Today i got home to find that our 21 year old orange tabby cat is lying on the floor not moving, but still breathing. Im talking about my cat Tigger. he is the oldest of our cats, Xena (4), Apollo (5), Trinity (8 months), Shadow (19). Poor tigger is passing before my eyes and its very hard for me. You just never know how much love you have for a pet until you see them dieing before your eyes. He will be missed. He was a strong kitty just yesterday he was walking up and down the stairs. But tonight he is a cat struggling for every last moment of life. Give him your wishes.... Roxy
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me I took His lead when I heard Him call I turned back and then left it all.
I could not stay another day To purr, to love, to work, or play Events uncompleted must stay that way I'm found at peace at the close of the day. If my parting left a void Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared, a purr, a kiss Oh yes, these things I, too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow My life's been full, I savoured much Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don't lengthen it now with undue grief Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, he set me free.
Roxy ...I feel for you girl..I have had old pets who were established as family members pass and it was agony...I had a dog sufficate in front of my brother and I and all i could think of was how to end this dogs agony quicker..I was like 10 maybe and no adults were home and no neighbors to assist...and even though of bludging him to end his suffering but i could not..All i could do was cry...and the image of that passing will stay with you the entire days in your memory..believe me...His struggle and panic...i shutter even now..so if your kitty went peacfully I would thank God he did...death isnt an easy thng to endure...but it is the circle of life...I say if you feel like crying do so..no one can tell you how to grieve...and the process is different for different people and different sittuations..Ironically i did a 20 something research paper on death and grief....got an A too...lol...So...I hope that your family is helping you with this...Please come here if you need support ...thanks for inviting us into a private part of your life...
I know exactly how you feel, I came home from work one night in November and my cat was lying on the ground whinning. I held her for her last two hours of life and she passed in my arms wrapped in her favorite blanket. My 6 yr old daughter said" Don't worry Mama, God will take care of her, it's ok" I'm sorry to hear about Tigger, I'll keep you in my prayers
***Edited By: syrn11 on 5/27/2005 1:00:57 PM*** Reason: spelling
Been awhile since Iv been in here.....but Im so sorry about your kitty....I just lost my cat of 23 years ...we had her put to sleep....she was being eaten up by cancer on her nose then moving to her lips....was so sad because she still eat and cleaned herself but no hope for her...I know how you feel because was monday I no longer see her setting in her fav chair.....
I agree, there are no words to take away the pain of someone who has just lost a pet. People grieve in different ways, but if you feel like crying, you need to cry. When I lost my Westie last month, I dealt with it well, then just broke down & sobbed the next day. I'll pray that you find comfort & peace.