praguepride
 member, 1810 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Fri 7 May 2021
at 16:36
Goodbye, sweet kitten
I lost my cat today. 13 years old :(. We've had her since she was an itty bitty kitten. She had been getting a little thin and hadn't been eating but other than that seemed fine then this morning she was in really bad shape. We took her in and that was that. It came so suddenly it really caught me by surprise.

It just hurts. I'll be fine but right now it is too much. I don't expect much sharing this here but I've found that expressing myself helps me process. Thanks in advance for any well wishes and sorry if I dumped a big downer on your day. I am trying to move through the grief as quickly as possible so I can get on to celebrating her life.

She would sit in my lap for hours just purring away while I pet her. She would patiently tolerate me bumping her as I typed on this forum which makes rpol a big reminder of her to me.

It's funny the things we come to associate with one another. I draw solace from the idea that the depth of pain that I feel in her absence is a mirror reflection of the years of joy she brought me.
Jewwk of Shuu
 member, 43 posts
 "I cast: Pro: Sandwich"
 GM: "But WHY?!"
Fri 7 May 2021
at 16:51
Goodbye, sweet kitten
RIP lil' kitteh! :(
ShadoPrism
 member, 1377 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 7 May 2021
at 16:58
Goodbye, sweet kitten
I totally understand how you feel. I lost one of my kits a year ago this memorial day.
Even now a year later I miss him and I imagine it will be the same for you and your loving kit.
Always sad when a companion passes away.
I am sending you some possitive thoughts praguepride, that you will have less stress for a time.
GreenTongue
 member, 971 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 7 May 2021
at 17:27
Goodbye, sweet kitten
It is sad they don't live longer.
I imagine they had a good life while they did.
There are many people who would exchange places.
OceanLake
 supporter, 1159 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 19:11
Goodbye, sweet kitten
If you haven't experienced it, Google Calvin and Hobbes litlle racoon
praguepride
 member, 1811 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Fri 7 May 2021
at 19:16
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Thanks for reminding me of that. That was a very touching strip.
bigdaddyG
 member, 64 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 22:30
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Sorry for your loss. Just went through this around a month ago with our last female cat. Sad thing her and the boys outlived all their offspring. I still swear times I feel I hear her or look at one of her favorite spots and see her.
DBCowboy
 member, 66 posts
 Played rpgs since about
 '81 (D&D Basic ed)
Sat 8 May 2021
at 02:14
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Pets are a big part of our family.  Very sorry for your loss.
MelJill
 member, 70 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 02:28
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Very sorry for your loss.  Pets leave a big gaping hole behind; my theory is that as time passes, the hole starts to shrink until all that is left is enough room to keep the happy memories of your pet.
Brianna
 member, 2238 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 02:44
Goodbye, sweet kitten
I'm so sorry for the loss of your family member!

We lost one about a year ago.  She had bad teeth when she came to us, but the vet didn't recommend surgery, they didn't think she had good odds of surviving an operation.  Then she developed diabetes and we lived with that for a couple of years, but suddenly something about the combination of issues escalated and she became so sick we knew we had to let her go, rather than let her suffer while we waited for her to die without intervention.  RIP Annabelle, we miss you, and I also think more often again of Speed Bump who left us many years ago.

It is possible to love again though.  Toby came to us a surprisingly short time later.  It was just too lonely here and with my increasing health issues I knew if we didn't get another cat while I was still sure I could care for it, I wouldn't dare try later in case I found out I couldn't do it.

Remember the good times, and that your pet knew she was loved and cared for.  They may only be with us for a short time, but in that time they enrich our lives - and provide entertainment!
Gaffer
 member, 1680 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Sat 8 May 2021
at 05:00
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Our menagerie of felines has grown to ten over the years, all rescues, most coming to us as kittens.

We've been going through the slow decline of one our Beauregard for the past several months. He has a problem affecting liver, kidneys and intestines that prevent him from thriving. We keep hoping for a turnaround but... Fortunately, it hasn't begun to diminish his quality of life, so we just keep up his daily regimen of meds and enjoy him while we can.

Our Toby had a sudden aneurysm that took him in a matter of hours some years ago. Our Molly succumbed to a heart murmur after slowly failing for several years. It's always tough to lose them. But they are never really gone from our thoughts and our feels.

