I had to put my cat down :(

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    🙁  I’m so sorry about your kitten.  

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    :'( So sorry to hear 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I am so so sorry. I dread the day I have to deal with one of my cats passing away. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper

    Bridey77:  I’m so, so sorry. We recently had to put my cat down. Very similar situation — he was a banged up stray who found his way to our door. After hearing his little meows and feeding him for a couple days, we decided to keep him. He was emaciated and had various other diseases that we had to get him pills/drops/etc. for. He was just the most loving thing on the face of the planet. We would joke about how if he knew better about how he was treated as a kitten, he wouldn’t be so loving and trusting, but he sure was. Like your cat, he was a “cat-dog”, just talking away, following us around everywhere, wanting attention and affection, etc.

    He started having issues with his bowels and after trying a few things that the vet suggested, our next option was surgery, but the vet couldn’t guarantee that it would work and our cat was in such pain that he would just lay in the same spot all day long and not even lift his head. We made the decision to put him down and it was the toughest thing. I felt like I had grown up with him.

    I have another cat who is now 16+ years old, and I can’t imagine losing her. I told my FI just yesterday that when she goes, I will need bereavement days. So I totally don’t judge you. Pets become such a part of our lives, feeling so close to them is totally natural.

    Anyway, just want to say that I’m so sorry. I hope our lil guys are playing together in the big cat heaven up there 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    So sorry.  The by far hardest part of having animals.  

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I’m so sorry 🙁  That is the absolute worst, even when it’s for the best as it sounds like it was in your little guy’s case.  Internet hugs!!!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m so sorry. I have two cats myself and can’t imagine what it will be like to lose them. You did exactly what I would have done.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m so sorry!  He sounded like a very sweet kitty and it sucks that he’s gone. Just remember that you gave him an awesome 4 years.

     

    Also, who the hell would give you crap about missing work for taking a sick pet to the vet?  You have a responsibility to take care of your kitty and that includes taking him to the vet when he is sick.  So unless your job requires you to push a Do-Not-Blow-Up-The-Earth button every 10 minutes and you were the only who had the key to the room, then I don’t know how that’s slacking on your responsibilities.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

     

    Bridey77:  Sorry to hear of your loss 🙁 I had to put down my beloved Kitty a few years ago and he was only 3. He developed diabetes and was losing all his teeth and the quality of life for him was going to be very little. I swear I cried for days after. I vowed I would get another black cat in his honour and I did get 2 of them this year! I also feel the same way about people that hurt anoimals..they are disgusting people and it makes my blood boil to think about!

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee

    Oh honey, I am sooo sorry! That is so hard to go through. I did have to put my beloved cat of 8 years down because, similar to your situation, he had developped a cancer where there were very limited and ultimately not super useful courses of treatment. You just have to remember that you made the most humane decision, and he gently drifted to sleep before he went to heaven. You took in a an abandoned cat and cared for him and that makes you a wonderful individual. 

    Virtual hugs xo

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I had to stop reading and couldn’t read any PP’s comments regarding having to put their pets down as I am now crying at work. I am very sorry for your loss, one of the hardest days of my life was the day leading up to putting my dog down. My dad called me at work at noon to tell me we would be going after work (please people unless you know the person can leave work never make this call). Please know that you did the right thing, you were a great cat mom and it will eventually not hurt so much

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