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In dire need of hugs.....my kitty died.

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billah was a long haired, all black cat who adopted us >8 years ago, though according to the vet, was more than 12. was the biggest, fattest cat around. loved to meet our car after work and then walk to the mailbox with us, before coming inside, as one of the family.

when i got home from overseas, the first thing he did was to leave a bird's head on the doormat of the front door. just for mama to find as i headed out to work.

then suddenly he started losing weight...lots of it....with vomiting and diarrhea. took him to the vet who said he had a cancer common to cats. in her 20 years of doing surgery she'd only seen one case where the cat could be helped. she wanted to euthanize him then, but i wasn't ready.

as long as he wasn't in pain, or suffering i wanted him to stay with us. somehow i thought a time would come when it would become obvious he was hurting, and i'd take him to the vet for the shot.

instead that never happened. he seemed to be happy with us, jumping up next to me, purring as i petting him. then this weekend, he just stopped eating, no vomiting, no diarrhea, just lying in one place - between my den and my daughter's bedroom.

barely moving, but didn't go downhill really till after my dd arrived. then the agonal breathing began and you could tell the end would come soom. two hours later he breathed his last.

gave him a bath, cut some of his fur to keep, then wrapped him in a flannel he loved to sit on, on the loveseat in the den. dh, dd and i went out to the front yard, under a tree he used to hide under, watching for birdies or the mailman. then he's meet our cars and walk to the mailbox with us.

dug a hole and buried our sweet billah. plan to get one of the either rock or metal cat figures to use as a headstone.

oh, i'm sure gonna miss him but at least he is not suffering or sick anymore, and can only hope he is in a better place. he deserves it. but i'm a mess. hate to cry - it always makes me feel like s*it. so, i sure could use some hugs right about now.

thanks.:crying2:

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{{{Weetzie}}} I'm so sorry to read about this. I have 5 kitties myself and have gone through this type of thing in the past. It's never easy. Just think about what a good life you gave him.

Hugzzz to you.....suzy

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omg mary....i can't stop crying.

what a lovely, heartfelt eulogy.

you couldn't have done anything more, to show how deeply billah was loved.

everyones' life was richer because of him (except for that poor snake)

from my heart to yours.

leslie xo

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Dear Weetzie

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((WEETZIE))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Please go to the

rainbowbridge.com

and click on the poem!!

I know how awful it is to lose a Beloved Pet!!

You know that you gave Billah a good life and you were with him when his end came! It sounds like you guys were great parents even in death!!

I know you'll be missing him!!

You have all my sympathy!!

Mary Ann

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{{{{{{{ weetziebat }}}}}}}

I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

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((((((((((Mary))))))))))

I'm so sorry you lost Billah.

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Thanks so much for the hugs, guys. You'll never know how appreciated they are. I miss him already.

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Oh, Mary, I am so sorry.........my heart literally hurts for you.:bluecry1: :bluecry1: :bluecry1:

Pets aren't like members of the family, they ARE family, and when they go a little piece of us goes with them. Some of the hardest moments of my own life have been when I had to say good-bye to a much-loved furbaby, so here are some huge ((((((((HUGS)))))))) to you.

May Billah be well and happy over the Rainbow Bridge.:angel2:

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(((((weetziebat))))

Wysiwyg (my cat) and I send you a big hug.

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, Weetzie!! It hurts so much!!! He stayed where he knew he was loved, and that's the best anyone can give a dear pet. Cry away, you're grieving, and we cry with you. (((((((((((( Weetzie )))))))))))

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