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May. 17th, 2008 | 12:01 am
mood: crusheddevastated.

Yesterday was not the best of days.
I had five cats - the oldest a tabby, aged 18, my companion and friend for 14 hard years. Holly was my darling.
A couple of weeks ago, she developed a distorted lower jaw. It was bone cancer, and it was untreatable. I brought her home, with pain medication, and we had four final weeks together.
Yesterday, at 2pm, she was euthanized as I held her in my arms. Her fur was so soft. Her purr was silenced.
My heart broke.

R.I.P  Holly. I love you.

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merlewhitefire

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from: merlewhitefire
date: May. 16th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
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*HUGS*

*HUGS A LOT*

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*AND THEN HUGS SOME MORE FOR GOOD MEASURE*

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Gehayi

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from: gehayi
date: May. 16th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm so so so sorry. *HUGS*

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Jenna, Destroyer of Worlds

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from: jesatria
date: May. 16th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. *hugs* Pet deaths are awful to deal with. A couple of years ago, we had to put my cat to sleep because she had kidney failure and stopped eating.

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Always be yourself. Unless you suck.

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from: frankenspam
date: May. 16th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
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*HUGS* I had to do the same thing last year, to my kitty who was also 18. It's like losing a child, almost; a pet you really love is as dear to you as your family. I'm so sorry--it hurts like hell, and it will for a long time, but you have four other babies who love you very much. You can never, ever replace a kitty, but loving others can ease that loss a bit. I'm so sorry you had go to through that. *hugs some more*

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Idiot with a Keyboard

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from: falconwhitaker
date: May. 16th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Aw, hon. *hugs*

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wendwriter

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from: wendwriter
date: May. 16th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Hi Morrigan,

am so sorry to see that you have lost your pet. She was there for you when you were happy, when you were sad, when you were crying, when you were lonely and when you were being silly, dancing to the music on the radio singing into your hairbrush. And she never laughed at you, never shouted at you, never made you feel bad or that you weren't good enough. She encouraged you, comforted you, loved you. She was your friend.

I hope you find this comforting: you were her friend too. You loved her too. You held her when she was relaxed and purring; you fed her when she was hungry; you brushed her fur; you played with her, you stroked her; you got her meds when she was ill, and you comforted her when she was dying. What pet could ask for more?

Cats have a shorter lifespan than we are granted, but like fireworks rising and bursting into life, creating a kaleidoscope of colours for us to enjoy before the light goes out, cats live with intensity and passion. Holly gave you so much more than a pretty light show, but as the memory lives on even for such a fleeting thing, her memory will remain long after other things have been forgotten.

You may not have your pet now, but you will always have your memories of her.

Hugs OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,

Wendy

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Lo C

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from: lostlo
date: May. 20th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm so sorry! And I'm sorry that I didn't catch up on lj until now.

I don't really have any inspirational wisdom... the more I encounter death, the more it seems like it just sucks. When you lose someone you really love, time will heal, but the world will always seem a little empty - in my experience, anyway. Just remember all the good times you had, and remind yourself that you were very selfless and kind to your friend when it mattered.

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