I’m in Pain So She Didn’t Have To Be.

I made a very difficult decision yesterday.  So no post today.

 

Cleo 1998 – 2018

She was a really good cat.

 

 

 

264 Comments

  1. Muff Hackett says:

    Oh Karen, such a hard choice to make, but when the time comes they make it quite clear to you. Wishing you many happy memories of your beautiful Cleo – she was a lovely old girl.

  2. Vickie says:

    My heart hurts for the both of you.
    Love,
    A cat mama

  3. Yvonne Wolf says:

    Hugs

  4. Tina says:

    Oh Karen, I’m so sorry. She was a beautiful cat and you gave her a fabulous life. Now she’s has no more pain.

    I lost my Stormy 3 weeks ago. When I’d go to bed at night, he’d climb onto my lap and purr and snuggle. I have terrible trouble with insomnia but he’s put me to sleep. I haven’t slept since he left me.

    I hope you can sleep.

    • Mary W says:

      I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My mother had to make the decision for a dog she had through the death of her husband, moving, being broken into, getting cancer. She Loved that dog and he was with her every step of her way. She hurt so bad that I asked her to do something for me. I asked her to write down the memory that caused the pain each time and then look for a picture of her Tippy that matched that memory. She did that for several weeks. Then I sat with her to make a scrapbook using her memories and pictures to build a beautiful tribute to such a close friend. It was therapy and sadness and joy at the same time. If there were no picture, we just made a pretty page with dog treats, bones, his leash, whatever. We cried, laughed, and grew closer that day. She treasured that scrapbook for years and each time she grew sad, she opened the book to relive that wonderful dog’s memory in a way that brought her peace and happiness. I wanted to tell you so you may find a way to help yourself through this difficult time. Stormy would want you to enjoy his life memories now when you need him most.

      • Tina says:

        That’s wonderful that you did that with and for her. I’m fortunate to have friends who loved Stormy, as I do. And I have a tattoo of him on my sternum. I see him always. Thanks for helping your mom with her feelings!

  5. Wendi says:

    I just went through this less than a year ago with my 17 year old cat. It still hurts. I’m sorry you’re going through it, Karen. (((hugs))) from Ohio

    • Carswell says:

      Almost exactly a year ago I had to make the decision for my beautiful 18 year old calico girl Emma and it still pains me.

      My condolences Karen. It is never easy, but you know when it is necessary and can take comfort in the fact it is the right thing to do.

  6. Sonya says:

    It was the right thing to do! She was a beautiful girl. Take care.

  7. wendy e lemont says:

    It is the absolute most gut wrenching decision,having a wee cry for you tonight,have been there a few times.Take care Karen.
    From one who understands.

  8. Laura says:

    I’m so sorry.

  9. Rachel says:

    So sorry for your loss Karen. Hugs!!

  10. Wendy Thomson says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  11. Meg says:

    I’m so, so sorry. <3

  12. Dorothy says:

    I’m so, so very sorry you lost your precious kitty. Ill hug my pup a little more tonight.

  13. Jackie says:

    Sorry to hear about Cleo. I know how bad it sucks, I lost my beautiful Mr. Kitty in March, and I still miss him every day. I’ll be thinking of you….

  14. Carmen says:

    Oh man, that was tough to read. You gave her a wonderful, safe, loving home. Thank you for that. I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

  15. Emmy Sunshine says:

    I’m so sorry. It’s the worst of the best. Makes you sad to lose them, but grateful you had them as long as you did. 🐈 ❤️

  16. Laura Brown says:

    It’s so hard to love sometimes. xxoo

  17. Therese says:

    Hugs. We love our animals and it is painful. Thinking of you , with tears.

    Therese

  18. Becky says:

    My condolences on the loss of your fur baby.

  19. Meredith F says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You’ve been together a long time.

  20. Audrey Hunter says:

    Oh, Karen! I am SO sorry.

