OT: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{

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    Had to send Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) to the Rainbow Bridge this
morning.  Had to do this alone -- the first time I have ever had to be
alone so I was not happy about that.  She was close to 21 years old and
her kidneys were shutting down.  She hadn't eaten anything in days -- I
had even made her chicken and then beef and fish but she wouldn't try
any of it.  She was drinking just a wee bit of water and not going potty
at all -- her purr was just not right and she was starting to get a bit
wobbly when she walked.  The Baby Dr. said she was jaundiced -- yellow
eyes and gums, had a bit of fluid in her lungs and her heart didn't
sound as strong as it had been.
    I'm leaving on holiday the end of the week (the family cruise to
Alaska) and will be gone for near on two weeks.  Cassie has never been
happy when I am gone so I knew it would be extremely hard on her.  The
Vet said he could give her fluids and some meds if I wanted to keep her
around but I declined.  First off, the cat is at least twenty years old
and has had a really good life.  Secondly, I didn't want to have to put
the Pet Lady in the position of trying to give Cassie meds -OR- make the
decision that she needed to go to the Rainbow Bridge while I was gone.
    I discussed all of this with the Vet and he agreed.  Said I was
making the right decision at the *right* time.  I had hoped she would
not go downhill so fast because DH will be with me when I return to the
cabin and he would get to say goodbye to her and be with me.  Thank
heavens I have Auggi (Smoosh Face Slime Dog) for company!!!  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary /\___/\

Re: OT: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{
On 22/05/12 19:07, Tia Mary wrote:
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{{{{Tia Mary & DH}}}} you have given your friend the kindest gift you
could at this point, rather than loneliness for her at the end.  In your
heart of hearts you know you have made the best decision you could for
Cassie.

More }}}

Lizzy

Re: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{
So very sorry for the loss of your dear friend.
Barbara in SC



Re: OT: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{
I'm so sorry.  I know how much it hurts----been there 3 times in the
past 4 or 5 years.  She was definitely nearing the end, so it was a kind
thing to do for her.
Gen

On 5/22/2012 2:07 PM, Tia Mary wrote:
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Re: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{
Cassie will always be with you in your heart. Her pawprints are embedded
there for ever.

I too had to send two of my babies to Rainbow Bridge on my own and I don't
want to ever do it again.

Hugs and comforting thoughts are with you.

Di
Vic Aust.
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Mary, I'm so sorry! I know it's never an easy decision, but I continue
to maintain that we're kinder to our furry family members than to our
human ones, in that we end their suffering. You did the right thing.

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
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Re: OT: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{
I'm so sorry Mary.  I bet your cats are lucky indeed to have you as a
mama.  RIP sweet Cassie.
Hugs to you, Taria


    Had to send Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) to the Rainbow Bridge this
morning.  Had to do this alone -- the first time I have ever had to be
alone so I was not happy about that.  She was close to 21 years old and
her kidneys were shutting down.  She hadn't eaten anything in days -- I
had even made her chicken and then beef and fish but she wouldn't try
any of it.  She was drinking just a wee bit of water and not going potty
at all -- her purr was just not right and she was starting to get a bit
wobbly when she walked.  The Baby Dr. said she was jaundiced -- yellow
eyes and gums, had a bit of fluid in her lungs and her heart didn't
sound as strong as it had been.
    I'm leaving on holiday the end of the week (the family cruise to
Alaska) and will be gone for near on two weeks.  Cassie has never been
happy when I am gone so I knew it would be extremely hard on her.  The
Vet said he could give her fluids and some meds if I wanted to keep her
around but I declined.  First off, the cat is at least twenty years old
and has had a really good life.  Secondly, I didn't want to have to put
the Pet Lady in the position of trying to give Cassie meds -OR- make the
decision that she needed to go to the Rainbow Bridge while I was gone.
    I discussed all of this with the Vet and he agreed.  Said I was
making the right decision at the *right* time.  I had hoped she would
not go downhill so fast because DH will be with me when I return to the
cabin and he would get to say goodbye to her and be with me.  Thank
heavens I have Auggi (Smoosh Face Slime Dog) for company!!!  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary /\___/\


Re: OT: RIP Cassie (Old Lady Beige Cat) :-*{
I'm very sorry about your kitty but you did the right thing, for sure. It's
a hard decision even if you know it's the right one and doing it alone is
really tough. My heart goes out to you.
My Raggy is between 18 and 19 years old. Has been diabetic for at least 6
years and until recently was doing very well. DH and I went on a cruise for
about 14 days and while we were gone the cat sitter had to take Raggy in to
the vet. She has severely degenerating vertebrae and has trouble walking.
She's now on kitty glucosemine and a pain reliever. She's not ready to go to
the Rainbow Bridge and I'm certainly not ready to let her go but I know she
can't go on like this for too many more years.

 

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