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Goodbye, my little cat....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sabrinakat, May 24, 2019.

  1. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Sadly, my very, very, very old little cat (see avatar) passed away on Wednesday; she was over 18 and had had a fabulous life. She was the daughter of the original Sabrina and I had had her since the day she was born, but cancer and kidney failure meant that she crossed the rainbow bridge on Wednesday.

    My colleagues have been kind, but it was both good and bad to go to work. Keeping busy was good but the raw grief overwhelmed me on Wednesday and yesterday. Today, I am numb with some tears but am more in control. The vet came to our home and she passed away with me holding her next to me. We will get her cremated and then put her ashes in a personalised wooden box. She was an indoor cat, you see, so being buried outside would not be what she wanted.

    As I will be along at the tes meet next week, perhaps I will be fine or perhaps sad. It was a good death for her, but horrible for me. It was perhaps providential that Judith Kerr passed away as well - I read through her 'Goodbye Mog', and it made me smile a little.

    Daphne - bona feles et magna amica, requiescat in pace.

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  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Jamvic, mathsmutt, minnie me and 3 others like this.
  3. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    My heart goes out to you. What a sweet little face she had. .
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  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Always such a sad time.................
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  5. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Aw, so sorry to read that - see you Wednesday and we can swop kitty stories if you want? Hugs, paws and purrs from my two boys.
  6. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    She was so pretty.

    I am so sorry that she has died but glad the vet came to you so that she was in familiar surroundings and with you at the end.
  7. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Sending you purrs, paws and hugs at this sad time.

  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Beautiful kitty. I'm sorry.
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  9. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    When it was time, we got the vet to come to us to stop the suffering of our last dog. She is now becoming a Ceanothus, she is just starting to flower, continuing to give me pleasure, just in a very different way.
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  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I am so sorry.
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Goodbye little one.
  12. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    So sorry to hear @sabrinakat ...she was a lucky lucky little cat to have such a great lifelong home, illustrated by the great age she achieved !! Our pets bring us such pleasure but...oh such sadness at times.
  13. Sally006

    Sally006 Occasional commenter

    I am so sorry. The overwhelming grief is totally Understandable. You had a long and loving relationship. Bless her, she is at rest and in peace now. Take care.
  14. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    So sorry to read this, Sabrina. Commiserations.
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Sorry to hear this Sab... always a tough time. Thoughts with you.
  16. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    For all of us and our pets there comes a time when life in this world has to cease.It makes it no easier to lose all we love. but at least there is no suffering in the place they go to.
    I feel the pain for your love for your cat...but hopefully you can consider Sabrina number 3.
    Take care x
  17. PersianCatLady

    PersianCatLady Occasional commenter

    I honestly think that you did amazingly to go back to work at all.

    My cat is with me from the minute I get home to the minute I leave my house in the morning and every day it worries me that she is getting older.

    Stay strong
  18. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Lead commenter

    Very sorry to hear this - thinking of you.
  19. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    A privilege to have had her and how lucky was she to have you as an owner . She knew she was loved and you gave her a great life ..... a really miserable time I know .... so, so, sorry . Chin up ....
  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Our moggy conked out some time ago after twenty years and we still miss her. I'm sorry to hear about yours. You can't ask much more of them than a full and happy life, but it's still sad when they go.

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