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by Julie67
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Time for a new start...

booktigger wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:55 pm
There is another option, if you would feel more comfortable with one cat, look for one 4-6 months old.
That is an option I hadn't really thought of. I'll add it to my list of possibilities. Thank you.
by Julie67
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Time for a new start...

My goodness, you're all so lovely, and so very wise. I actually ordered a new cat tree the other day in preparation, then cancelled it today. I really don't know what to do. The thought of a single kitten is comforting, but for some reason, the thought of two is quite intimidating, maybe because I g...
by Julie67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Time for a new start...

Well, deciding to have more cats in my life has brought unexpected sadness. I've coped well with the loss of my girl, I think I did most of my grieving before she died, but today I've cried a lot. I'm crying now. I guess it's the thought that I'm finally moving on, without her, like she's watching m...
by Julie67
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Time for a new start...

Thank you for your wise words. Two it is.

Oh boy, here I go again...
by Julie67
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Time for a new start...

Hi, I'd like some advice please. I lost my beautiful girl in May and the house isn't the same without the thunder of paws. I'd like a new bundle of hell and I definitely want a kitten. The thing is, I only really want one, but I work full time. My old girl was a sweetheart, and well adjusted, but my...
by Julie67
Wed May 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

fjm wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:29 am
What a kind and understanding act by the vets. I think your photo shows just why we grieve for them so much - that easy, comfortable companionship that we will miss forever. Such a beautiful cat - how old was she then?
She was 13 then.
by Julie67
Tue May 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

I got a lovely card from the vet this morning. It had a little packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds in it that I'll plant and sit next to her favourite spot on the window sill. I shed lonely tears for my beautiful girl today. https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61705625_10217669371713365_33304901...
by Julie67
Sat May 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

Split seconds are painful. Roasting a nice chicken and for a split second I think my girl will probably like some of this. Traveling home after work in the sunshine and for a split second I imagine my girl will be sunbathing on the blanket box in front of the bedroom window. Waking in the morning an...
by Julie67
Wed May 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

Thank you all for your kind and wise words, they mean a lot to me. It's a comfort to know I'm not alone, and I'm not the only one to feel such terrible loss, even though it's sad to know there are so many who have lost. This moring was terrible. Coming downstairs and not having a hungry little soul ...
by Julie67
Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

This last stage has been very strange, not at all like I thought it would be. I imagined I'd be a total wreck, wailing and cursing the stars, but it's not been like that. So far. Early days I suppose. I seem to have periods of calm, where I'm functioning as normal, and I go about this most awful of ...
by Julie67
Tue May 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

My beautiful girl passed away today. She was so gentle and brave. I'm exhausted from crying but I see her things everywhere in the house and it kills me.
by Julie67
Mon May 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

It's been a good few months since I last posted and my girl is still with me. Up until these last few days she's been soldiering on. Eating well, sleeping comfortably, using her litter tray regularly. Basically being herself. So much so that I'd begun to doubt her diagnosis. Things have changed quic...
by Julie67
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lick e lix!
Replies: 32
Views: 639

Re: Lick e lix!

I get them from Wilkos or B and M, they're about 20p cheaper than the supermarkets.
by Julie67
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Im absolutely heart broken
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Im absolutely heart broken

Nicky brown wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:18 am
Try and enjoy something every day no matter how small - it might just be a cuppa but you can build on that. Nicky x
There are so many comforting words on this site, but for some reason, I think these are the sweetest.
by Julie67
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: In a pickle over Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: In a pickle over Christmas

Hi thanks for your kind words and support ,and so sorry too hear about your daughter and Granddaughter ,I know it must ,have been so painful for you ,I decided too put my Xmas tree And decorations up ,I feel my home has been ,without joy ,and laughter ,for so long ,my Friend ,made me a wooden white...
by Julie67
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Doubts about cremation
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Doubts about cremation

My girl is still with me, and she seems to be doing okay. Currently stretched out and dreaming. I've been thinking about cremation. In all these years, I could never imagine having a pet's ashes, not because I think the idea is silly, or morbid,I don't, but because I always thought that it wouldn't ...
by Julie67
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

This darling cat continues to scare me and shock me. I have been tearing myself apart trying to decide if it's the right time to let her go. We've only spent one week and one night apart in 16 years, one holiday, and one night at the vet following some tooth extractions. In 16 years. I know my cat l...
by Julie67
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

You will find strength. Amazing how one does. And if you change your mind about tomorrow - well, that hasn't been writ in stone. You'll know. With all very best wishes and lots of love and hugs and fusses to you and Onion, Lil x ps why did you call her Onion? Don't cats pick up some names, eh? I co...
by Julie67
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 514

Some thoughts on letting go.

Sunday afternoon. My girl is lying beside me, fed and washed. She was so quiet this morning, so I made the decision to finally let her go tomorrow. Yet I am still having doubts. I know she will never get better, only worse, so I have been having a talk with myself. A lot of people torture themselves...
by Julie67
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time.
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Time.

I've decided to put my girl to sleep tomorrow. She's still eating and washing, but she's quiet, and there's something in her beautiful eyes that saddens me. It's been a rollercoaster this weekend, and my heart is tied to her. When she perks up my heart lifts and some of the sadness goes away. When s...
by Julie67
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The right thing to do
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: The right thing to do

Welcome to the forum, I'm just sorry it is under such circumstances. It is the hardest time of all, knowing something is wrong and trying to work out when is the right time to act. I've been through it a few times now and the best you can do is to watch and try and judge what they are telling you. ...
by Julie67
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The right thing to do
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: The right thing to do

Hi Julie and welcome, though I'm sorry to hear about Onion. I think you're doing the right thing, playing it by ear. Last August my Emily (avatar cat) left me after being diagnosed with kidney disease in the previous February. The day before she deteriorated she was lively and demanding, ate three ...
by Julie67
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The right thing to do
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: The right thing to do

I just found a video on my computer of my baby getting fussed. My God, she was so solid and beautiful, with such sleek shiny fur. I can hear her sweet meows and her chirps when I say 'treat'. She hooks my hand with her paw and guides it to her head for an ear scratch. My poor heart is breaking, and ...
by Julie67
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The right thing to do
Replies: 7
Views: 216

The right thing to do

Hi, sorry for the long post, I took my beautiful 16 year old Onion to the vets yesterday after finding a lump in her abdomen. If I hadn't found this, I would never have suspected that anything was wrong, other than a bit of constipation. A scan revealed that she has cancer that has spread to her kid...