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Friday, June 20, 2008

Well, my kitty lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday evening. I have been taking care of him just hoping that he would perk up and have a bit of time but when I got home and saw him struggling to breathe, I just couldn't prolong his suffering. I took him to the vet and she helped him along to a better place. Even though I have had several weeks to spend time with him, it is still incredibly difficult. We buried him in our back yard in a really pretty spot so I can see him every day.

I'm trying really hard to NOT turn to food because that is certainly what I have done in the past. Food is my favorite comfort, that and sleep. I've done plenty of sleeping so I'm trying hard to stay out of bed AND out of the fridge! It doesn't help right now that my leg is injured and I'm not allowed to do my exercising. I'm keeping my chin up and I won't let this de-rail me!
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  • LAGUGAEL
    I am SO sorry about your kitty. I remember how hard it was losing my dog... you definitely can allow yourself to grieve, and try to surround yourself with people who will help you through this, as well as help you stay on track. It's hard losing a family member! I'm thinking of you and hope your spirits are up soon. {{{{HUGS}}}}
    4656 days ago
  • JAVAJO47
    I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty! I know all too well how our furry friends become part of the family. Last weekend I had to give up my kitten because my allergies were so bad I had severe asthma attacks (almost ended up in emergency a few times.) While I know it's better for me health wise, I cry a lot thinking of my little Chloe and how much fun she was. I know time heals wounds and in my case my kitty is still alive...there's always some comfort in that. I wish you all the best as you adjust to the loss of your kitten. Hang in there!
    4672 days ago
  • MIKEEO
    (((HUGS))) Sweet Patty, he is looking down and smiling. He'll be with you always.
    4675 days ago
  • FEELING_IT
    I'm so sorry about your kitty. :-( It's so terrible to lose one of your fur family. But good for you for not letting it get you off track!
    4676 days ago
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    I am SO sorry for your loss Patty! Stay strong hon, you will be in my prayers! *hugs* ~Jenn
    4677 days ago
  • BAMAGIRL58
    I am so sorry for your loss--I understand completely. It is great that you are mindful of your eating and trying to find other ways to take care of yourself. That is really hard to do and you should be proud of yourself and your efforts. I hope that you start feeling better and that your injury heals soon. Your good attitude will help you thru this.
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    Nancy
    4678 days ago
  • HOTCHAMAMA
    That's hard. I'm sorry.

    Have you looked into getting a seated workout video? They do some, usually for older people, but that might get you entertained and moving some.
    4678 days ago
  • JENLYA
    I'm sorry about your little kitty and very proud of you for being conscious about your eating habits during a time like this. I know you will continue to be strong and keep a positive attitude with everything you have going on. Keep the faith!

    ((big hugs)))
    Jen
    4678 days ago
  • TNTSMOMIE
    Big hugs, hon. I'm so, so sorry. You should get a really pretty headstone for him.
    I have a test tonight in class, so I'll be home early. I'll sign on when I get home. Hope to see you then!
    Love you!
    4678 days ago
  • AGED-CRYSTAL
    I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. I am a lover of animals and comisserate with you on your loss. Hang in there and be strong in your resolve not to turn to food.
    4678 days ago
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