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John Wills

9 Months Ago

Saying Goodbye

I have a sick little kitty, not sick, just old, she's 18! Tonight we have to do the deed and I am dreading it... I'd post a picture of her but she is not looking her best and will just say she is a beautiful grey cat with electric green eyes that almost look like there is magic stirring about. She always liked to nudge my hand with her head for a pet around the ears and neck, it made her so happy!

I've only known her for a few months but we are best of friends, it's sad our time was so short because I was just getting to know her and I think she is a great kitty cat... 8:00 tonight we say goodby to our little Miss Tweedle. :( I asked her to come back to me as a kitten so we can start all over and do it right.

Please send Ms. Tweedle, aka Little C., some love as she crosses over the rainbow bridge tonight. Thank you.

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Mary Bedy

9 Months Ago

Ah, John, I hate that. Been there, done that. But sometimes we have to bite the bullet for our little furry friends so they are not suffering any more. I'm so sorry to hear this.

 

John Wills

9 Months Ago

Thank you Mary.... she'll be better off, but it's still a tough ordeal as you well know.

the title was supposed to say "oh man this won't be easy", guess there is a character limit.

 

Janine Riley

9 Months Ago

It breaks your heart a little more every single time.

But look what you provided her with in her last few months - know that you have loved her well , & provided her with the best that she could want.

Adopting a new little kitty ( when you are ready - or one will find you ) will honor her memory.

 

Christine Till

9 Months Ago


I'm so sorry John. I'll definitely think of Ms. Tweedle, aka Little C tonight.

As to the Title of the thread:
When you use an apostrophe in the title as in "this won't be easy" it's accepted at first, but when you go back and edit your post everything after the apostrophe will be automatically cut off, so you either have to add .......'t be easy ... again or, even better say "this will not be easy" instead.

 

Amanda Stadther

9 Months Ago

Much love to you and your kitty.

 

Patricia Strand

9 Months Ago

So sorry. She was fortunate to have you to care for her in her last days.

 

John Wills

9 Months Ago

thanks everyone, I feel like the fortunate one though! Her body is old and no longer serves such a wonderful cat spirit, it's her time to be free of her earthly body and cross over to the other side.

Christine thanks for that, the way it looks now is I'm upset about a contest or something, which of course is misleading and unfortunate giving the actual nature of the thread.

 

Dale Ford

9 Months Ago

My sympathy, John. How did you find her so late in life? I have two ladies, Casey and Ebont, who turn 18 on St. Patrick's Day. This is the oldest any of my furry friends have lived to be. I just lost my beloved Max last month and know how hard it is.

 

Christine Till

9 Months Ago


You still can go back and change the title, John.

 

John Wills

9 Months Ago

Thank you Dale, I hope all is well with your little guys!

Well, the cat is my girlfriend's and I moved in last November, that's why I haven't known her long.. She said Ms.Tweedle never liked humans and preferred being alone and was astonished I was able to pick her up and pet her. :) I have a big heart for animals, I think they can pick up on these things and judge us as friend or foe relatively quickly.


Christine, thank you I am still learning the ropes around here. ;)

 

Joy Bradley

9 Months Ago



I feel for you....had my cat for 16 years... he died last year while I was away for my Mom's funeral....my husband placed him in the woods..I went to the woods to find him to have a good good-bye....my son moved in with two kitties and they have really brought a lot of joy into the home......they will probably be leaving soon..I will miss them too! Hang in there.....or get a new kitty they are fun. Hugs!

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

9 Months Ago

My heart breaks for you....prayers

 

Pamela Cooper

9 Months Ago

Feeling it with you and sending love to her...

 

Jim Hughes

9 Months Ago

When you've known one all it's life and have to face this, it will break you like a twig. But it's part of what we owe them as pets - a decent ending, free of pain. Don't worry, you're doing the right thing.

 

Kerri Mortenson

9 Months Ago

She loved your gentle, healing energy. Love to her on her journey across the Rainbow Bridge.