  21. Kate says:

    Dear Karen,
    I’m so sad to know you lost your beautiful Cleo. She had a long run.
    You were very brave for Cleo today.
    I’m sending you hugs.
    Kate

  22. Kris price says:

    I am so sorry… for what it’s worth… we had a dog for 17 years that was a rescue… Annie… we gave her every creature comfort and medical care… we always thought soon
    she will go and we will be there.., I had a euthanasia care person ready to go when the time came… but she was still going strong …. and then one day we flew to Vegas to see Elton john and our house sitter opened the pool and didn’t pay attention and Annie was found drowned. I cant tell you how robbed I Felt of the thought that when she went we’d be there… we’d always thought we’d comfort her through the passing… so be glad you got that opportunity… you never know how we’ll go… in the meantime after my grief I had a huge opening of love and nurturing unfulfilled… I went to the humane society and found Stella… a white miniature schnauzer with all her teeth removed recently from an owner who abandoned her because they couldn’t afford her care…, they wer like who’s gonna adopt an old dog with no teeth! ME! So Stella is my baby and she has the best medical care and owners who can spoil her…. I know it’s what Annie would have wanted.
    I thought maybe it’s too soon, but then stella needed me now and it was the best thing I could have done. The best thing I can do in life is provide a home for an animal… when one leaves there’s an opening for the next needed soul… circle of life And good karma!

  23. Marlene says:

    I am so sorry. I am crying for you and with you.

  24. Shelly says:

    What a brave and good and right decision for you and Cleo. But it hurts like hell. Sorry for your lost.

  25. canadamsel says:

    I have been there. You have my deepest sympathy.

  26. Cally says:

    There’s no pain like it. I’m so sorry.

  27. Kim says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending so much love your way. ❤️❤️❤️

  28. Cindy says:

    I am so sorry for your heartache, she knew she was loved.

  29. Jenny Durling says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry. It’s the hardest decision we ever make but it’s always made from love. Take time to grieve.

  30. Jeanne says:

    She was beautiful kitty and I am so sorry. Thinking of you and sending warm thoughts your way.

  31. Kristina says:

    I’m sorry. It’s never easy. X

  32. Martha Trahan says:

    So sorry to hear about your precious cat, my heart hurts for you!

  33. Linda in Illinois says:

    I’m so sorry. I feel what you do. 😿

  34. Gina says:

    Hugs of comfort and peace.

  35. Susan says:

    I’m so sorry for your heartache, Karen. The choice you made was your last gift to your beautiful Cleo, and she needed you to be brave enough to make it. But I know from experience how much it hurts. Sending you love.

  36. Karen Anderson says:

    I’m so sorry Karen.

  37. Mondo says:

    so sorry for your loss. I’m sure she was beautiful inside and out…and a really good friend.

  38. Gillian Thompson says:

    Dear Karen, I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you.

    Big Hugs (( ))

    Gillian

  39. Marion says:

    I’m sorry Cleo was so ill. I made the same decision for my Sweetie. It’s the kindest thing to do. Take care.

  40. Kimbydee says:

    I’ve had so many similar losses. I’m sure you have too (Cuddles) but whenever I think I can’t do this again another wounded soul finds me. I’m sending love and good thoughts your way. 💙💙💙

  41. Martha Doane says:

    So,so sorry.

  42. Lisa says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    It’s a very hard, but loving, thing to do.

    Loving thoughts and prayers for you.

  43. Megan says:

    I’m sorry for your loss and the mess of thoughts that come with such a difficult decision. Please be good to yourself and know that you have built a community of people who love you and are thinking of you during this time of anguish.

  44. Scott says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Pets are like kids to most of us. Time heals.

  45. Michele says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You made the right decision. She had a great life with you and she’s also feeling great now because of you. I hope your pain eases.

  46. Salmar says:

    So very sorry for your loss…Karen…sending you lots of love and hugs from Alberta !

  47. Susa says:

    I’m so sorry. “She was a good cat” – and she was lucky to have you for her human. And now you’re thinking, “Noooo, I was the lucky one.” You were both lucky.

    Sending love.

  48. Gayle says:

    My condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  49. Gayle says:

    My condolences. I’m sorry for your loss.

  50. Patricia Jaroslawski says:

    So sorry. I’ve been there.

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