Sad news at the Cat House

@ElicBxn (63187)
United States
June 18, 2009 9:30am CST
The roomie's almost 16 yr old cat has come to the end of the trail. He really hasn't eaten for 3 days and he stopped drinking yesterday. Now please keep me and her and Nino in your thoughts as I take him for his last ride in the Hobo Memorial Cat Carrier to visit Ann, Joyce and David at the V-E-Ts. You guys know I don't hold with declawing, but this is the one cat we had to declaw, and then take his top fangs because he was sending us and a few of the other cats to the doc/hospital ALL the FREAKING TIME! But since then he's been a really good cat. Actually, he was 95% good before, it was those 5% berserker times that were the problem. I know this tough on her, with 'Nado it was pretty obvious that it was terminal and Tia, her first cat died in her hands. She doesn't want to be there with him tho I've told her that it would probably be the best thing, and he'd like it. Nino is her cat, oh, he likes me well enough, but he loves her. It will be sad without the skinny boy around being a pest.
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@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Please tell your roomie how sorry I am. It's very hard to say goodbye to a very good friend. A cat is a family member and a treasure. Give her a hug from me. Here is something I wrote when my own dear Baffy cat left for the Rainbow Bridge. Maybe it will help a tiny bit. No one is lonely at the Rainbow Bridge where kitties go when they depart this place; for there’s a meadow down below the ridge with flowers and wild butterflies to chase. Now pain no longer clouds their brilliant eyes; no illness dulls their shiny coats of fur; but they are followed by our deepest sighs and we are haunted by their rumbling purr. Our memories of carefree days gone by may dry our tears when we can think of those, and maybe after some time, we can try and find comfort – another furry nose. Until that day we share our grief with friends: whose hearts reach out, whose caring never ends. ©2000MargyOhring
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Oliver - not worried in this pix
that's very sweet, however, we have lots of furry noses already, and while none of them can replace Nino, they are still here Oliver is very upset because we're upset, he's been making "worried" noises for days
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@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Give Oliver a snurgle for me.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
19 Jun 09
[b]Gee whiz mcat...now I'm puddling up all over again. }~: I loved Nino, too. Good poem, though I suspect some cats at the Bridge would just as happily chase lizards as butterflies. Maggiepie[/b]
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@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I'm so sorry to hear about nino. it is so sad to lose a pet. i have cried many a tear over the ones i have lost. you DO GET SO ATTACHED TO THEM & THEY DO U TO. t he dog i have was to suppose to be my son's dog but he says she has always been my dog. I TOLD HIM THAT WAS BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO FEED HER ALWAYS.
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@trixyteddy (1070)
• India
20 Jun 09
May he go peacefully and quietly. I really dread such moments. It does take a lot of courage to go through this. Our condolences.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
20 Jun 09
they came in and gave him a shot to get him to sleep and then injected him with the final shot and I felt his heart slow and stop it was very sad, but he didn't suffer and I was holding him the whole time
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Awe that is so sad..I am a pet owner, i have a cat & dog & i love them very much so i understand how hard this is..I also had a pet to die on me and it took a long time to get over it....So we will be thinking of you during this sad time...
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
19 Jun 09
thanks Slick, it was really hard to do this, because Nino has been with us for so long.
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@jerzgirl (9147)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I'm so very sorry about Nino. I'd much rather they left us while sleeping than suffer. Lots of good thoughts headed your way, though. Take care.
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@Canellita (12029)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Aw, poor baby. My condolences to you and the roomie and all the rest of the critters.
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@GardenGerty (156299)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Tiger really mourned when Sneaky Pete got ill and we had to have him put to sleep. It was very sudden, and he was a younger cat. Creamery missed him as well.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
19 Jun 09
thanks, Oliver has been worried for days, I think he knew that we were worried about Nino.
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@winterose (39887)
• Canada
18 Jun 09
I am so sorry, I hate to hear about stuff like this, it just breaks my heart to loose a cat.
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@Katlady2 (9906)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Awww....I'm so sorry hon, for both you and your roomie, and of course poor Nino. So sad. But he will be up there with my Fluffy and the kittens that I had to have put to sleep in April, along with everyone else's beloved furbabies. We love you Nino.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Aww--I'm sorry to hear about Nino and no doubt he'll be at Rainbow Bridge playing and frolicking with the mob of my kitties who are there. I've had a few "pest" kitties that were "difficult" but when they are gone we miss their "pestiness" right?
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Oh, yeah, the "bad" ones are sometimes the ones you miss the most
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Oh gosh ElicBxn, my condolences to you and your room mate! At least the little guy lived a good long and happy life so that's what matters most. Bless his heart!! He'll no doubt run to the Rainbow Bridge to be with all the other kitties that have passed on and he'll be whole once again. Let your room mate know that he loved her just as much if not more than she loved him and he knew she loved him. Hugs to all of you!!
