I made a very difficult decision yesterday. So no post today.
Cleo 1998 - 2018
She was a really good cat.
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I am so sorry for your loss. You are right, there are no words.
So sorry, but thankful to you for seeing how you could take her pain away. Blessings to you.
After all these years of reading your blog, it feels like a kind of friendship has developed on my end. The kind of familiarity that is comforting. So to you, who provides so much through your blog, I wish you full grieving for your pal. As long as is needed. As deeply as is needed. With all the love that is needed.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Cleo. It is so hard to let one of our furry-family-members go. We have had many furry guys in our home over the years and they have all had very little to no suffering at the end. However, we had to have my sweet Graham “put down”. It hurt so badly I felt like I couldn’t breathe....and still does at times. Sending many warm hugs and caring thoughts your way. Maybe Cleo and Graham can play together at the Rainbow Bridge.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you.
I am so sorry, Karen. It’s devastating to lose our fur babies. My heart hurts for you.
It's the day every pet owner dreads, but the day we all sign on for when we take an animal into our lives and hearts. You did the right thing for your Cleo.
I'm so sorry for you. Such a tough decision to make. I am facing that really soon as one of my kitties has arthritis and is getting worse. Where does his quality of life stop and I need to do something for him and let him go???
Brave choice. Hugs
My heart is breaking for you....
Losing someone you love is terribly hard.
I hope your memories, over time, will help lessen your pain.
So sorry about Cleo....
Oh Karen, Typing through tears, oh how I dread that day. It is the highest form of love to be able to let go when it is time. If you read only one thing, read the “The light between us” Laura Lynn Jackson. Her chapter on animals that have passed will sooth you heart and bring tears of joy.
I am so sorry you had to let her go, her spirit is with you forever.
Such a difficult decision. She was a lovely cat. My heart goes out to you.
To all the beautiful thoughts given above.......Amen.
I’m praying that God gives your heart peace and your mind full of good memories of your precious baby. I had to see my off to Kitty Heaven just a few months ago and I felt lost, empty, cheated almost because I missed my Maggie so much. I swore I’d never get another one because there was no replacing her. Then my grandson brought me a little bundle of calico fur that his wife had taken from a classmate, after she found the kitten on the side of the road saying Free Kittens-Mother got ran over. But they couldn’t have a cat due to their sons having bad allergies to them. I almost told him no when she looked up at me and mewed, I took her and my heart grew bigger for a space she fills. I have Maggie’s ashes in a walnut box and I have Lizzie running around making me laugh. I remember when Maggie did some of the little kitty things that Lizzie does and makes my heart glad I was given a chance to have the Love of another Calico cat. And yes she is spayed.
P.S. I love your site. I Thank God for letting me find it- it gives me great Joy. You have a great way of writing and your articles are peaceful to read- and they give me great ideas to do or share.
Thank you. And God Bless You.
Sending love! There is no better and more terrible decision.
God bless you, this is always so hard.
Try to remember that the joy of the relationship was more than the pain of losing it!?
So very sorry, Karen. I fully know that pain! Our last beautiful cat was truly amazing. I cried over him for ages and ages. He’s been gone a long time now but even up until a few years ago, as I was in a semi-sleepdrifting off for the night, I swear I could feel the weight of his body as he’d jump up and lond on the bed and snuggle his back next to mine. I still dream of him.
Hugs, Karen! I'm so sad for you loss of Cleo's company.
All kitties go to heaven.
I cannot stop crying. I lost Smokey May 4th, 2017. I still cry for her but right now I am crying for you and with you. I will pray that Cleo is with my Smokey playing happily in the garden of Saint Frances along with many other happy pets as they wait to be reunited with "their persons". Karen, you did the right thing and in many ways our pets never leave us because they helped form who we are as a person today. So as long as you live so does she.