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A sad day

Post by Crewella » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:19 pm

Poor old Minnie has been with us for 19.5 years, and the last year has been pretty much kept going with steroids. I was thrilled she got to enjoy the new house and garden this summer, and she did really love the garden, but she's always had gut problems and over the last couple of days has gone downhill rapidly. She has the runs again and can't make it to the tray, she's so skinny that she has nothing in reserve and her eyes are sunken so they keep getting gummed up and I have to wash them. Which she hates.

She's barely eating, though I've been trying to tempt her with her favourite chicken, and I suspect this is the end of the road. I'm taking her in to see my lovely vet at 6.30pm, but I think she's had enough and I'm not too hopeful ..... a very sad day.

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Re: A sad day

Post by Walesgang » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:24 pm

How sad. Hopefully the vet can pull something out of the bag to keep her happy a while longer. Fingers crossed for her

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Re: A sad day

Post by JulieandBarney » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:31 pm

So, so sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you, please let us know what happens.....x

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Re: A sad day

Post by sarie » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:36 pm

:( I'm so very sorry. It sounds like she's had a lovely year with you enjoying the summer though and no doubt a long and lovely life with you. If it's her time then it will be your final kindness for her but I'll be thinking of you and Minnie throughout the rest of the day.
Gentle fusses for Minnie from me.

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Re: A sad day

Post by lilynmitz » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:42 pm

So sorry to hear this Helen. I know you'll do the right thing for her, but even when it's clear it's time, it's still so hard.

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Re: A sad day

Post by meriad » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:54 pm

I'm sorry :( Will be thinking of you and little Minnie this evening. xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by Cat » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:45 pm

I'm so sorry to read your update about Minnie. It's lovely that she has spent time enjoying her new home, but now is such a heartbreaking time.

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Re: A sad day

Post by hgale » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:17 pm

I'm sorry to read this and I am thinking of you and Minnie tonight. {Hugs}.

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Re: A sad day

Post by HRHFluffy » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:04 pm

Helen I'm so sorry to hear that Minnie has deteriorated so much. Thinking of you Xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by Crewella » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:23 pm

She's gone. The vet agreed that she was weak and unlikely to pull back this time, and it was the kindest thing. She was the last of our original cat family that we had with us for 20 odd years, so it's also the end of an era. Thanks everyone. xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by bobbys girl » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:34 pm

I'm so sorry Helen. (Hugs)

RIP Minnie have fun at RB. xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by MarkB » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:44 pm

Sorry you have lost you gorgeous girl Helen :( xxx

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Re: A sad day

Post by HRHFluffy » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Oh Helen. Sending you a big hug. So sorry. I remember that picture of Minnie and also the little video you recently posted of her. She definitely looked a lot younger than her years. You gave her the best life possible.

Sleep well much loved Minnie Xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by Shelly and Dora » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:48 pm

Helen I'm so sorry. ((Hugs))

RIP little girl xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by Walesgang » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:53 pm

Oh Helen

I am so sorry Minnie couldn't pull through

RIP beautiful girl

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Re: A sad day

Post by JulieandBarney » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:55 pm

So sorry Helen . . Play happy at the bridge Minnie . . My moms old cat Molly aged 21 will be waiting, along with Harvey, cc, kitten, Shelley and all the other fur babes who play there in peace . . Your final act was a selfless act of kindness to Minnie . . . Bless you, please take comfort in that . . Xx

If anyone would like to join me I will be lighting a candle at 8pm tomorrow for those who have passed to rainbow bridge . .

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Re: A sad day

Post by hgale » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:01 pm

I'm so sorry Helen, you made the kindest choice for dear Minnie.

RIP dear Minnie, enjoy Rainbow Bridge with all our furbabes there. And a really big {hug} for you Helen.

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Re: A sad day

Post by booktigger » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:39 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this Helen, RIP Minnie

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Re: A sad day

Post by meriad » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:29 am

Helen I am so sorry ((hug))

RIP darling girl and play hard at the bridge xxx

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Re: A sad day

Post by sarie » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:41 am

I'm so very sorry Helen :( RIP Minnie xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:27 am

Dear Helen, I am sorry to hear this. Darling Minnie, what a wonderful old girl. It's lovely that she enjoyed a last summer with you. Big hugs to you and loving thoughts as Minnie enjoys meeting her litter mates at the Bridge. XXX

Julie - we will light a candle with you tonight. So many babies have gone to the Bridge recently, and I am so very aware that this time last year it was your beloved CC and Carol's darling boy, Harvey. Dear Alice, Shelly, Mischa all there to greet Minnie. XX

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Re: A sad day

Post by bobbys girl » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:40 am

Nice idea Julie - 8PM it is!

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Re: A sad day

Post by Camdengirl » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:51 am

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Helen. Big hugs.

Sleep tight Minnie x

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Re: A sad day

Post by Crewella » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:24 pm

Thanks to you all for you kind words. I really don't know what I'd have done without the help and support on here over the last couple of years - it really helps.

We knew that Minnie was on borrowed time for the last few months, and it's only today that I'm realising just how much of our daily routine was built around Minnie. Letting her out and checking that she came in again, putting her food down for her every couple of hours and keeping watch so we could pick it up again when she'd had her few mouthfuls, kitchen roll and spray stationed in every room in case of 'accidents'. Poor old girl, in the last few months even when she made the litter tray, she was so unsteady on her feet that she'd stand in it and track it back to her bed half the time, but until the last couple of days her eyes were bright, she loved her daily routine, followed us around demanding food and I had no doubt that she had a good quality of life.

I can't say there isn't a sense of relief that we no longer have to watch where we put our feet when we come down in the morning and can chuck out all the mats that were down 'in case', but right now all that just makes the house feel emptier without her. I'm grateful that I have the foster cats to keep me occupied.

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Re: A sad day

Post by Minnies_Mum » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:14 pm

Run free, Minnie - enjoy all the beds across the Bridge.

Hugs to you Crewella.

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Re: A sad day

Post by Crewella » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:52 pm

Thanks.

I forget to say, yes I'll be lighting a candle too, thank you. :) xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by JulieandBarney » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:10 pm

My candle was lit at 8pm for all of our furrbabes at the Rainbow Bridge, play peacefully to you all and know all your Mommy's and Daddy's remember you tonight.....xx

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Re: A sad day

Post by Shelly and Dora » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:23 pm

Our candle is flickering away in memory of all those that have passed x

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Re: A sad day

Post by bobbys girl » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:42 pm

Had to wait until 8.15 - Bob was showing too much interest in the candle. It is flickering in the window now in memory of all the little ones, (and our Rosie dog,) who have passed to RB in the last year.

Night night little ones xxx

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Re: A sad day

Post by Crewella » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:28 pm

It's good that I can start to remember Minnie as she was for most of her life, and not be focusing on her problems in her last few months.

I lit mine too, and although it was a sad moment, it was lovely to feel that others were out there doing the same thing and remembering much loved cats. I lit one for Minnie, for Peaches and my original cat clan, and for other forum cats loved and lost. xx

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