Best wishes.
Zag24
 supporter, 690 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 06:13
Goodbye, sweet kitten
So sorry to hear about your kitty.  My warmest thoughts go out to you.
LadyMer
 member, 97 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 07:10
Goodbye, sweet kitten
My sympathies- we lost both of our kitties last year, and our Zaria was a similar sweetheart. The joy they bring is worth the pain they leave, but that doesn't make the pain any less.
facemaker329
 member, 7345 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Sat 8 May 2021
at 19:18
Goodbye, sweet kitten
I've never had a cat, but have very fond memories of several that my friends have had.  The loss isn't the same when it's not yours...but it still hurts.  Hopefully, your cat is in whatever kind of pet-heaven there is, playing tag with the pigeon I rescued (who never fully recovered from a broken wing, which was how I ended up with him), and enjoying sunny walks through tall grass with my horses, and occasionally teasing my dog.  They've all held special places in my heart, and most of them were part of my life for years and years.

And, yes, talking about it helped me then...and still helps me now, even though I've been pet-less for half a decade...I just haven't felt like I could give a pet the kind of attention it deserved, no matter what it was.
Fyrerain
 member, 100 posts
Mon 10 May 2021
at 15:23
Goodbye, sweet kitten
I just said good-bye to one my best friends' cats last Thursday. Rushed down after my PT and arrived minutes before the injections started. Pasqual wasn't mine, but he was still family, and loved demanding my attention when I was over. He'd had diabetes for years, but this spring started going downhill hard. He was about 18, originally a barn cat when she had a boarding stable. She took the two cats with her when she sold the place, and they became house cats. He was the last one.

My friend still has two, Catalina, a mutt Himalayan (who adores me, which makes her husband jealous!), and Solita, a cat that someone must have dumped in the desert nearby. My friend's husband slowly won her trust over a year, then this past winter started allowing her in "just at night, because it's cold out." Solita's now a housecat again. (And I avoid interacting with her; the hubby would get really bent if she ditched him for me the way Catalina does!)

I've currently got three at home, all offspring from the feral colony I used to have at my old house.
Jordan Task
 member, 5035 posts
 All glory to the
 Hypnotoad!
Thu 13 May 2021
at 13:56
Goodbye, sweet kitten
In reply to praguepride (msg # 1):

Aww. Iím sorry for your loss.
praguepride
 member, 1812 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 13 May 2021
at 18:54
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Thank you all for the kind words :)
bigdaddyG
 member, 65 posts
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 18:32
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Goodbye Shadow Punkin, our sweet boy died on Fri.

A cool cat, who had the nickname Tickle Toes. We now only have his bro left.

I'll always remember Shadow and still find myself crying over his passing
praguepride
 member, 1831 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 22:45
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Digital hugs. They scamper into our hearts and do that little paw kneading thing to our souls.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 381 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Thu 17 Jun 2021
at 08:47
Goodbye, sweet kitten
I'm so sorry about the loss of your cat.  I lost my Timmy, my 18-year-old cat, less than a month ago.  It was very sudden, going from, "he seems a little off/odd, let's take him to the vet" to a terrible phone call soon after that there was nothing to be done.  He was a constant companion to both my husband and I, and we miss him terribly.
Doom Shoom
 member, 11 posts
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 07:54
Goodbye, sweet kitten
How old was Pumpkin?

We lost one cat last year in weird circumstances due to a dog attack, and another is old enough to worry about him every day. It sucks that they only live such a short time.
praguepride
 member, 1832 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Tue 22 Jun 2021
at 05:16
Goodbye, sweet kitten
Average age is 10-15 years. I lost mine to kitty cancer at about 13 years.
Brianna
 member, 2240 posts
Wed 23 Jun 2021
at 10:27
Goodbye, sweet kitten
We lost Speed Bump to cancer when she was probably pre-teen, my daughter lost Molly at late teens, Annabelle was early teens but she'd had health issues for a long time
pdboddy
 supporter, 704 posts
 EST/EDT [GMT-5/GMT-4]
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 19:33
Goodbye, sweet kitten
In reply to GreenTongue (msg # 4):

If you ever wanted a testament to just how good we humans can be, it is the simple fact that we constantly accept the li'l furballs into our lives, despite knowing we will lose them.