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In Memory of Sweet CB

Lori Greer

Cahaba Cats
Thanks, guys. I have never put to sleep someone I've had for years and years and years... It is a very different feeling of loss compared to the sudden loss of a youngster. It's like part of the family is missing. Well, I guess a part of our household is.
<tears> Hugs Trish
 

Laura W

Savannah Super Cat
My heart goes out to you. We had to a let go of 2 of our "fur kids" a year apart. Both were rescues, as are all of our kids. We had both for a long time and the only thing that got me through was that I knew I did everything we could, but, we also knew when it was time. Money was never an issue and the vets were surprised when there was a treatment and my response was always "we brought them into our home and I wouldn't give them any less than I gave my skin children." It's amazing how much they become a part of our lives and how much we can love them.
 
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shelby

Guest
So I guess I will be the one to break this forum in...

CB was just a sweet moggy- mixed DSH- that tolerated the Savannahs and loved my Hubby more then she ever loved me. She was a base mouser- killed all of the mice in the commissary and was to be sent to the shelter after she cleaned out the store. My Mom asked if I wanted her- and I said yes. She came to me at 3-4 years old and has been my girl ever since.

Last month, I noticed a mass in her mouth and we biopsied it- the biopsy came back that it wasn't cancer, but might be a precursor to cancer. We did more treatments and the mass became more aggressive. Tonight, it had moved from her entire inner cheek to her tongue.

So I let my sweet girl go... I will miss you, my old crabby lady...

If it should be that I grow weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep.
Then you must do what must be done,
for this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so.
The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend
and please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see,
the kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve it must be you
who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years.
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
I am saddened to hear this news Trish. Bless your heart. Shelby
 

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Paige
Staff member
My heart goes out to you. We had to a let go of 2 of our "fur kids" a year apart. Both were rescues, as are all of our kids. We had both for a long time and the only thing that got me through was that I knew I did everything we could, but, we also knew when it was time. Money was never an issue and the vets were surprised when there was a treatment and my response was always "we brought them into our home and I wouldn't give them any less than I gave my skin children." It's amazing how much they become a part of our lives and how much we can love them.

Laura, this is so true...I don't have any children, but all of my cats are treated as my children. They are members of my family and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for them.

When I had to put rocky to sleep (Maine Coon) after 15 years, I was completely devastated! My friends were all worried about me because I was so depressed. rocky was so loved by everyone he came in contact with and I used to carry him around and hold him and he would hug and kiss me - all of that was gone. And then I started looking at kitten pictures, which made me smile (finally) and I came upon the savannah breed. I wanted a cat with rocky's personality, but one that did not look like rocky. I then met Taj and all his brothers and sisters and my world became much brighter. And every day, i thank God for bringing Taj to me and now Zuri!!!

Here is rocky...

rocky-memorial.jpg
 

Arline

Savannah Super Cat
Awww Paige, I'm so sorry! He was a beautiful boy! Obviously he was loved very much.

I am glad your heart has been made happy again by your current fur babes.
 

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Paige
Staff member
Awww Paige, I'm so sorry! He was a beautiful boy! Obviously he was loved very much.

I am glad your heart has been made happy again by your current fur babes.

Thank you, Arline!!! Rocky was very special and there will never be another like him. But, Taj and Zuri and Cisco make me laugh every single day ;)
 
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Coolcat

Guest
So I guess I will be the one to break this forum in...

CB was just a sweet moggy- mixed DSH- that tolerated the Savannahs and loved my Hubby more then she ever loved me. She was a base mouser- killed all of the mice in the commissary and was to be sent to the shelter after she cleaned out the store. My Mom asked if I wanted her- and I said yes. She came to me at 3-4 years old and has been my girl ever since.

Last month, I noticed a mass in her mouth and we biopsied it- the biopsy came back that it wasn't cancer, but might be a precursor to cancer. We did more treatments and the mass became more aggressive. Tonight, it had moved from her entire inner cheek to her tongue.

So I let my sweet girl go... I will miss you, my old crabby lady...

If it should be that I grow weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep.
Then you must do what must be done,
for this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so.
The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend
and please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see,
the kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve it must be you
who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years.
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
Mrs. CC here...I realize that it has been a year since you lost your beloved kitty, but still, I'm so sorry. That poem is absolutely beautiful. I wish we would have had it when we lost our faithful Toonces, almost 3 years ago. She was 21 years and 4 months old. She was a gorgeous tortois shell that CC got for free at a garage sale. She had renal failure, and CC, being her loyal servant, gave her sub Q for the last few months of her life. She died at home, an hour before our scheduled appt. to put her to sleep. It was a blessing, because it broke CC's heart to have to put her down.
 
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