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Put my old cat to rest

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The 3 days leading up to yesterday, Hannah just kept getting worse. She was losing control of going to the bathroom. Just went wherever she was. Her meds she was on were making her feel like she was starving al the time. Everyone kept telling me it was time to put her down when she lost her want to eat. But her meds she had to be on were controling that. Started giving her more canned food to spoil her and she would eat it and then up on her little dog food container and cry for more like she haden't eat anything. UGHHHH I have never had to put an animal to sleep before. When I worked in an animal hospital for 6 yrs I hated euthanasias and they were so hard to deal with. But if your the owner, I feel like it's very therapeutic to be there for them and watch them take their last breath. I got her when I was 11 yrs old. She was my first real pet. Took her to college with me. She met her first dog at 9 yrs old. She put up with a lot of new pets that came into her life. She was there when I got married. She also saw me buy my first house. I know some ppl don't get close to animals. But she was a family member. I met her when she was 10 days old. I used to go to this cow barn and we went one day and her and her 5 sisters climbed out from behind a board. I went back every weekend until she was old enough and conned my dad into letting me take her. My mom wont have it. Then we went back and took 2 more of her sisters and found them homes too. Found out later some kind of feline disease took over the barn all the other cats were put to sleep. Her one sister Lacey, lived with this old lady my parents knew. The old lady passed when Lacey was around 15. We donno where she went. So Hannah may have been the last one. So hard. I believe in burying animals and giving them back to the earth. We got a juniper bush on our way back from the vet. Planted it as a marker so she can live on.

Spark contacted me again and want me to get professional after photos done for their website for the book. I gotta find a photographer to help me out. I asked my friend but this time of yr is like horrendous for Christmas cards. I wish I knew about this like 2 months ago, would have been awesome motivation to lose weight. Now I just feel guilty about eating too much any day before i do this photo shoot lol doesn't make sense, I know.

My photos for the past few days.

Day 76: Josie and Patsy

Day 77: Time of hard choices

Day 78: Hannah is leaving us.
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    I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to say goodbye because they really are family. You gave her your last act of love by letting her suffering end. She'll always be with you, right in your heart. Bless you!
    1750 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort in knowing she had a loving life with you. emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful memories of Hannah. I hope you will treasure that juniper! I'm very sorry for your loss.
    1751 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your loss. In the last couple of yrs we've lost two of our family (our cats Stinky and Alex). We were there at home with them when they crossed the Rainbow Bridge. They rest next to each outer under a rose bush. emoticon
    1751 days ago
    Awe this made me tear up. I am very close to my dog, Zaida, and she is getting old and hurts to think about losing her. I can't imagine how hard that was for you, but you know it was the right thing to do. I'm thinking about you. Hugs
    1752 days ago
    Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry, I know just how you feel and it's a hard decision but the right one.

    Sending you lots of hugs!!!
    1752 days ago
    Sorry for your loss...Thanks for sharing the pics
    1752 days ago
    I feel so blessed that you shared the story of Hannah with us. I knew she had been with you for many years and that you loved her. I l know you won't ever forget her nor she you. Now I will remember Hannah as well. Wheeler is the only pet I have ever had to put to sleep so I know it is really hard. It's the hardest thing that you will ever have to do for your beloved pet and the one that shows the purest kind of love and self sacrifice. My heart goes out to you. Love you, Julie! emoticon
    1752 days ago
    It's hard to lose a furry family member. But she's still in your heart and in your garden under the juniper bush.
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    1752 days ago
  • JEREMY723
    emoticon So sorry.

    On a different topic...

    To bad you can't photograph yourself for the book, you're so good at photography!
    1752 days ago
    Sorry for your loss
    1753 days ago
    I'm truly sorry for your loss! I lost my first pet (Cat) age the age of 5 years to cancer 3 months after losing my Mother to the same disease. It's truly a difficult decision to make with a family member.
    1753 days ago
    I am so sorry for you! These are very hard decisions to make when it is your animal. emoticon
    1753 days ago
  • MOLLZ007
    So sorry for your loss I agree that animals are just like family. Its one of the hardest things I ever had to do. emoticon
    1753 days ago
    My condolences on the loss of your cat...Congratulations on being recognized by Sparkpeople. You deserve it!
    1753 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My kitty had cancer and I had to put her down last summer. It is a hard decision to make, but it is the right thing to do.
    1753 days ago
    So sorry about your animal!!!
    1753 days ago
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