When you have a cat it becomes your child...

United States
February 22, 2010 4:26am CST
On feb.13.10 my cat chloe died, it was so hard to let him go and i didnt realize how much pain it would caused me. when i took him to the vet the day before, they gave me this huge cat bill just to run test on him and i didnt even care how much it would cost me to keep him alive.the morning of feb.13 i was told i had to put him to sleep and they handed me the bill of 750$ and said there was nothing they could do. I cried more than at my grandma's funeral.
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• United States
23 Feb 10
My babies sure have. They have all cost more than their fair share, but I keep them because I love them. The last kitten I took in, Lucky, was a grand total of around $1,000. He had to have a check up, shots, neutering, declawed (he's an indoor cat), grooming, flea treatment, and all of the things a new kitten needs. Of course, I have spent just as much on my other three, so Lucky gets the same treatment. I have four cats altogether, and yeah, they aren't cheap.
• United States
23 Feb 10
i think pets kind of perpare you for kids just a tad bit!! there so expensive and even worst they dont talk so you never know if its really sick.. but at the end of the day when you have this huge cat bill,and you get this warm love from your cats you kind of forget about money problems. pets are so funny they dont care if your poor ugly rich or mean to others there so innocent and love you no matter what. good luck with your kittens i bet there soo cute
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• United States
23 Feb 10
Oh they are, they are adorable. Lucky has the most beautiful blue eyes you will ever see. He is perfect.
• United States
23 Feb 10
awww i love colorful eyes!! just makes u wana hug n kiss them all day
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@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
Even me I will cry to see 750 dollars bill. I'm sadden with your loss. 750 dollars is a big amount.. .. I'm sorry I have four dogs in our house so I'm not really a cat person. .. but still a pet is a pet. I have buried two dogs already. And its sudden me twice I promise myself never to have dogs again. But look at me now I have four dogs. Because dogs helps us enjoy live. Somebody who won't judge you.
• United States
23 Feb 10
animals dont judge you can dont really care what type of a person you are, i dont want another cat at the moment but soon i will get one. animals cant take but u sure ca nrelate to them and they no when your happy or sad. i always find it cute when animals act like you. i do believe animals act and look like there owners some times
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
For me true that's the feeling you are for now because you can't see anymore your cat but don't worry you find another cat who is sweeter than ever you wait for time because they it can be happened after the Armageddon.
• United States
23 Feb 10
aww thank you, yea i hope i do get another cat as loving as my chloe!!
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Feb 10
Losing pets is hard because you tend to get so attached to them. Knowing what greif can do to me i tend to try and not allow myself to bridge that fine line. I know a lot of people think of their pets as their children, but then when something happens.... you end up so devestated. I'm sorry for your loss, but I would've asked for a second oppinion before putting an animal down.
• United States
23 Feb 10
I do wish things like this did not happen. I got my cat lion from a friend of mine. Her cat was sick and had to be put to sleep. She could not look at his twin brother lion without going off. So she asked me to keep him and I did. Even though I had my own cats at the time. Lion is a very good part of my life. I would feel horrible if he were to pass. I do hope you can get over this soon and get another cat. You can't replace him I know.But you can fill a new cats life with love. Have a wonderful night.
• United States
23 Feb 10
aww thats awesome that you were able to take in your friends cat
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
22 Feb 10
Dear friend, I hope the relations and affection one give to anything is much valued when it is no more or when it goes from one's side. May be pets are those which are loved by its owners or others who like it. I pray the soul of that loved cat rest in peace.
• United States
22 Feb 10
thank you, thank you so much this means alot to me.. yes you are right anything and everything is much valued when its gone. god bless you
• India
23 Feb 10
ya.. thats really sad. You know human emotions are like that. It just gets attached