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old kitty is gone...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Today Gizmo went to be with his best buddy Thom in that happy place where old kitties go...the happy mousing grounds. It was a sad morning but we had to do what was best for him.
He has been so frail and hardly eating..his last good meal was 3 tablespoons of ice cream..which he really enjoyed, on Friday. Since them it was mostly water. He remained bright and coherent and still using his box .
Yesterday I came home from work and he could not use the lower half of his right hind leg and was walking on the top of his paw..the paw was ice cold. The vet figures he had a blood clot somewhere near his hip which apparently moved because in two hours the leg was ok again. I was getting scared to leave him alone while I was at work and really did not want him to suffer so we made the final decision.
I dreaded taking him in the car because he hated it and always screamed bloody blue murder but this morning he cuddled in Greg's arms and was very quiet. His passing was almost immediate when she injected him.
Greg buried him in my flower bed where he used to lay in the sun and I planted a lily beside him.
He was a good old cat and will be missed.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KKKAREN 6/23/2013 6:10AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my old friend this year too, I know how hard it is.

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BRENDAGAIL9 6/22/2013 11:41AM

    I am very sad to hear you lost your beloved kitty. emoticon

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BACKYARDER1 6/22/2013 7:25AM

    Thanks everyone, it's amazing how we form habits over the years..I keep looking for him when I get home from work and when I get up in the morning I wait for the load meow...19 years is a long life with a kitty. He was a great boy!

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KIPPER15 6/22/2013 1:29AM

    It is hard to lose are beloved pets. emoticon

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MONAMAC1 6/20/2013 3:58PM

    So sorry for you loss, Backyarder. Can understand how hard it is.

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INCREDIBLYME 6/19/2013 3:40AM

    bye Gizmo

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SPARKLISE 6/18/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 6/18/2013 9:05PM

    It is so hard to lose a pet, they are like family

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50SGRANNY 6/18/2013 8:44PM

    I'm so sorry about your loss, but happy that you did not allow Kitty to suffer.

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KRITTEN1 6/18/2013 7:45PM

    Thank you for sharing. I am sorry for your loss.I know he will be missed.

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