In memory of my little buddy....

  1. I'm very saddened to tell you all this.... my little girl, Princess, passed away at 1020 Saturday morning 01/19/03. She was a siamese cat that had been in my life for seventeen years. I was only twelve years old when we became best friends. I miss her so much.

    She was with me when my parents fought - and eventually divorced, through my rocky teenage years, when I moved out of the house and in every apartment I rented, through every boyfriend - good and bad, and when I found my hubby and became a 'married woman'. She's been through it all with me. Now she's gone.

    She passed away at home in my arms. That's the way I wanted it. I begged her not to make me take her to the vet and have her put to sleep. She must have listed to me.
    Her health had been declined quickly over the past month. I was expecting it....it's still very hard. We came home from our shifts at 0800 on Saturday morn and found her too weak to stand...when she slept, she breathed almost to shallow to tell if she was still breathing. I called the vet to make an appt. to euthanize her. They said they could try to work her in, or, first avail appt was 1030. They wanted to know if we wanted to bring her in right away or take the 1030 appt. Something told me to wait. We took the 1030 spot.

    I settled on the couch with Princess. We laid there and took a nap...waiting for 1000. My hubby fell asleep too and we didn't wake up until 1015. I got off the couch to get ready to leave...my hubby picked Princess up, and she let out one last long exhale with a sound I'd never heard her make. Darren gave her to me and I held her until she took her last few reflex breaths. Always a fighter...even at the end.
    Darren even started to cry. He had become very attached to her even though they had a very rough start together.

    She passed away ten minutes before her vet appt.
    Thank you, Princess. I didn't want to make that decision for you.



    AnneI'm so lucky to have had that little being in my life for so long.
    Last edit by KC CHICK on Jan 20, '03
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  2. 48 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Awww...i am sitting here crying for you.......i am glad you got to hold her and that she made the decision for you....
    hugs, warm thoughts, and cyberkleenex coming your way!!!
    Melinda
  4. by   Carleigh
    Anne,

    So sorry to hear about you losing your precious pet. It's hard to let go when they have been such a part of our lives. When we're down, they can make us laugh or give us a snuggle. I'm glad she had you with her at the end. Think of the good memories!
  5. by   kristi915
    I'm so sorry sweety. Your post just made me cry. (((hugs))) to you.
  6. by   Mkue
    Anne, I'm so sorry
  7. by   KC CHICK
    I was able to put a lot on those little shoulders...that's for sure.

    She did her job very well.
  8. by   NurseShell
    so sorry!! Now her "spirit" will always be with you no matter where you are!!!
  9. by   casperbjs
    I'm crying for you too! So sorry to hear your precious pet died. Take care, we're here for you!
  10. by   Stargazer
    Anne, I know how much you love your pets. So sorry for your loss.
  11. by   night owl
    I'm feeling your pain (((Anne))). I've had a few pets a long time and have lost them. I too am sending you my deepest sympathy and cybertissues.
  12. by   hoolahan
    {{{{Anne}}}} I am so sorry. I know you will miss her.
  13. by   adrienurse
    From one cat lover to another, my sympathies.
  14. by   Ortho_RN
    Gosh.. I can barely keep the tears in.. My parents have a 18 year old siamese that has been part of my life since I was 8.... And I know her time is coming.. It is almost like losing a sister..

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