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Old 01-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #51 (permalink)
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That picture is so sad. I took a very similar one of my cat the day before I took her to the vet to put her to sleep. She was thin and frail and curled up in her bed, just like that. I cry every time I look at the photo, even though it's been 20 years now.

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Thanks for putting it that way soccer girl.......................I like the "see you later" part...

Kitty The Cat....ay ...that's sad........................but won't be surprised at all if I follow the same path....
Am sure you spoilt that cat a lot and for the last 20 years your cat has been monitoring you closely from heaven and patiently waiting to receive you up there one day.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Hey I got my first "kitty star"... .......... This one is for you Snowy....
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:34 PM   #54 (permalink)
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To add insult to injury, after I finished visiting my mother back then (it was for Thanksgiving), I flew back home to Seattle, and then just a few days later, my mother called to tell me she found one of our other two cats dead in the road, many many blocks away. We had no idea he ventured so far away. Though we never noticed the two cats were particularly close, we wondered if the second cat knew something was wrong and had ventured far in search of the first cat.

I also happened to take a photo of that other cat on the same day (or maybe it was the day after?) I took the last photo of my other kitty. So on one trip, I somehow managed to get the last photos ever taken of two of my childhood cats.

But in one note of good news, the third cat we had at that time finally passed away a few years ago at the ripe old age of 21 or 22! I'm currently doing everything I can to get my current cat to live that long! That would be a dream come true.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #55 (permalink)
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I just finished reading the thread about snowy. My kittys are ok right now but we are dealing with similar issues with our dog. We were told the same things regarding how kidney disease can be moderate for a while and then go into the final stages very quickly- you gave snowy the best care and love. My big decision comes tomorrow because along with the kidneys is severe spinal arthritis so mobility on a 60 lb dog is a bigger issue right now over how to manage the kidneys.
I told my husband we have to look at quality of life and not keep an animal going because we are not ready to let go.- It is a very hard decision for all involved
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:58 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Kitty-The-Kat, that's a touching story. 21-22 years is indeed a respectable age!! I only wish I could have brought snowy that far as well, even though 19 is not far off. What you guys have particularly driven home with me is the point that I should focus on her quality of life and I shouldn't be blinded by emotions..And i'm thankful for that.

What you said about one of your cats knowing about the other one's death sounds so familiar. When I was a kid we had a black cat named Cleo. Some years later we got an addition when my sister brought home a cat named Cookie. Unfortunately one dat Cookie got hit by a car not far from our house and I think Cleo withnessed it. He didn't eat for days and eventually died in our living room......quite sure of a broken heart...

I'm quite sure your current cat will attain a respectable old age with a joyful heart, specially with a good owner like yourself.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:08 AM   #57 (permalink)
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dwhygienist- I know exactly what you mean by that difficult choice. How is the dog at the moment? I hope and pray that that spinal arthritis can be overcome with proper medication....It has been 2 days since you posted...Hope the situation is good. Please do keep us posted k and thanks for your kind words.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I wish you and Snowy all the strength in the world. What a difficult time, but what a good call in canceling your appointment. I hope that you both continue to hang in there.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:25 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Snowy turned for the worse this morning...
She woke me up by calling me and I've been laying on the floor next to her bed ever since 3:30 AM. It's 7:23 now.......At first se seemed to be in discomfort and having trouble breathing (not gasping). Now she seems to have bounced back but still in discomfort. I have seen cats die and she isn't gasping yet but just resting in her bed with me next to her. The vet opens at 9.....I pray to God that she doesn't suffer any great pains ....Want to take her to the vet ASAP to relief her and send her to Rainbow Bridge...............
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:35 AM   #60 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to hear she's taken a turn for the worse. Here's some Indigo Girls lyrics that helped to comfort me when I've had to make this heartbreaking choice for some of my babies...

"I wish you insight to battle love's blindness
Strength from the milk of human kindness
A safe place for all the pieces that scatter
Learn to pretend there's more than love that matters..."
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