I lost my beloved cat, Jessie "the Baby" in March. We'd been
together 15 years, his whole life, I rescued him. Fiften years, 7 years of
diabetes that we were never able to regulate, twice daily insulin shots, blood
glucose testing, special diets, multipe trips to the vet, and thousands of
dollars, and trips not taken because nobody could care for him in my absence I
nursed and loved my boy. It was hard letting go, it was hard making that last
trip to the vet. I wish we could have afforded cremation, I had to bury him in
the back yard and now I don't ever want to move from him. He was the child
I was never blessed with and I gave him all the love I had in the world. I miss
him so bad I still cry every day, 4 months later.
Good article. My daughters Boxer got cancer a few years ago. We did some
treatment to prolong what we knew would happen. The Vet told us it would
eventually come to the end. This dog was in very good shape and so her heart
would always be strong. So a natural death was not possible. As head of the
houshold it was my job to take her to the Vet to be put to sleep. She was just
as sweet as every day of her life through the end. I have had many family
members, siblings and parents pass away. I shed a few tears by not like I did at
my Boxers grave. A neighbor owns a ranch and has a private burial plot for
animals. That is where she is buried. Animals have a place in our lives. And
like family I firmly believe we will see them again. That is the beauty of it
all. I now have another Boxer. Different in some ways than the first she is
still very special. It is hard to replace the first one. She has done a great
job in filling her shoes. Thanks again for the wonderful article.
Thanks. great article. My best friend for the last 15 years is showing signs of
slowing down. We both take the stairs a lot slower and with similar limps and
hitches. I fear I will grieve harder for her than any one I have ever know.
What is the truth?Sorry to hear about your cat. I was never a cat
lover, and wasn't excited to get one when my wife brought a little kitten
home. But I tell you what, cats are every bit as fun as dogs are, if not more in
my opinion. They are different, but they have a loyalty to them. They are hard
to replace because they really do have personalities of their own. The only bad
thing about humans living so long is that if you like pets you will see several
of them die during a lifetime. It is not fun.
Thank you, we just lost our beloved cat to cancer on Friday. It hurts more than
I can say... we lost a family member, a personality that could never quite be
A beautiful article. Thank you.