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Sadest Day Ever

April 24th, 2015 at 01:22 pm

My cat passed away in his sleep last night. Frown

He was my best buddy, and 12 short years were not enough.

He has been very sick since Christmas, so I'm glad his suffering is over. But last night he was acting his chipper self, eating, walking, using the litter box, etc. So it was a bit of a shock. I wish I had more warning, I expected him to slowly go down hill, and I would be able to be there with him until the end.

I guess this way is better. He's had a very good week, and was happily purring and snuggling right up until last night. Which is better than him loosing his ability to eat and walk, and slowly suffering for days.

I held him for a couple hours last night, and then put him to bed. I wish I had held him just a little longer. I wish I had been there to comfort his passing. Despite him acting pretty normally the last few days, he has been meowing more, and been more clingy. I guess I now know why. Frown He wanted someone to be near him.

I'm going to be so lonely working from home now. Everyday he sat on my lap or my feet, and I would hold him and talk to him for hours. I'm glad I got to stay home and spend so much time with him these last few months.

I already miss him. Even my tough husband was crying this morning. I've only seen him cry a couple of times in the past 12 years.

I'll never forget the wonderful time I shared with my cat. He was the best pet anyone could ask for, and I will miss him terribly. I don't even know what I am going to do with myself. I feel lost.

20 Responses to “Sadest Day Ever”

  1. Angel in MI Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear of your cat. Frown Hugs to you!

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:

    (hugs) I am so sorry. Frown

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry. The poor little guy was ready to go. Don't feel bad about not being there when he passed -- animals tend to hide isolate themselves when they are dying; it is their instinct. While you are feeling sad, remind yourself of what a good life you gave him and how he knew he was loved. Hugs!

  4. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}}, it seems beloved fur baby passed on in his sleep, silently, peacefully, knowing he was much loved. Thank you for giving kitten love, care and attention for 12 years.

  5. klarose Says:

    I know it was for the best. I'm so glad he isn't hurting anymore. But I selfishly want him here with me. I miss him. It hurts.

    I keep my animals their entire lives. While it makes a good life for them, it certainly hurts me when they finish their years. Frown
    Glad I could make him the most spoiled cat on the earth. I will miss his snuggles.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    It does hurt to lose a pet! And all your feelings about it are the right ones. ((Hugs))

  7. Ima saver Says:

    I know how you feel. I still mourn the loss of all of my pets. Remember the happy times. Bless you.

  8. Amber Says:

    Aw I'm so sorry.

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that your cat passed away! You were lucky to have twelve years of your wonderful fur-babie's companionship, cuddles and I'm sure he really enriched your life. {{hugs to you}}

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  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So sorry for your loss. Frown

  12. frugalredhead Says:

    I'm so sorry Frown My brother had 3 cats, 2 of which were mine who hated my husband when we moved in together, so they went to live with my brother. Both of my girl have died in the last couple of years, and my brother's cat Nala passed away just a couple of weeks ago. I talked to him that Friday afternoon, and he said she was having trouble walking and he was having to feed her water with a syringe, and was going to take her to the vet in the morning to have her put to sleep Frown He called me 4 hours later and said she had died in her sleep. He would never admit it, but I'm sure he cried. She was almost 18 years old and I got her for him when my brother was still in high school.

    I am sure you gave her a wonderful life and she is now in peace and not suffering anymore. I understand how empty the house will feel without him. In time, when you're ready, maybe you'll be able to open your home to save another kitty that you can give a wonderful lif to!

  13. DecisiveParadox Says:

    Just remember he wouldn't have wanted spent his life any other way than with you and I'm sure he went in a way he was happy with, pats before bed, full tummy.
    According to him you did the best job ever. that's all that matters.

  14. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am sorry. Frown

  15. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so sorry. It is so incredibly hard to lose a pet. Each time it happens to me, i say never again, I can't get another animal becus it hurts too much to lose them. But at least he died in familiar surroundings, in his own home with you nearby. Much better than if you had to euthanize him at the hospital.

  16. Looking Forward Says:

    Very sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. Frown

  17. starfishy Says:

    so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved cat. Frown

  18. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Oh no, I'm so sorry. It hurts to lose a beloved furbaby.

  19. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm sorry to read you lost him, but he will always be alive in your heart and memories.

  20. scfr Says:

    So sorry to hear about your beloved kitty.

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