Tuesday, 14 March 2006

I had a pussycat called Patsy


We kept each other company for 15 years. I loved her very much. She was put to sleep yesterday.

I am told I am suffering now so that she could be spared more suffering. If that is so, I will bear it, but it hurts terribly.

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  1. I am so, so sorry, J. Slapping life for you, for working out the way it does.

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  2. I too, know how it hurts. My kitties are a big part of my life. It will get easier, and she was so lucky to have found her way to you. I'm sure she had a wonderful pampered life. I'm so sorry, hugs to you.

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  3. Tears in my eyes. That is a beautiful picture, thank you for sharing a little bit of Patsy with us. I'm so sorry you're hurting right now. The ache will ease and be replaced with wonderful memories. I am sure she's thanking you for sparing her further pain. ♥♥♥

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  4. I'm so sorry, J. Hurts a lot now, and forever a little. Try to be happy that we can do this for our animals. At the end, really , it is the only way we have left to love them.

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  5. Beautiful Patsy. I am so sorry you had to say good-bye. ((((J))))

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  6. I am so sorry, Bela. I cried when I read your post on MUA this morning. This is heartbreaking and know how much you must be hurting now. My deepest condolences.

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  7. So sorry about your dear kitty - I have been through myself more than once but it never gets any easier. At least she had you her whole life, and you made each other happy.

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  8. Sorry for your loss.She was a beauty.I feel very much for you.

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  9. what a beautiful cat. I went through something similar 18 months ago so I really feel for you

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  10. I'm so sorry J. That has got to be one of the hardest things to bear.
    Patsy was just lovely.

    hugs,
    Laura

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  11. I very much like the words you were given. I've been there too, with my beloved Moon (who reached age 17½). I wish you happy dreams of Patsy, and peaceful memories. She was gorgeous.

    [yeayapbq: what the dog thinks when the neighbors have a cookout]

    [as the transistor radio plays "rqwobn"]

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  12. My dad was a GP. He used to tell me how he felt worse when their cat died than when any of his patients died. I thought that was awful. Then many years later our cat died. :-(
    So sorry.

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  14. She was a good looking kitty.

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  15. Bela, I saw this today and thought of you. this is the only forum I know of to get it to you, so here you are. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11845568/site/newsweek/


    R

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  16. Looks like the end of that link didn't come through. The end is newsweek/

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  17. Dear J,

    I know exactly how painful it is to lose a beloved companion. You did the right thing for Patsy - you alleviated her suffering. My thoughts and love are with you during this painful time.

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  18. Dear J,
    Please take care and I will be thinking strong thoughts for you. If and when my little westies go I will be a mess. xoxoxox
    Cait

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and hope you are ok.

    (((hugs)))

    thalia

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  21. I just wanted to offer my condolences and sympathy on the loss of your beloved Patsy. I can only imagine your heartbreak and the void left by her passing. She was truly fortunate to have as loving and caring a mommy as you. Given the circumstances, you made the best decision. Anything else would have only prolonged the agony and pain she was in. Thank you also for sharing with us such a lovely picture of her. What luminous eyes! She was a beauty, indeed. {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

    /T.

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  22. Thank you all so much for your kind and comforting words. They are greatly appreciated.

    I am sorry for anyone who's had to go through this kind of pain. I know it will get easier in time... It has to.

    Patsy had such a sweet face. I fell in love with her, the day after I got her (as a tiny 2-month-old kitten), when she climbed on top of my computer and looked down at me: she was like a little gremlin, with a triangular face and absolutely enormous ears. I had wanted a proper tabby but had somehow acquired this badly mixed white cat with random patches of tabby and a pink nose (I didn't know I loved pink noses yet) and I was feeling a little disappointed, but she'd spent the night in a hole under the bookshelves at the bottom of my bed and uttered this pathetic, "Miaow, where am I?" when she'd woken up and then had discovered a mountain to climb... That was it.

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  23. Oh J, I am so sorry. I don't know what else to say. I'm so sorry.

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  24. She was such a beautiful cat. I'm more of a dog person, but your cat looked so intelligent and sensitive. Loss of a special soul. Sorry for you loss Bela.

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  25. K and T, thank you so much!

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  26. another hug for you, Bela.
    You took beautiful care of her always, right up to the end. What a sweet, knowing look she has in this picture. I grieve for you.

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  27. Thank you, F. I like that pic: she looks perky, interested, curious. That's how I want to remember her.

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  28. Dear J, I've just read this so am late in responding. I'm so very sorry about your Patsy. I remember your writing of her often over the past few years, so I have a sense of how much she meant to you. Our cat is dear to us, too, so from that point of view, I also understand some of the loss and sadness you are feeling. There's nothing I can do except send you love and I do.
    L

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  29. Thank you so much, L. The pain is a little less acute, but I still can't believe I'll never hear her purr again.

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