The loss of a pet

Canada
December 18, 2006 2:45pm CST
Putting a cat to sleep is very hard to do.2 weeks ago my cat Nerone of 16 years passed away.He was harldy walking and not eating.The vet told meto put him to sleep because he was suffering.I had that cat since i was 10 years old(Im 26 now) I have 2 other cats but it still doesnt replace Nerone..Its been really hard these last weeks..Does anyone have a story to share?
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@feralcat (426)
• Canada
23 Dec 06
Fisrt off let me offer my sympathy on the loss of your cat. I went through a similar situation with an 8 year old feral cat Smokey 4 years ago that I was able to socialize during the last two years of her life. She became an indoor cat. One day I found drops of blood on the floor and took her in to the vet. Long story short x-ray showed a skull tumor. It had destroyed part of her skull down to the middle of her jaw. I hand fed her for a month and washed her fur with a warm cloth since she could not do this anymore. I stayed in the room when she was put to sleep and have to confess that this was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I have many other cats I care for but to this day none hae or will ever replace Smokey, the cat I refer to has my feral queen. They are all unique and all hold a different place in our hearts. Not one can ever replace another in our lives.
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• Canada
24 Dec 06
Thanks for sharring your story and understanding about my gried of lossing my cat.I also have 2 other cats but they dont replace the one i lost.It is hard when you hold your animal and they give it the shot.It's very hard to do.I still have flashbacks on that awfull day.
@amy0214 (1513)
• United States
23 Dec 06
I had to put a cat down about 10 years ago. He had aids and leukemia. It was very hard.
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• Canada
24 Dec 06
Sorry to hear that..Thanks for your posting.
• United States
22 Dec 06
I am very sorry dear. I had a siamese cat for 17 1/2 years. We were very bonded. He was had raised as a kitty. I had to put him to sleep, as he too stopped eating, walking, making, and not sleeping with me anymore. I had the vet come to my house, as I didn't want to stress my love any more than necessary. He was put to sleep in my lap while I held him and talked and loved him. This is 14 years ago. I still miss him, and cry for him. I have his pictures out, and his sock for xmas out. It took me 5 years to get another cat, and then another 9 to get one more. But, I still miss my other one. I do hope your pain will ease a little dear. Blessings
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• Canada
24 Dec 06
Thanks for sharring your story it helps me deal with my grief.
@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I bought my dad a boxer when I got my first real job at 16. He had him for 10 years and we had to have him put to sleep 2 years ago because he had cancer. It was so sad because my son was 2 years old at the time and was always asking where "Bubba" was. My dad got another boxer but it just isn't the same. I like his new boxers but still miss his old dog.
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Thanks for answering.I have 2 other cats that i love but the one of 16 years was differentHe was well behaved and very afectionate.It's hard not having him here anymore.I love the other 2 cats dont get me wrong but he was a special cat.I am soryr about your loss as well.
• United States
21 Dec 06
I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I had a dog since childhood and he was 18 yrs old. He started going down hill fast, and I knew it was time. It tore me up to do it, but it was for the best. I still cry about him all the time..and it's been a few years now.
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@kadrean (38)
20 Dec 06
My girlfriend had a cat - Pepsi - since she was born. Pepsi had always been part of the family; she wasn't seen as "just a cat". She had to be put down due to a tumor, and she still misses her to this day and there won't ever be another Pepsi but she loved that fat, cute little cat! Pepsi defaintely won't be forgotten; she was her friend when no-one else was around. Sorry about your loss.
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• Canada
20 Dec 06
Thankyou for sharring your story about your friend's pet.People that have pets understand the grief.