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I had to euthanize by dear cat today. She was 10, a gray beauty named Josie. Her illness came on suddenly and I'm not dealing with it very well. Plus, the procedure did not go as well as planned and in her confusion she ended up biting me which makes me feel bad she could not have gone more peacefully.  I know there isn't much anyone can do. Please say a prayer for my cat- I hope she is at peace and knows I did not mean her any pain in the end.


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I'm so very sorry for your loss of dear Josie. It's always such a
shock when these things happen suddenly, I know. My Pookie
will be gone 3 months tomorrow and every day is so hard
without him. I will say a prayer for her and light a candle, too.
I hope she comes to you somehow with a sign that she's
ok now at the Bridge.


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So sorry for you loss of Josie. 

When my cat Rupert was to be pts it too was traumatic as he was shutting and the vet had to do it twice, taking heart rate in between.  By that stage I was hysterical and I am sure I upset him too.  I had nightmares about it for a long time.

Don't be too hard on yourself.  You don't take these measures lightly.  You will feel numb for a while and maybe guilty.  I know I did. I am sure Josie knew you loved her.  If it was a sudden illness you haven't had time to get used to that idea also.  My Rupert had kidney disease for 14 months and I would have done anything to keep him alive but he needed to go home without me.  Hopefully Josie and Rupert are running free at the Rainbow Bridge
Take things one day at a time.  Ruperts Mum


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Dear Lnette,

Your Josie is at peace..her beautiful spirit is free from her sick body and she is with all of our furbabies at the Bridge.  Don't Cicio would have met her there.. and Josie only knows the love and safe home she had with you.  

Our blessed companions just don't judge or's not in their's not part of them.   We think they do only because we haven't learned yet not to judge..but they don't. 

I'm sending hugs to you and prayers....your Josie is just fine and you will feel that in your heart.



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I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Josie. Please know my heart and prayers are with you.

I know what a hard decision it is to let our babies go - I had to make that decision for my cat Cheeseburger. He had cancer and there was nothing that could be done for him. He was 10 years old and "my little boy." I miss him so much.

Josie knows you love her. These wonderful animals do not have it in there hearts to blame or to judge. Their love and trust is unconditional.

I am hoping my Cheeseburger was there to meet your lovely Josie.

Please know there are people here that care and understand. We are all going through the pain and heartbreak. My e-mail is always included in my posts and you are welcome to write to me.

As much as I miss my Cheesey, I am trying so hard to take comfort in the years we had together and the precious memories I have of him. He is in my heart forever and I am blessed to have had him in my life.

Bless you sweet Josie.

Cheeseburger's Mom

Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE


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I sent my Loosey off at the same time today.  She was a big, jolly, lovable, cuddly 12 yo St. Bernard and she loved kitties!  Now you may find this hard to picture but I've got a beautiful image in my mind right now of Loosey seeing Josie going to the Bridge and thinking "Oh Boy, a Kitty friend for me!" 

So try to picture Loosey laying down and rolling over on her back and wagging her tail to greet Josie (so as not to scare her) and asking to be her buddy.  It gives me strength right now.  I hope it will help you also.

She was lucky to have you.



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All of your posts mean so much to me and offer much needed comfort.  I know each day will get better. Last night she slept right next to me and kept a paw on me at all times. While the procedure may not have gone well I at least have that wonderful memory.  I'm sorry for all of our losses but so grateful we have these wonderful creatures to share our lives with.


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I am so sorry that you had to let your beautiful Josie go.  It is so hard.  How much it hurts.........I am thinking of you, Love Di xxx

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