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(Message started by: cootie on Dec 28th, 2004, 11:50pm)

Title: There once was a cat named......
Post by cootie on Dec 28th, 2004, 11:50pm
"Kootie".......he died tonight.....one of my beloved siamese. He's been sick most of his life with infections......I've been too busy over the holidays to notice he was gettin so much sicker. I feel horrible. I'd of rather found him quietly dead.....then watching him suffer and die Pam  :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by nani on Dec 28th, 2004, 11:55pm
:'(    [smiley=hug.gif]

I'm sorry, Pam. It's a terrible thing to lose an animal that you love so much. Hang in there.

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by BlueMeanie on Dec 28th, 2004, 11:56pm
Bummer Pam.  :(

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Mr. Happy on Dec 29th, 2004, 12:11am

on 12/28/04 at 23:50:36, cootie wrote:
He's been sick most of his life with infections

Well then DON'T let him die now. There's still hope.....


on 12/28/04 at 23:50:36, cootie wrote:
I've been too busy over the holidays to notice he was gettin so much sicker.

Pets. They're kind of like kids, eh? How's the broken foot, by the way?


on 12/28/04 at 23:50:36, cootie wrote:
I feel horrible.

Me too. I'm having a real hard time mourning this one.


on 12/28/04 at 23:50:36, cootie wrote:
I'd of rather found him quietly dead.....then watching him suffer and die

No worries, Coot. There's still Brad.

Shave that man, while there's still time,
RJ

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Jimmy_B on Dec 29th, 2004, 7:25am
Sorry to hear about Kootie the Kat. :'( It's a tight bond between pet & owner and a loss can hit as bad as a human one.

Don't feel horrible. It wasn't your fault...just his time.

Jimmy

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Grandma_Sweet_Boy on Dec 29th, 2004, 7:33am
Sorry Pam - we get so attached to our pets.  :'(

Carol

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Langa on Dec 29th, 2004, 7:34am
Sorry about your cat... :(

Our pets our like our babies, but at least it's not suffering anymore.

Langa

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by john_d on Dec 29th, 2004, 8:14am
sorry to hear about that Pam  :-/

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by vig on Dec 29th, 2004, 8:32am
He's on his way to cat heaven.

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Post by Lissa on Dec 29th, 2004, 8:43am
Losing a pet is so hard.   :'(

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Gena on Dec 29th, 2004, 8:58am
[smiley=hug.gif]

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Rock_Lobster on Dec 29th, 2004, 9:00am
Sad to hear that.  Lost my last cat early this year after a bout with a brain tumor.  Someday again... not yet though.

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by cschick on Dec 29th, 2004, 9:04am
Aw, Pam.  So sorry to hear this.  Poor Kootie, but at least he's not suffering any longer.  

Karen

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by sailpappy on Dec 29th, 2004, 9:04am
:( :'( :'( :'( Pam,
    I know to some people loosing a pet can be paramount to loosing a child or Family member.
     God must have a special plan for you to make you endure this pain also.
     I have had so much grief lately myself that it made me loose sight of the power of trying to help others, so as I have had to explain to my children and Grandchildren, Life energy is on the planet in a limited amount, there must be another Creature that needed that energy now and Kootie is no longer suffering itself.
     Only time can heal the pain of such a loss, but you may walk outside today and find the other Creature through one of God miracles.  I am so Sorry for your Loss!
                                                Pappy
   

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Margi on Dec 29th, 2004, 9:55am
Pam, I'm so sorry to hear this.  Words aren't enough at a time like this.   :'(
Hugs,
Margi

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by minnie on Dec 29th, 2004, 10:13am
aww [{Cootie]} [smiley=hug.gif] [smiley=frown.gif] I'm sorry to hearabout your cat Kootie.
I know only time will ease the pain.I also Know that Kootie was very loved and pampered while in your loving care.I like to believe she is now watching over you ,Brad and your other pets purring contently.

Minnie

         
              modified cause I can't spell  ::)

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Ruth on Dec 29th, 2004, 10:16am
I am so sorry, I have 3 cats a dog and 4 birds and have lost two of my former cats to desease. It was horrible and I still grieve at times for them.
They are our friends and buddies these pets,
hugs to you friend.

