Saturday, September 14, 2019

Very sad day






The PDX pride mommy writes:

I have very sad news.  Last night, we had to say goodbye to Tabby.  She was down to just under 6 lbs., had advanced dementia, and was falling off the places she chose to sleep.  Last night, she could barely get to her favorite recliner and then was very disoriented so she only stayed on her daddy's lap for a few minutes before coming in and climbing shakily onto my lap.  It was time.  We all said our goodbyes at home, then we harnessed her up for one last car ride.  She watched out the windows and knew where we were once we got to the vet, but then became disoriented again when we were carrying her into the building.  She fell asleep gently while air-kneading just before 10:30 pm, then was given the final shot and passed peacefully.  The above picture was taken while waiting for the vet to come in with the shots.  She looks worried because she was so disoriented that she didn't really know quite why I would be taking a picture of her there.

We brought her body home and buried her in the yard by her brother, Carbon.  The others got the chance to sniff her body and say goodbye once again if they wanted to.  The twins and Starla declined, but the others came over to pay their respects.  This was Shadow's first time dealing with death, and he still isn't quite sure what happened, but the others are helping him.  He gently touched her body with his paw, then lay down next to the box that held it.

Thank you for all the love you have shown our girl over the years.

21 comments:

Summer said...

This is a very sad day for us too. Long before I was even here, my human used to read about Tabby's visits, and she wanted a therapy cat so badly that she could take places. And so here I am. So you can see how important Tabby was to us. Lots of purrs to you all.

Holly said...

So very sorry :(

Cats of wildcat woods said...

That is so hard to see them get confused like that. You gave her one last gift by letting her go. Sending thoughts of sympathy in your loss.

Robyn Harton said...

I'm so sorry.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

As the World Purrs said...

I am sorry for your loss. Sending purrs.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry. Sending you lots of comforting purrs and gentle headbutts.

Katie and The Katz said...

Sending love, hugs, comfort and many purrs...
Katie and the Katz
Psalm 36:6

Cleo said...

Dad and I are so sorry for your loss. I only just now found you so we didn't know Tabby, but we can surely relate to what you've had to go through. Sending comforting purrs your way.

Fur Everywhere said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you. She was a very lucky ladycat to have you and your love. Fly free, sweet girl <3

My Mind's Eye said...

I am very sorry for your loss of Dear Tabby....
run pain free dear one
Hugs Cecilia

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry for your loss of Tabby. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here at Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry. Thank you for loving Tabby so much, and for giving him a loving and wonderful life with you. Sending you gentle purrs and prayers.

Zoolatry said...

Soft purrs, gentle prayers for you and for your little one, may she forever be at peace. Just so you know, we've also sent to you, for Tabby a Rainbow Bridge image ...
Ann, Zoey and Dougie Dog

catladymac said...

We are so sorry to read of beautiful Tabby's passing. We send purrayers and POTP to all who love her ! Fly free sweet girl.

Cara n Crew said...

We are so sorry for your loss. big purrs of comfort from all of us.

minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

Deziz World said...

She was so bootyful. We're so sorry fur your loss. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

pilch92 said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XO

Colehaus Cats said...

Thank you so much for loving her and caring for her and most of all, being there for her when her time came. Sending hugs, love and all our best purrs.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

We are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Tabby. Hugs and comforting purrs to you.

Sandee said...

I've done this horrible ride and it's so painful. You were there to the end and that's the important part. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Big healing hugs. ♥