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    I lost my beloved kitty this week

    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.

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

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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.

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    {{{Artemis}}}

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    ((Artemis))

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    ((Artemis)) ((sweet kitty))
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    I'm so sorry, Artemis.
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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.

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    So sorry for your loss.

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    I'm so sorry, Artemis@BC.

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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.

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    ((((((Artemis and Kitty)))))))). I'm so sorry.

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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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    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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    I'm so sorry. It doesn't matter how old they are or how long you've had them. Losing family is always hard.

    Some resources:

    http://www.pet-loss.net/

    http://www.petloss.com/

    http://www.helpguide.org/mental/grieving_pets.htm
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    So sorry about the loss of your kitty.
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    Awww she sounded like a sweetheart. (((Artemis)))

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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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    Sorry

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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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