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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:33 AM

our boy crossed the bridge this morning

Last edited Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:53 PM - Edit history (1)

i'd posted about our maine coon and his lack of appetite. we'd been giving him appetite stimulants and took him to three different vets, including colorado state's vet teaching hospital. i thought he'd turned the corner, but i just got the call from my sister. he went downhill quickly and she stayed up with him all night.

my poor baba, you were the sweetest boy i've ever known and i feel like we failed you. thank you for sharing your love with us.

edited to add a photo

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Reply our boy crossed the bridge this morning (Original post)
fizzgig Jul 2012 OP
ceile Jul 2012 #1
fizzgig Jul 2012 #14
CurtEastPoint Jul 2012 #2
fizzgig Jul 2012 #15
TBF Jul 2012 #3
fizzgig Jul 2012 #16
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #4
fizzgig Jul 2012 #17
Mac1949 Jul 2012 #5
fizzgig Jul 2012 #18
turtlerescue1 Jul 2012 #6
fizzgig Jul 2012 #19
get the red out Jul 2012 #7
fizzgig Jul 2012 #20
silverweb Jul 2012 #8
fizzgig Jul 2012 #21
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #9
fizzgig Jul 2012 #22
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #30
roody Jul 2012 #10
fizzgig Jul 2012 #13
phylny Jul 2012 #11
fizzgig Jul 2012 #23
TorchTheWitch Jul 2012 #12
fizzgig Jul 2012 #24
virgdem Jul 2012 #25
Angry Dragon Jul 2012 #26
sinkingfeeling Jul 2012 #27
meti57b Jul 2012 #28
Walk away Jul 2012 #29

Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:35 AM

1. so sorry...

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Response to ceile (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:54 PM

14. thank you

it never gets any easier to say goodbye to them

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:41 AM

2. I am so sorry.

We love our friends and they love us back, unconditionally.

When I am gone release me and let me go.
I have too many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be thankful for our wonderful years.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess . . .
how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown,
but now it's time I travelled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part,
so bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me call, and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear.
All my love around you soft and clear.

And then when you must pass this way alone,
I'll greet you with a kiss and say "Welcome Home!"

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:55 PM

15. i hadn't seen this one before

beautiful. thank you.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:54 AM

3. Really sorry for your loss -

our dogs are family members and it is always a hard loss when we lose one. Take care.

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Response to TBF (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:58 PM

16. they are very much our family

and it always hurts so much to say goodbye

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:07 PM

4. I am so sorry for your loss. But PLEASE don't be hard on yourself.

We are destined to outlive all our pets except the last one or two.

Please post his picture in our pinned thread at the top of the group.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:59 PM

17. my sister found a good picture of him

it'll go into that thread in a bit.

thank you

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:08 PM

5. Deepest sympathy for your loss.

A few months ago the love of my life (cat-wise, that is) also passed over. It's never easy.

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Response to Mac1949 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:00 PM

18. i'm sorry for the loss of your love

and you're right, it's never easy.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 03:16 PM

6. Am sorry for your loss fizzgig.

Your plate has been pretty full amigo, are the rivers and creeks still blackened? Your baba wouldn't want you to do this thing about guilt, and you know that is true.

A friend of mine wrote after her Mom had died,that somehow she just KNEW Mom was at the Bridge with every single dog and cat and bird she ever loved. Since that letter I often think I too have something to look forward to after leaving this life.



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Response to turtlerescue1 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:01 PM

19. thank you, friend

i hope the meet him again someday, on this plane or the next.

the monsoons have passed, at least for the time being, so the river's been ok. i'm hoping they can get some mitigation work done up there before whenever the next round hits.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:27 PM

7. I'm so sorry

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Response to get the red out (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:02 PM

20. thank you

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:14 PM

8. So sorry for your loss.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]I hope the pain fades soon and the sweetness of memories comforts you.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:04 PM

21. thank you

he was a good, sweet boy and i will always remember that.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:03 PM

9. I am sorry for your pain, but please,

don't beat yourself up. How many people would go to 3 different vets, and a teaching hospital? You went above and beyond what is expected to help....and you know, sometimes, everything just isn't enough. Sometimes, it is just time. We have all been there.

You did all you could, and it was just his time to leave. No matter what we do, we will lose our fur babies. Rest in peace, baby boy. And peace to you too, fizzgig.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:07 PM

22. this seems especially hard because we don't know why

they never found anything wrong with him and that is just maddening. i know that we did right by him, but this one is hard.

thank you for your kind words

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

30. My dear fizzgig....

knowing what took him really wouldn't make this any easier. It isn't easy. I have lost 4 cats, and I knew what was wrong with each one of them---but there was nothing I could do about it. Salivary gland cancer, skin cancer, kidney disease, and well, I don't suppose that I know about the last one....he was hyperthyroid and I had that treated with radioactive iodine and he was doing well. He just needed a broken tooth removed, and had heart failure in the recovery. Each of these hurt me deeply. It doesn't make it better to know. It breaks your heart.

You did all you could. I did all I could. We both lost fur babies. It sucks.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:08 PM

10. So sorry. This song has always comforted me.

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Response to roody (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:52 PM

13. that is a very soothing song, thank you

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:55 PM

11. I am very sorry for your loss and pain. n/t

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Response to phylny (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:08 PM

23. thank you

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:03 PM

12. I'm so sorry for your loss

You did everything anyone could reasonably do and then some. No one could possibly fault your for trying your best, so please try to give up the guilt. Your sweet boy is at peace now, and now it's time to grieve and find your own peace about his loss.




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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:14 PM

24. i'm working on the guilt

we've buried many of our fur friends over the years, but this is the first time we didn't know why. we found a nice place in the back yard for him, near all our other boys, so he's in good company now.

thank you the kind words

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:15 AM

25. I am so sorry for your loss...

all of us in this group have experienced the loss of a beloved four footed companion and we truly understand the pain you are feeling. Don't be too hard on yourself-you did the best you could to treat the problem and it was just his time to go. Remember the good times with your boy-you will always have that.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:18 AM

26. ...........

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:54 AM

27. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy he was.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:56 PM

28. I am so sorry for the loss of your little boy.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:27 PM

29. You must be heartbroken. I am so sorry.

Try to focus on this beautiful cat's happy and healthy days. You deserve to feel good about loving and helping him.

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