(Closed) When the time comes

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi, I am really sorry about your cat. My 13 year old Jack Russell just died of lymphoma and it was absolutely DEVASTING. It’s been a month and I just woke up a few minutes ago crying because I had dreamed he was alive and warm in my arms.

As difficult as it is to contemplate, you will have a choice to make soon. It was really important for us not to wait too long. We took him in on the day he could not get up. Nobody wants to let go, but a pet can’t tell us if they are miserable or in pain, so I figured it was best not drag it out.

Not gonna lie, your heart will break and you will grieve. A lot. And don’t be afraid to let that happen. It’s normal and even though some people will say, “it’s just a pet”. It’s not. It’s your family.

Again, very sorry you are going through this. 😪🐱

Post # 3
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296 posts
Helper bee

I am very sorry. we have a cat who runs the houe. I would rather spend the evening with her than some people I know. Animals go to a special place in Heaven.

Post # 5
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5954 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Tisa85:  So so sorry about your kitty. It’s a really difficult decision to have to make. Yes, it’s totally normal to feel devastated. I personally have gotten some sort of tranquilzer from my vet the few times I’ve had to do it. Because my dogs are terrified of the vet, I didn’t want their last moment on earth to be fear. You are doing it all right when you said you have to do what’s right for your cat and not for you. It’s the most unselfish thing you can do. Gah, getting teary just thinking about it!

Post # 6
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2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

My last kitty cat died last week and I was heartbroken. She wasn’t ill – she just went to sleep and never woke up.

We’ve not had to take a cat to the vets to be put to sleep for many years. Of the 4 cats I’ve had in the last 20 years, 2 have died in their sleep at home and 2 have left home never to be seen again.

Love your cat as much as possible – I hope he goes in his sleep for you as I really believe it is the best way. Then you can bury him in the garden knowing he is at peace <3

Post # 7
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309 posts
Helper bee

We have lost 3 animals in the last 3 years and have had them cremated.  They are on the mantle in the living room along with their paw prints.  So many people don’t understand it, but it helped the kids get through it and honestly us too. It is such a devestating loss I’m sorry you are having to go through this.

Post # 8
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3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am sorry bee. I can tell you that I did not stay calm at all when I lost my dog a few months back. I was a huge wreck and couldn’t even trust myself to drive home. 

My parents lost their cat last month and did a home euthanasia. It didn’t cost much more, and it helped everyone to be a lot more comfortable. You may want to look into that. 

Post # 9
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m so sorry to hear! My Fiance and I have a 2 year old cat that we love so much, she is our baby. 

I highly suggest doing a home euthanasia, like lovelyruby: suggested. We did this with our family dog that we had to put down. 

Post # 10
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tisa85:  It’s going to be SO difficult when that day comes, but only you and your Darling Husband can make that decision. I will say this, pets will “keep fighting” because that’s what they do. It’s up to you to decide if he is suffering too much And when to let go.

Honestly, we should have taken our dog in about 4 days earlier than we did. But as you said, you just keep hoping for a miracle. And it must have been terrifying to hold him through that heart attack, but you were brave then.  You can be brave now.

And like PP, I had my dog cremated and ordered the nicest little urn for him and he will be with me always. I have two kids, but he was my special “baby”, just like your beloved kitty. It’s good to have your Darling Husband with you to help you get through this. 

 

 

 

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