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This morning, my beautiful cat was put to sleep. I'm absolutely heartbroken, and I don't know what to do. I knew that when the time came, it would hurt,but not like this. Three weeks ago today, we took her to the vets, as she didn't quite seem herself. It turned out that she had a tumour. The vet said that it was secondary cancer, and she didn't have long left, and we could take her home to have palliative care. It was such a shock. In the last few days she suddenly stopped eating, and was struggling to walk. Just a month before, she was moving around as she always has! My parents and I took her to the vets this morning to be put to sleep. I can't believe she's gone, and I'm really struggling to cope right now. She was 18 years old, just 2 years younger than me, and I always remember her being around. She was a korat, and we also owned her mum years ago. She was so special. She had never bitten or scratched anyone. She was always waiting for me when I got home, slept on my bed every single night, and was a companion growing up. If I was sad, she'd come and sit on my lap, and headbutt me, almost like she knew I was upset. I need her more than anything now. She was everything to me, and I feel distraught. I was closer to her than my parents were. I've spoken to friends and family, and I get the feeling they think I'm over reacting, because its "just a cat". Everything is reminding me of her. Reading other peoples posts on here has made me feel less alone with my greif though. I can't stop crying, and everything is reminding me of her. I knew it would be painful, just not this painful.

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I feel your heart ache and pain. When we share our lives for that many years with our babies the emptiness is one of the hardest things to live with. Termy went to the Bridge Sept 18th and I still cry and miss him with all my heart. Your not over reacting, our pain is real. I wish they could understand our hurt. My husband has moved on and is okay without Termy but I still grieve. I go outside every night and talk to him  he (my husband) thinks is weird but it helps me. Everything will remind you of her because everything around you is part of her. I still caress Termy's crate as I walk by and his food bowls are where there were for 16 years. Your baby sounds very special and I'm glad she was always there for you as you were for her. I wish I could say some magical words to take away your pain. I'm sorry.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom

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Hi Korat, 

So so sorry for your loss. You are very fortunate to have had the love of an animal, and people who haven't experienced that cannot understand the pain when they have to leave us. It has been exactly 39 days since my dog Peety died at the vet hospital, we were not there, which brings a whole load of pain of it's own... 

Maybe this is the first animal you have lost? I am older and actually have gone through this with 3 other dogs before this one, and I can tell you, time passing will help ease the pain. It never goes away completely, they truly do take a piece of your heart with them - but you will grow around this pain. Cry as much as you need to, I still cry about my dog every day...  and we are always here to listen to you. 

((big hugs))

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I am so sorry for your loss and pain. I am going through it too. My 13 1/2 year old dog Winston passed away last Wednesday morning of a heart attack and I've been going through so many emotions this past week. I miss him so much. He's in my head all the time and everywhere I look. I find it helps to talk about him to people I know who understand. I pray that time eases the pain for you, me and all of us and makes the memories easier to deal with. The hope of seeing him again some day makes the thought of my own passing a little easier.  
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