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RIP Iggy

September 17th, 2021 at 02:42 pm

Yesterday was the day that had to come.  I had to have Iggy put down.  The fluids helped for a long time, but eventually his health declined to the point where I felt it was kinder to him to let him go, rather than prolong his agony.  I was a blubbering fool all day yesterday, but today I am feeling better.  It helps to know that I did the right thing for him, even though it was so hard for me.

It was $150 to have this done at my vet's office.  She couldn't have been more supportive or more caring toward Iggy.  I know he felt no fear.  It was just another vet visit for him, and now he has peacefully gone to a place where there is no more pain.

I will miss him so much, though.

20 Responses to “RIP Iggy”

  1. Wink Says:

    I'm so sorry CB. (((Hugs)))

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have never had to do this, but I know it was heartbreaking for you to let go of him. I am sending you virtual hugs and love. Be kind to yourself and do not doubt you did him a kindness.

  3. FocusedinmyForties Says:

    Oh CB, I am so sorry. He was beautiful! I am biased, he looks identical to my Mischa - she is a Russian Blue, do you know if he was too? Sending you hugs.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He is a lovely cat and probably a super dear friend.

  5. Lots of ideas Says:

    CB, I am so sorry for your loss.

    You and Iggy enriched each other’s lives.

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, I'm so sorry. It is a hard task. Iggy was a beautiful cat. RIP, Iggy. {{hugs}}

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry. That's a hard, hard thing to go through.

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    So sorry for your loss CB! Iggy was a gorgeous grey cat just like my Gemma. It’s always such a shame our animal friends don’t have the life spans we humans do. You were kind to him to end his suffering and I am sure he would have been so absolutely thankful to have such a loving owner as yourself for the great life you gave him. Glad you had safe travels over the rainbow bridge Iggy, {{hugs}} to you CB.

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  10. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, all. I do truly appreciate your kindness.

    As to whether he was a Russian Blue -- the rescue organization from which I adopted him told me that he was -- but I think they were just guessing from appearance. He had yellow eyes, not green, and his coat was not particularly heavy. Also you could see the shadow of stripes in his tail. But he may have had a Russian Blue ancestor! He was a beauty. Less so, as his health failed, so thanks for reminding me how lovely he was!

  11. latestart Says:

    CB so sorry for your loss.

  12. Laura S. Says:

    I am sorry for your loss CB.

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  14. terri77 Says:

    I’m so very sorry for you losing Iggy.

  15. Brunette Says:

    I'm so sorry! That is always hard!

  16. starfishy Says:

    Aw, so sorry to hear about your beloved Iggy. I will miss reading your stories about him. Thanks for sharing the photo; for some reason I also pictured him as being big and fluffy and white with black and brown markings. He was a beauty!

  17. Dido Says:

    CB, he was a beauty. I am so sorry for your loss, but glad you are at peace with it. May his memory be a blessing. Hugs.

  18. rob62521 Says:

    So very sorry. My heart hurts for you.

  19. CB in the City Says:

    Again, thank you. You guys are the best.

  20. FrugalTexan75 Says:


    I'm just now seeing this. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    We had to say goodbye to our Sammy cat this summer. Even when you know it's for their own good, it is hard to let go. {{{hugs}}}

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