound kitty. You'll know which one, the moment you see it.
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  10. eusebius

    eusebius Active Member

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    (((Holley))) I am so sorry. :(
  11. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, but also glad that Bandit was lucky enough to have you take care of him, especially these past few years. IBD is so tough for both the cat and the owner. My cat is having a bad bout with it right now, and I'm trying to help him through it, once again trying to find food and meds that will work for him, while also bracing myself for the time when I can't help him enough anymore, and hoping that I will recognize it when that time is here. My heart really breaks for you.
  12. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    That's the only kind of kitty or doggy I would ever get...one who needed me. But I'm afraid my husband is not going to let this happen any time soon. But who knows? If it's meant to be.

    Thanks for the Rainbow Bridge as well. I am familiar with it! I've had to say goodbye to many kitties and doggies over my life, but this was the worst goodbye. Bandit was my heart.
  13. Finnice

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    (((Holley Calmes)))
    I have done that a couple of times, too, and it is always so hard.
    But it is better to love and weep after the loved one than not to love at all.
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    ((Holley))
  15. Kruss

    Kruss Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry, Holley!
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    (((Holley))) :fragile:
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    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I am so so sorry!! Kiki and I are thinking of you. May your precious Bandit R.I.P.
  18. Jayar

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    (((Holley))) I'll ask our Basha, Bella, Junior, Samson, Kassee, and Rain to keep your kitty happy.
  19. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    Holley, I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
  20. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

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    Holley I am so sorry. Grief is grief no matter who or what has passed. My beloved has been gone 4 years and I still cry.
  21. mysticchic

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    (((((Holley))))) So sorry about this.
  22. CynicElle

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    So sorry for your loss. Be extra-kind to yourself today.
  23. skipaway

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    :fragile: My sympathies to you.
  24. aliceanne

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    That is sad.

    Bowel problems seem to be the way many older cats and dogs go. I had a 10 year-old border collie who was very active and then one day he appeared to be contsipated. The vet recommended feeding him vegetable oil. He never recovered and was dead within 3 days.

    Take a little time to mourn, and then rescue a cat - or two.
  25. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    As a fellow cat-lover/owner, I'm so sorry.
    You were fortunate to have Bandit; and Bandit was fortunate to have you.

    Blessings to you, Holley!
  26. Rob

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    I am so sorry Holley!
  27. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    I am so sorry!

    It is heartbreaking to say goodbye (and never easy)

    Hugs to you and everyone who has lost a beloved pet.
  28. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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    (((Holley))), I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you.
  29. Satellitegirl

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    *hugs* to you Holley. My heart goes out to you. It's always so hard losing an animal friend. May you find peace in your memories that you have of Bandit.
  30. Patsy

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    My condolences on the loss of your heart kitty. How lucky you two were to have had each other. When you feel able, perhaps post a picture or several of Bandit?
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  32. viennese

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    I'm sorry, Holley.
    R.I.P Bandit.
    There's no love like cat love.
    x
  33. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    What a sweet thing to say! I hope they are all bounding about, happy and well, in kitty heaven....thank you so much. I told Bandit this morning to say hello to our own beloved babies that had gone before him.

    Thank you to everyone who has written. It means so much! I love you all!

    Edited to include a link to Richard's site and a pic of my boy. He loved to have christmas bows put on his head! he thought it was so cool, and then when they fell off, they were fun to swat.....

    http://www.pbase.com/rcalmes/image/46720572

    He was so glossy and fat when this was taken. He hasn't looked like that in a long time.
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  34. skatemommy

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    What a pretty kitty! I see why you named him Bandit :). I need a hanky...
  35. ice dance

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    What a nice-looking cat he was. I'm so sorry for you. ((hugs))
  36. skatesindreams

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    What a beautiful photograph of your dear Bandit!
    Richard is indeed an artist.

    Bandit resembles my late, much-beloved, "Fluff"!
  37. overedge

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    (((hugs))) That's a lovely photo.
  38. skatingfan5

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    (((Holley))) So sorry for your loss. :( Such a sweet looking kitty. Thank you for posting Bandit's picture.
  39. myhoneyhoney

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    (((Holley Calmes))) I'm so sorry :(
  40. Satellitegirl

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    That picture is adorable. So cute!