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Hello -  I recently lost two of my senior kitties within one week of each other.  The first kitty,  Bacchus,  I would refer to as 'My boyfriend' kitty, and he died last Wednesday.  We were together for 19.5 years and luckily by the winds of the earth, I was blessed to have him die gently in my arms and I am eternally grateful and feel fortunate to have been there for him while he passed.  I was in a total funk for days....I tried to prepare for it, I have had many cat losses ( my husband and I had 13 cats when we first met, now we have 6) so I thought I would be able to cope and be strong but that did not work, I became broody/moody and wanted to hide in a box for a week or two.  I finally got over it this morning and right before I headed to my car to go to work today, I noticed that my other senior kitty, Skkatterbob, was in respiratory distress.  He had several tumors and we knew he also would be passing soon based on our vet visits , he had a few seizures within the past month and he decided to take over one of our kitchen sinks as his living space. He was in kitty hospice care and still eating, drinking and still very mobile.  His passing was not  peaceful like Bacchus.  He was struggling and gasping, I knew by his cries he was passing and it would be quick.  I tried to quickly video chat with him and my husband because he was very close to my husband and I wanted him to hear his voice.  My husband is a mortician and he has been working day and night due to our COVID19 outbreak and stays at the office most nights lately. Skkatterbob was able to hear his voice and my husband able to see Skkatterbob one last time while he was alive. After Skkatterbob passed, I wrapped him in a lovely blanket and found flowers to place in the blanket.  We will bury him, next to Bacchus.  Thank you to the moderator and to all those who support this site....I needed a place to go and share this, and to read other folks stores and offer support....Deep, deep sigh. 

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May your babies rest in peace. We can never be prepared. I thought I was prepared too but now after three days of her loss I am in deep pain. I have been through this before so I know time heals. We just have to be strong.
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