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August 6th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

My "baby" Captain peacefully went to sleep in the vet's office while I lovingly stroked his head. It is the one great gift we can give our pets, to have such a peaceful exit.

I made the decision after a terrible night. He was closed up in the bathroom with food, water and litter, per the vet's orders. I woke up at four to hear him wailing. He had knocked over all of them and was covered with wet, gummy kitty litter. Apparently he had stumbled and rolled around trying to do his business, and managed to upset everything.

I cleaned him up best I could. He still could not stand or walk. I only got him to drink by holding him above the water dish. So I made the decision to let him go -- not without a lot of tears.

I will miss him so much. I don't even mind the money I've spent, because this hurts more.

33 Responses to “He's gone”

  1. rachel021406 Says:

    Oh CB. I am so sorry for your loss. Its hard to let them go, but it is nice to know that he is out of pain. ((HUGS))

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry. ((HUGS))

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh, CB, I'm so sorry. You are right though -- that is a great gift, for you and for him. My Noodles is/was a young cat, but one thing that bothers me the most about him running away is that when he passes away (if he hasn't already), he might be alone and in pain in his last moments. I would like to know he went peacefully, surrounded by love, like Captain did.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    CB, I am so sorry. You did the right thing by not making your baby suffer, but you are suffering.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, so sorry. Frown

    Rest in peace, Captain.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I know it hurts, but you made the most loving decision possible. He is at peace now and has no pain. Hang in there.

  7. laura Says:


    Frown So sorry to hear this. Thankful that Captain is at peace, and prayers that will find peace. (hugs)

  8. Kiki Says:

    I am so sorry.

  9. mimaki Says:

    I'm so sorry CB... Even though you made the kindest and best choice, I know how it hurts when you have to make that decision for a beloved pet. Sending warm thoughts your way

  10. Mich Says:

    Cb. I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to u

  11. Butterscotch Says:

    I'm so sorry! It was the kindest thing to do. He couldn't have done it on his own. His suffering was the priority and you stopped it. Glad to hear he went peacefully in your arms. A better alternative than going into shock from pain or something else. Take care.

  12. scfr Says:

    I'm so very sorry for your pain.

  13. Pnwmom Says:

    I'm so sorry.....i know it hurts so bad....glad you were able to be with him as he went to the Rainbow Bridge. Hugs to you.

  14. PatientSaver Says:

    So sorry...you did the best you could. Hang in there. thoughts with you

  15. NJDebbie Says:

    ((HUGS))

  16. Stephanie Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  17. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  18. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Oh no! So sorry to hear this Frown

  19. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your very kind comments.

  20. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) May the memories and joy with Captain give you comfort in your time of grief.

  21. Ima saver Says:

    CB, I too am so sorry for your loss. I cry everytime I read about someone losing their pet. I know how much it hurts. I still miss all my babies.

  22. Tabs Says:

    Aww I'm sorry for your loss.

  23. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am so so sorry. We went through this just4 months ago and it was so tough. RIP lil Captain.

  24. Rachael777 Says:

    CB, so sorry for your loss too. You will miss that little guy. I run a cat rescue out in Naperville. if you find yourself looking for another little buddy.. let me know and we can find you another kitty friend. with the Savings Advice Blogger special promo discount, of course. Hang in there. Smile

  25. bluesfemme Says:

    Sorry for you and sorry for your kitty. He was loved out of life, the greatest gift we can give x

  26. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    {{{hugs}}} So sorry to hear this CB. Frown

  27. Miz Pat Says:

    I'm sorry to hear this. It is always hard to say goodbye to these little ones, but i know he was greatly loved and safe, and that makes you an Angel in my book.

    God bless

  28. klarose Says:

    So sorry. Frown I know exactly how hard it is to lose your cat baby. Wishing you healing for your heart.

  29. Dido Says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  30. My English Castle Says:

    Just saw this CB, and crying like a baby. It's so hard, even when you know it's right. Wishing you peace.

  31. Banker Gurl Says:

    So sorry for your loss. HUGS!!

  32. Looking Forward Says:

    I'm reading this late. So sorry!
    ((Hugs))

  33. PauletteG Says:

    Please accept my belated condolences. You're correct about peaceful exits being a gift. We'd do well to be mindful of that in our sorrow. Enjoy your happy memories of your friend.

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