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#1 of 22 Old 06-11-2010, 03:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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It's amost 3am and, my 15 year old cat, part feral, is dying in my arms. I woke to find she had messed the bed. I cleaned up her and the sheets (she barely moved) and wrapped her in towels. She doesn't seem to be in pain, just breathingly shallowly and staring into space. I plan to spend the night holding her and talking gently to her until she passes.
Kind words of pet widom and any faith apppreciated as I help her pass. It has been/will be a long night.


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#2 of 22 Old 06-11-2010, 03:53 AM
 
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Have you ever read Rainbow Bridge? I'm very sorry you are going through this. Poor kitty.
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I am so sorry. I went through a similar experience with my beloved kitty a while back. Just hold her, love her, thank her and let her know it is OK for her to leave you now. After my beloved passed, I had him cremated and his ashes rest by my bed now because he ALWAYS slept curled up against me.

It's been over a year for me, and I've moved several times (part of the reason he was cremated opposed to buried) and I still occasionally find a kitty hair just popping up out of nowhere. And I know it is him because he was my only pet then and I don't have one now. So I know he is still around me. I talk to his picture sometimes. And I still get teary-eyed when I think of him a lot.

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I'm so glad you are having this time to say a loving goodbye, I'm sure your cat is feeling loved and safe as she passes on...

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Rise up slowly, angel. It's hard to let you go. I'm crying for you and with you. Literally. My heart aches for yous and yours.
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I've had many cats over the years. Each one is a special little being. It's so hard when they go. I'm sure that your kitty knows that you love her and senses your comforting presence as she moves on.

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May your kitty rest in peace.

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I'm glad that you and your cat are together. May she go peacefully.
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I'm so sorry
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I'm so glad you are with her

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I'm so sorry.

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My heart breaks for you. She is fortunate to be loved and comforted.

I fear I will be in your position in the not to distant future.

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Sending you and your sweet kitty so much love.

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Your kitty is lucky to have you there with her
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Be thankful of the opportunity to say goodbye.

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I am so sorry. Your kitty is lucky to have you there to cuddle and comfort her at this time. I'm sure she feels very loved.

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So sorry. The loss of a pet is really really hard.

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I am so sorry, she is very lucky to have a mama like you!

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