Ruth

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by cootie on Dec 29th, 2004, 1:03pm
Thanks everyone.....that was a rough one.....he was born here.....one of my first litters when I started to raise them about 7-8 years ago. I have his brother and half brother and dad. Kootie had to have special care but I didn't realize he was gettin this last serious infection....he lays around 'most' of the time.....not very energetic but seems fine the other day and batting at his brother. We even built him a real nice house outside for summer so he could be in the sun. Others knew he was different and picked on him so he had to be kept separate. I just feel HORRIBLE I didn't notice he was worse......guilty is more the word. I love my cats.....I feel I let him down. The holidays have been too busy.....Xmas is one day.....ours drags out for weeks and I am burnt out. My cats are part of me Pam

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by broomhilda on Dec 29th, 2004, 1:08pm
The guilt is so hard Pam, I am so sorry for you and your kitty :'( :'( :'( :'(

Hugs and more on over

Andrea

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Sylvan on Dec 29th, 2004, 1:11pm
So Sorry For Your Loss

Fly Free Sweet Kootie ...

******************

From Friend to Friend
by Karen Clouston

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady cat,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young cat once again.

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by nani on Dec 29th, 2004, 2:00pm
Wow, Sylvan (forgive me, I forgot your other name) thanks for sharing that. I just e-mailed it to a friend that had to have a dog put down yesterday.

Please, coots, don't beat yourself up over this. Lord knows, I understand feeling guilty, but it's not helpful to your grieving.  [smiley=hug.gif]  

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by JDH on Dec 29th, 2004, 2:07pm
So sorry for your loss Pam  :'(

The Rainbow Bridge

"Just this side of Heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing, they miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent, the eager body quivers. Suddenly they begin to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, their legs carrying them faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together......."

--author unknown

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Mastifflvr28 on Dec 30th, 2004, 12:12am
Sorry to hear this Coots :(
Mast

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by TxBasslady on Dec 30th, 2004, 12:33am
Pam,

Sorry, sweetie     :'(

Lots of vibes comin your way

Jean


Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Fabio on Dec 30th, 2004, 5:37am
:'( I'm sorry to hear about your pet.
Your cat was connected to you in a strange way, probably one we will never truly understand, but I am glad that you have experienced her/his love and devotion and that she/he has experienced your's! Zazi and I send our 'understanding' and hope that the pain of losing your cat eases each day.  

Ciao!

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Svenn on Dec 30th, 2004, 11:56am
Know what you`re going trough Pam dear :'( :'(

The poem that JDH gave you says it all and did help me a lot when i had to put down Ronja 20mnths ago.Still miss her


Svenn

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Cathi04 on Dec 30th, 2004, 12:08pm
Coots, I know, I know...I felt like I was walking a line...Chrissie was 17 yrs old, and losing ground fast......I was afraid to leave her....or more to the point, afraid of what I would encounter when I returned home.
Right before Thanksgiving, my big beautiful black persian girl had a stroke....I called the vet, and said my goodbyes.......
Chrissie and Kootie are probably both playing and enjoying themselves, without pain, still loving us.
Somehow you know.........
So sorry, Coots, wish they could live forever......
Cathi

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by OneEyeBlind on Dec 30th, 2004, 2:45pm
Ahhhh, Chrissy & Koots playing together.  Now, that puts a smile on my face.  That's something special.  

Sending warm hugs & healing vibes to both of you !!!!

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Jonny on Dec 30th, 2004, 3:07pm
:'(

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Ree on Dec 30th, 2004, 3:11pm
There is no deeper pain than to lose a pet. So truly loving and without predjudice always... I'm so sorry for your loss of Kootie... you are the only Cootie now and will have to cherish the name.  Love to you friend I know where your heart is at.  Ree

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by kimh on Dec 30th, 2004, 5:19pm
Kootie is rompin where she is free and pain free and HAPPY.

Coots, dry your eyes, raise a toast to yer friend and take comfort :-*

Title: Re: There once was a cat named......
Post by Bethany1 on Dec 30th, 2004, 6:13pm
Cootie, so sorry to hear about your kitty. Like losing a family member....  :'(




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