 

Weston Westmoreland

9 Months Ago

I always think of these moments and the sadness to come as the price we pay for the fortune of sharing their company. The longer you have shared, the worse to pay, but I still pay gladly and I hope I keep my courage to go on paying. I must admit, however, that this things only get harder. I know people who renounced pets because they were unable to face that they would end up having to relive such situations. I hope it doesn't happen to me and I also hope I always do the right thing.

Courage, John. Help your girlfriend.

 

Richard Rizzo

9 Months Ago

it's never easy no matter how many times you go through it but knowing they had a long life helps a bit.
sending positive thoughts.

 

John Wills

9 Months Ago

Thank you all for the kind words. Your stories and words of wisdom are very touching and are appreciated by both my gf and I. They will give us the strength we need to do what we must tonight.

 

Kent Whitaker

9 Months Ago

I know what you're feeling.I've said this prayer several times when my beloved companions had to leave.

St Francis, please hold this loving little spirit in your hands.Keep it safe,warm and happy until I can hold it again.

 

Marty Saccone

9 Months Ago



All pets are family,...it's not easy when that day comes.

Warm thoughts are with you.

 

Jim Hughes

9 Months Ago

Well, what do you know. Here is something on which we all agree.

 

Ann Powell

9 Months Ago

Sorry to hear this, I know how hard it is. It has been a month since I had to make that decision about my 20 year old cat and I still miss him so much. My sympathy is with you.

 

Melissa Bittinger

9 Months Ago

hard task to do even when you know it's the right thing, I'll be thinking about the three of you tonight...keep an open eye out for her in the future ( this could be a longer time than you would like :o) ) and an open mind for one who may not be her yet ( could be one of your pets from another life you forgot!)

 

Natalie Holland

9 Months Ago

John, I've been there.....saying goodbye is very hard. Warm thoughts are with you.....hugs.

 

John Wills

9 Months Ago

Well, it's over. :( I had her wrapped in a blanket and she was able to see her last sunset on the car ride over. She appeared to gain some energy while looking at the sky and it made us so happy she came around just a little. We both pet her head until the last second and we were the very last thing she saw on the Earth. Thank you all for your support and remember to show your animals that you love them while they are here. They may make you upset on occasion, but they are ALWAYS innocent.

 

Mary Bedy

9 Months Ago

Ah, it's going to take a few days now, of course. You will still be looking for her around the house, but you did the right thing.

When my Gordon setter had to go, I was visiting my son out of town, and my husband had to take him in. The vet asked him if he wanted to leave the room and he said "No, I owe him enough to stay here". Even the people in the office were crying because we used to board him there and they knew him well.

It will get easier, of course, but it's still sad.

 

Peggy Collins

9 Months Ago

I'm so sorry to hear this, John. I've been there too and it's a terrible decision to make but you know it's the right one. My thoughts are with you.

 

Duane McCullough

9 Months Ago

Sorry to hear about your kitty John, these pets add so much to our lives -- it is a loss when they leave us. But as you said, perhaps her spirit will come back as a new kitty one day.

 

J L Meadows

7 Months Ago

It is so hard to lose a pet. I'm so sorry. :(

 

Shana Rowe

7 Months Ago

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!! It's never an easy task to let go of a beloved pet.

 

Vivian ANDERSON

7 Months Ago

Sending love and condolences...from sad,same experience...

 

Dan Richards

7 Months Ago

It is so sad. I know how I felt when I had to put mine down. But sometimes it is the best thing to do for them.
Condolences to you and your family.

 

Zeana Romanovna

7 Months Ago

I'm so sorry, John. It's such a painful ordeal to go through for we animal lovers, but we do it for animals we really love with all our hearts. I can feel the love you had for your kitty, and my warmest thoughts will be with you and her.

I'm just so so sorry. :(

 

OTIL ROTCOD

7 Months Ago

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

The Beatitudes Matthew 5:3-11

 

John Wills

7 Months Ago

THANKS EVERYONE. It' been a few months now and everyone is doing fine. I'm glad for all the kind and warm responses, but I am going to close this thread as I just want to let the wound heal and move on. ;) Make sure to hug your animals as often as possible!

 

Jai Johnson

7 Months Ago

So sorry to hear about Miss Tweedle, John. My heart goes out to you...I know how difficult it is. :(

 

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