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On June 9, 2006 my beautiful white Turkish Angora cat Ursula Rose died. I find myself crying, again. To the day, I was driving down the highway and saw a dead cat, and it tore my heart. My Ursula Rose died unexpectedly. She was only six years old, and healthy until the week before her death. I had moved in 2006 to Orlando, and did not have a vet. One morning, as I was getting ready for work, I noticed she had a sore ear (she use to put her head under the faucet in the bathroom sink while I was dressing). That day, I asked at work and found a vet, and took off at lunchtime to take her in. The doctor gave her medicine, but two days later the ear seemed worse, and I took her back in. The doctor ran tests, $2000 (thousand) worth of tests including blood panels, and announced she was diabetic. That was Wednesday. He put her on insulin. By Friday night she was dying. I raced her to the all night emergency vet, and he ran more tests, and said her pancreas was "fried" because she was not diabetic at all. And I had to sign the papers to have her euthanized because she was in such pain. It hurts me still. She trusted me. I took her to the wrong vet, and that vet gave her medicine to kill her. The love, and the life, went out of my life when she died. I have not had another cat. When I've gone to work, and seen a stray, my heart pulls. Today, I almost adopted a cat (in spite of the fact, on the night Ursie died, I promised there would never be another kitty girl). I miss her so much. Thanks for listening. Mary
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ursiesmom--- I'm so sorry that you're feeling sad about Ursala Rose after 2 years. I, myself, have cried over my little Purrsy who has been gone for 2 1/2 years, so I know your pain.
These little furbabies never leave our hearts and we hold them there forever. I just hope we get to see them again some day at the Rainbow Bridge. I really believe we will since there have been so many signs from our beloved animals there that the wonderful people on this site have experienced. It's just the difficulty of getting through these waves of sadness that keeps us in the sorrowful mode. I hope you can find some peace in all of this. My thoughts & prayers are with you-- Teddy's & Purrsy's Mom
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What a very sad story of your Ursula Rose. I am at a loss as to what to say regarding the events surrounding her last days.
You are in my prayers today.
Molly at the Bridge says HAPPY 2 YEAR BRIDGE DAY URSULA ROSE. COME BY MY BISCUT SHOPPE AND GET SOME SPECIAL TREATS. BRING ALL THE FRIENDS YOU'VE MADE HERE AT THE BRIDGE.
Try to find a special memory to honor Ursula Rose with today. I encourage you not to dwell on her last days, but think about the good that was her life. Remember, she is still with you in your heart. You two will never be separated.
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Oh, Mary, I am so very sorry. I lost my little dog three months ago very unexpectedly and tragically. My vet. made many mistakes , but so did I so it is quite different from you. My life is broken without my dog. I am just so very sorry this tragedy happened to you. Why when someone does all the right things it turns out wrong, I will never know. Again, I am just so very sorry for what you are going through.
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So sorry about your Ursula Rose. I know she was young but sometimes they leave early. When they leave they take a piece of our hearts with them and that hurts.
My Rupert cat died of kidney failure 20 weeks ago and I still miss him like crazy. His cuddles and purring and his tricks he used to get up to. I try to focus on that rather than the last 14 months of illness and especially the last 2 weeks when I thought my heart would break. I didn't think I could take any more pain and I am ctying as I write this as it still is painful. One day I will get another cat but maybe next year as I feel such a traitor. There are so many strays and unwanted cats needing a loving hime, I feel guilty not adopting one. I don't think Rupert or Ursula Rose would want us to be sad aout their passing. We honour and remember them in our hearts but sometimes we need the companionship in the physical sense. Why don't you get another cat, it may help to heal your broken heart. The light of my life also left me and I wasn't never ever going to get another cat but slowly I am realising I can't do without one. Ruperts Mum
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I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Ursula Rose. I, too, just went through the same horrible ordeal three months ago. I took my precious 7 year old boy to a vet while we were out of town. He sometimes needed a quick enema. This time it wasn't what he needed and what that vet did to him killed him immediately. I was so much in shock, my beautiful, precious baby gone in an instant and that man had the nerve to say "these things happen" as I stood there crying. It was the worst day of my life and I know I will never get over it. He was my everything. I miss him so much and cry every day. I can't wait to be with him again. You and I have learned the hard way that you can't trust anyone and just because someone is a "vet" doesn't mean he/she knows what they're doing. ~~Andee
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A TEAM We are a team that transcends through time No one knows you better then I No one knows me better then you My paw prints shall always walk by your side Each step you take I am there Each time your heart speaks to me, I hear Hear me whisper back of my love I knew in a heart beat how I could help you To return to you the true love you give to me A love always and forever Red roses to you in your dreams We are a team that transcends through space United for all times Trust unbroken, forever given Until the time comes That I walk by your side again I send you my heart in the scent of the rose © BarTendersBluesWolf Aka J.C. Stewart 2008
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your beautiful, Ursula Rose (her name is simply lovely). I think it is so tragic when our furbabies die simply because of someone's utter incompetence. It makes me very angry to hear stories like this. What ever happened to that vet?
Your beautiful girl is forever in your heart, mind, and soul. She knows your heart and loves you still. Did you promise Ursie that you would never get another cat the day she passed? Because, I believe our furbabies want our love to go on. They would never want to hear those words whispered in their ears. There are so many beautiful cats out there who are in desperate need of a great home and you sound like such a wonderful furmom. If your heart is feeling the tug to adopt, go for it. Honor the love and memory of Ursula by opening your heart and home to a new baby. Ursie may just have a paw in picking out the one who fits you best. I don't know why I am telling you this. I guess I just sense that you want to open your heart again. It is okay to be afraid....just don't let your fear cripple you, or keep you from loving again. You have so much love to give. HAPPY BELATED TWO YEAR BRIDGEDAY SWEET ANGEL, URSULA ROSE. PLEASE VISIT YOUR MOM IN HER DREAMS. SHOW HER YOUR RADIANT SPIRIT AND SURROUND HER WITH YOUR LOVE ALWAYS. Sending you big hugs, Melissa Betsy's forever mom
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I am so sorry that you are in such pain over your loss of Ursula. What a tragic way for her to die. These wonderful Angels bring such joy into our lives and when they leave the Joy leaves with them. Christopher has been gone for over 15 months and I still cry for him every day. I will miss him and grieve for him Forever just as you will for Ursula. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain but there is nothing that helps. I just wanted you to know that you and Ursula are in my Prayers. HAPPY BLEATED TWO YEAR BRIDGE DAY PRECIOUS URSULA. BE A GOOD GIRL FOR YOUR MOMMY AND STAY SAFE UNTIL SHE ARRIVES. MAY GOD'S ANGELS WATCH OVER YOU FOREVER. Big Hugs Georgeann and Christopher Forever