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I'm sure Nino went up at the Bridge and is now getting re-aquainted with 'Nado. I have a friend, GaiaFireLynx, who is already at the Bridge, we don't think she went over, she's too busy greeting cats that come there. http://www.mylot.com/GaiaFireLynx
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@ShellyB (5241)
• United States
20 Jun 09
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your kitty. *hug*
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@paula27661 (15811)
• Australia
19 Jun 09
I am so deeply sorry for you and your friend. It takes a great deal of courage to say goodbye. Poor baby, he sounds so sick! I have tears in my eyes because I have two ‘babies’ and one is 13 now. He was six weeks old when we adopted him and I know that although he is healthy, he is getting older and I am so afraid his time may come too soon because I am so attached to him. He was a very ‘bity and scratchy’ cat and still is at times. He’s pretty good with me. We used to spray him with water when he attacked and we haven’t had to do that for a long time. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. Good luck.
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@scififan43 (2434)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Hi I hate to hear about the pet dieing. I hope that things will get better and not worse.
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@Tiamjr (435)
18 Jun 09
I am really sorry about your loss. It is so hard to lose a cat in any circumstance. I still miss my beautiful ginger cat who I lost a couple of years ago. He was such a wonderful and characterful cat. My thoughts are with you at this time.
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@GardenGerty (156299)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I have one that I have thought was on his last legs for almost four years, and he keeps bouncing back. He is beginning to be a grouch however. He annoys me, because if I am home he wants to be on me. On the other hand, he is now offended because I put him down on the floor and has left my vicinity and is sulking. I do not know what I will do when it is time for the old Tiger to die, as it has been about five years since I have had that issue. I admire this old guy, and am amazed at how solid he feels and how ratty he looks. They just work their way into our hearts.
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
19 Jun 09
now that sounds like Solo, but Solo is only 5 (yes, he needs his teeth done too) but Nino looked terrible and felt like bones.
@Darkwing (21583)
22 Jun 09
Awwww, that's such a shame but he enjoyed a long life, my friend. My commiserations to both you and your friend, who must be missing him loads. Give her a big huggggg from me. I'll send my healing energies to all three of you and your other cats, so that you might find the strength to deal with this in the simplest way possible. I will keep you all in my thoughts, especially Nino, that he have a peaceful and pleasant journey across the rainbow bridge. Brightest Blessings, my friend, in love and in light.
@Darkwing (21583)
23 Jun 09
That's good. I know how attached we can become, to pets. It's a sad time when they leave us, but I'm sure he's at peace now, in the other pet world. x
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Thanks Darkwing. She knews it was time, but that doesn't make it any easier when the time comes. She's recovering.
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@AmbiePam (83655)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I'm so sorry.
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@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I am so sorry for your loss! Our Jakey-Jake left us last Labor Day at the ripe old age of 17. It is like losing a member of the family. I will keep a light on in my heart for all three of you! HUGS!
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
20 Jun 09
thanks, gardengrrl, Nino is now buried at the side of the house, outside like he always wanted to be
@jdyrj777 (6530)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I want to give my condolences for your loss. I have 3 cats now and love them all very much. They are not very old Miss Kitty is mama to the other 2. Miss Kitty developed a bad biting habit after i started using thoses things you glue onto their claws to keep them from straching things. But since i stopped using them she doesnt bite as much. Im just thinking maybe your cat was biting because he didnt have the claws. But usually they try not to scratch any one and if they get a bit ruff all i gotta do is say ouch real loud and they stop.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Yeah, but he had sent the roomie to the emergency room, scratching her and biting her before he was declawed. Really, the only reason we declawed was because the former roommate was on blood thinners at the time.
@jdyrj777 (6530)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Cats can be real rascals sometimes. Once miss kitty went after somebodys throat with claws and fangs exposed. She never really liked that dude ever. I dont know why. Kitty is a strange cat. Shes the boss and everything is by her terms. Bubba Kat is really sweet and loveable but every now and then he gets a little psyco, like his mom. But usually you just have to say ouch and they stop. But with Bubba you can just feel his huge claws he could easily cause some major damage if he wanted to. Neither his mom or sister wanna play with him because of this. Especially since he has over grown them both. Mama Kirty still plays with him some times simply cause she is psyco. Mama is still the dominate one. When Bubba was getting bigger than her he tried to take over beibg the dominate one but Miss Kitty fixed that wrong idea real quick.
18 Jun 09
Hi Elic, That is so sad and you will be in my thoughts and prayer, hope he is not suffering too much, the poor little cat, love to you all. Tamara
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Thanks Tamara, we hope not. He's actually been in kidney failure for over a year, and we've been keeping him going without doing too many extreames. But he pretty much stopped eating this week and even only drinking a tiny bit. He's also become very unsteady on his feet, and seemed to be getting worse by the day. We just couldn't watch this going on any longer.