My cat passed away today

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by lvsxy808, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. lvsxy808

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,547
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    324
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Surbiton (GB)
    Sophie was a chocolate-point Siamese who we'd had since she was three months old.

    She was 19 when she died, which is a terrific age for a cat. It's like over 90 in cat years. And she had lived a good life, a happy life, with as much love and fun and food and exercise and cuddles as any cat could want.

    But over the last two years or so, she'd been gradually deteriorating. Her list of ailments was practically comical. She was completely blind (detached retinas caused by high blood pressure), mostly deaf, heart murmur, liver trouble, arthritis, and it was her kidneys that finally gave out.

    We came home from work today to find her on the floor in the kitchen. It's sad, obviously, but far from unexpected. And she'd not had much in the way of a quality of life for some time, so it was a mercy really. And she'd had a good, long life. She'll be cremated, and we'll keep a certificate and photos around.
     
  2. D_Jared Padalicki

    D_Jared Padalicki Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,104
    Likes Received:
    33
    Im' sorry for you, but she had her best time. She was very old!
    Hope you are allright man!
     
  3. D_Tamerton Taintpussie

    D_Tamerton Taintpussie Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shame, Honey.

    So very sad. There is nothing in the world like a beloved pet. My thoughts are with you. Sending you much love. That is a really long life, she must have really loved it (and obviously you) to hang around that long.

    Go well.

    Tiger
     
  4. ManlyBanisters

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2007
    Messages:
    12,807
    Likes Received:
    8
    I'm sorry you lost your cat - she was a member of your family and you must miss her terribly.

    Kudos on being a good and obviously responsible pet owner for 19 years, too.
     
  5. cockoloco

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,766
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    It's always sad to hear that. But it's really cool that you're happy and satisfied with the life she had! Somehow we never want our pets to leave us, but you've got to think that she's resting after such a long and happy life and she'll always be with you!
     
  6. D_Della Doubledees

    D_Della Doubledees New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm so sorry. I have a 3 yr old Chocolate-Point. He's my baby, and I hope he lives as long as Sophie did. She was lucky to have a family that cared about her so much.
     
  7. Mr. Snakey

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    24,702
    Likes Received:
    25
    Im so sorry to hear this:frown1:
     
  8. Pecker

    Pecker Retired Moderator
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    83,922
    Likes Received:
    34
    I'm so sorry, sxy. I've had a cat or two in my home for years and years and I feel your pain. They all seemed to manage to live to a ripe old age (16, 17, 18.)

    Best thing you can do now is to go out and adopt a brand new one. It helps, it really does.

    Please don't put you puddytat's ashes in the litter box.
     
  9. Deno

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    4,771
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    27
    Total fn bummer, hope your not to out of it, I know what I went thru with only having my last cat 5 years. I actually passed out walking to my car from the vets the day I had him put to sleep.
     
  10. D_Amyntas Lillydong

    D_Amyntas Lillydong Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    2
    I can't say anymore than what has been said. I'm sorry for your loss and I am glad to hear she had such a loving home.
     
  11. Jesse James

    Jesse James New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Firelands
    Some people can not understand how pets can become part of the family. My grandmother said as much to me once, about my last dog. I explained to her that my dog wasn't just part of the family, it was part of me.

    We get a love from our pets that is unquestioned, and they feel that in return.

    I know how much it hurts. I recently had a cat die who was 12 years old. And as with you, his death was a mercy for him, but that doesn't make the loss any less.

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  12. longlegs

    longlegs New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    florida
    I'm so sorry about your loss :( There is some peace to know that she was at home & was surrounded with much love, which blanketed her & gave her comfort when she needed it. Again, so sorry!!!
     
  13. bigdicksarebest

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,141
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ohio
    I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. With time the pain of your loss will fade and all the memories will be with you forever of all the great times you had with your furry family member. Again I'm so so sorry. My heart goes out to you.
     
  14. fgeorgio

    fgeorgio Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    159
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Athens,Greece
    It is sad when your pet dies....
     
  15. BigDickBob

    BigDickBob New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    So very sorry for your loss.
    My cat is 13 and I'm dreading that terrible enevitable day.
     
  16. got_lost

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,022
    Likes Received:
    3
    :hug:

    SOoooo very sorry my dear!
     
  17. Gl3nn

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,457
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Somewhere in the universe
    I'm sorry to hear that. I know how attached you can get to animals. But since she wasn't really at good health anymore these last years, this might be best.

    Again, it's really sad. Hope you get over it soon
     
  18. Penis Aficionado

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,135
    Likes Received:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    I am truly sorry. God bless Sophie and you for taking such good care of her.
     
  19. jason_els

    jason_els <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    10,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Warwick, NY, USA
    Sorry for your loss lvsxy808. She sounds like she was a great cat.
     
  20. Justwannasee

    Justwannasee New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Virginia
    Sorry for your loss!
     
Draft saved Draft deleted