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I lost my best furry friend

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This past Saturday, I had to put my 19 year old alley cat to sleep. She had the start of Kidney failure and I could have given her pills and drugs to possibly extend her life another couple of months. That is not how I think she would have wanted it though. In the course of about 5 days she lost over 2.5 pounds of weight and just was not her usual self. Trip to the vet and an overnight stay later, and I had a rough choice to make (the GF made it with me). So I held her in my arms as the gave the shot and felt her life leave her body. It was extremely hard, as I have had this companion for over half my life. Some of the things that have happened since I got her in my life.

 

Finished High School and College

Had two major relationships (lasting at least 6 years each)

Been through 8 cars

3 different apartments (all in the same building, reconstruction)

and through it all she was there.

 

So please indulge me while I write this to my friend

 

I will miss not getting yelled at first thing when I get up

I will miss you screwing up my computer games by walking on the keyboard

I will miss taking a nap and having you sleep on my chest

I will miss arguing with you on who owns the footstool you would sleep on and who gets to use it

I will miss you trying to steal (usually successfully) one of my taco's from taco hell

I will miss getting you a side of Carnitas from Chipotle so you wouldn't eat my burrito

I will miss waking in the middle of the night to you staring at me

I will miss cooking dinner and having you right there begging for whatever I will give you

I will miss you having to be in the bathroom no matter what we were doing

Jen (my GF) will miss her little lifeguard (the cat would sit and watch her when she took a bath or shower

Most of all, I will miss you my furry friend

 

Here's some pics of her, most of these are from the past few months. I kinda knew it would be soon, but didn't know how soon.

 

You can click the thumbs for bigger pics.

 

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I'm truly sorry for your loss, I can only imagine how hard it is to lose a furry friend you've had for 19 years. From the sounds of all the things you'll miss, she loved you very much and knew you loved her. Kidney failure is a great deal of suffering for a feline at an already very mature (I won't say old, cats don't get old. Like fine wine, they mature) age.

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I'm sorry for your loss.

 

I will tell you from experience, you will, at night, awaken to the feeling of someone crossing your legs to get into a peaceful position. Even now, almost 28 years after I had to give my cat up because we were moving, I still wake up to the feeling that she's crossing my legs. It's comforting as I know she's always with me and still looking out for me.

 

 

Recently I commissioned an artist to do a watercolor of her as I only have three very bad pictures of her. When the piece is done I'll post it. She's Starchasm on deviantArt if you're interested.

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Wow, I'm really sorry for you loss. I think that's one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to face. It's great you had the strength to put her quality of life before everything else. Hang in there!

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I'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you

 

I will tell you from experience, you will, at night, awaken to the feeling of someone crossing your legs to get into a peaceful position. Even now, almost 28 years after I had to give my cat up because we were moving, I still wake up to the feeling that she's crossing my legs. It's comforting as I know she's always with me and still looking out for me.
I have a few times this week thought I saw her on her kitty perch

 

 

Recently I commissioned an artist to do a watercolor of her as I only have three very bad pictures of her. When the piece is done I'll post it. She's Starchasm on deviantArt if you're interested.
Thanks for that, but I am also an artist and have been told by my GF that I WILL be doing a picture of her.

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Sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard losing such a good friend.

 

When you do the portrait, I'd love to see it. I'm guessing you'll post it over on DA.

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Sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard losing such a good friend.

 

When you do the portrait, I'd love to see it. I'm guessing you'll post it over on DA.

Thanks, and yes I will post it on DA, but if you would like to see it in person, let me know and I could bring it to GP one night.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

 

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

 

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

 

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:down: sorry to hear about your loss......i to had to do the same with my 15 year old cat last fall....and yes i do often think i see her ,on my bed at times.....or moveing thru the house...

its always difficult when you lose a family member...

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Thanks for that, but I am also an artist and have been told by my GF that I WILL be doing a picture of her.

 

So am I, but I commissioned her to help her pay some vet bills. About the only time I tend to commission things. I'm also not all that great with animals (except horses) so I thought it would go to a good cause.

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So am I, but I commissioned her to help her pay some vet bills. About the only time I tend to commission things. I'm also not all that great with animals (except horses) so I thought it would go to a good cause.

Completely understand, but if I don't do mine, the GF will kill me.

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I'm sorry for your loss. I got a furry one of my own, and I know how much she is part of the family.

 

I have to say from the pictures that is a pretty bad-azz looking cat. I bet they could have given Chuck Norris a run for his money.

 

Especially the fridge cat :)

 

Fridge cat says "Caffeine Embargo on! Who runs Biletown!"

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I feel for you. I have lost 3 over the years. One to cancer, one to a car hit-and-run, and one to old age. They were all hard and I still get a little sad at times, but then I remember all the good times. Right now I have 2, both rescue animals as the others all were.

 

Concentrate of the good stuff, the other will get easier.

-Brian

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