I am so sad..I had to put my cat Cody to sleep this morning.....

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   Posted 12/19/2005 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Last week he started not acting himself...very sluggish etc...I took him to vet
on Saturday morning and he said I had a very sick cat. Something with the liver...
the whites of his eyes were very yellow. They took blood to run a cbc panel.
By this morning he couldnt even walk. I had to carry him everywhere.
The Dr. called this morning ...Without doing more tests, the Dr said it was liver and
 kidney failure and probably Lymphoma.
I am so sad. I miss him already....
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 12/19/2005 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'am so sorry to hear about your cat. My Gizmo went to kitty heaven in July as I was going through chemo. Poor thing had breast cancer too. I swore I would never get another, but ending up adopting a little boy last month. He will never take her place, but I'am beginning to love him just as much. He must have had a good life, I can see you cared about him very much.
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   Posted 12/19/2005 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Cathi: I am sending you lots of hugs. I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. I know that you are hurting and missing him already. Our pets become such an important part of our family life and are always there for us - no matter what kind of mood we are in. I can tell that you loved him very much.



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   Posted 12/19/2005 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Cathi, I am so sorry. I know it hurts terribly when we loose a pet. I am giving {{{{HUGS}}}} to you dear friend.
L&H, Gail
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   Posted 12/19/2005 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Cathi - my condolances. There is nothing like a stretched out furry stomach to pet when you are down. I know that some people (not pet owners) that would shake their head at mourning over a pet, but they really are wonderful companions. My step father calls them fur people.
My heart goes out to you.

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   Posted 12/19/2005 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Cathi, I am so sorry. It's amazing how our pets become such central figures in our lives. One of my kitties was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago and I know he won't be with us much longer. God's only mistake with animals is giving them such a short life-span. My thoughts are with you.
Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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   Posted 12/19/2005 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Cathi. I'm so sorry. Can't help crying at the thought of your having to say bye to Cody. What a dear companion you had. Our pets are not just animals but members of our families. I know you're going to miss this member of your family.


Much love,

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   Posted 12/19/2005 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Cath, I'm so sorry you had to put your beloved Cody down.  I loved corresponding with him and waiting for his purr of approval.  Thank you for sharing your Cody.  I will miss him.  Gentle Hugs, Libby
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   Posted 12/19/2005 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Iam so sorry to hear about your furry friend, I have to say I can feel your pain. I have 2 miniature schnauzers and a cat and they are NOT pets they are family. I cried when I read your post, you have lost a dear friend.
Lots of hugs to you.

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   Posted 12/19/2005 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Cathi,  I am so sorry about your dear cat.  You will be in my prayers that your loss will not bring too heavy a time of mourning.  You did a loving thing for him.  He is waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge.  Love to you.



Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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   Posted 12/19/2005 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am from another forum (another disease) but your headline caught my eye today. So, with respect, I would like to send my sympathies.
Two weeks ago today we had to put our 2 yr old cat, Buckles, to sleep. He suffered from an intercranial disorder (possibly a tumor or genetic neurological disorder). I still miss him so much, especially at night, but find comfort in knowing that we gave him the best possible home and the most love that any kitty could have ever wanted. I know he is in a better place and is no longer tortured by a devastating illness, and the same goes for your Cody. If someone had told me 2 years ago that I could have that cute little kitty, but he would only live for 2 short years, I wouldn't have changed a thing. In a way, I know that we enrich their lives too. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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   Posted 12/19/2005 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh, Cathi.....Tavish and I are so sad for your loss. Pets love us unconditionally, more than a person can it seems....we all know how sad you are. So sorry....Cody had a good life and you were blessed to have him, and he was very lucky to have you too.

Sending you extra hugs-

Lori & Tavish

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   Posted 12/20/2005 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not a pet owner, I am too allergic to cats and most dogs, but I do understand the loss you are feeling. It is far too sad when you lose something that means so much. Cats are so independent and dogs seem to always wag their tails whatever happens. They know when you're down and when you're ill. They also let you know when they don't want to be bothered.

You're in my prayers, as always, and so is Cody right now. You'll hook up again, you know. He won't ever be replaced but, if you can find it in your heart, I'm sure there's another wee kitten out there who needs you.

Broken hearts do mend, Sis. Why not help the mending process with another animal that may need to mend, too? Your heart is just too big to close the pet door.

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   Posted 12/20/2005 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Cathi, so sorry about your cat. Pets are so loved and will be missed. How are you? Miss you.

Happy Holidays

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   Posted 12/20/2005 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really sorry for your loss.  I hope your Cody is out of pain now.  I hope you find other comforts for yourself.  I hope you adopt another one, because I'm sure you would make a great caretaker for a cat.
Thinking of you,
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   Posted 12/20/2005 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
(((Cathi))) It is never easy no matter how sick the pet. I am so sorry you have had to part with Cody, especially at this time of the year. Hugs, Lauri
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   Posted 12/20/2005 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so very sorry for your loss. I almost lost Wren last spring. She is getting older and on daily heart medicine. It's just she and I and I know that I'll have to part with her someday, or she with me, but I do believe that there are animals in Heaven and I hope to meet her again. I really do think so Cath! I'm going to watch the special on Heaven tonight and I'll see if anyone mentions this. I know what it means to have them during our treatments and mine has waited for me to come home from the hospital so many times. I think God has a special place in Heaven for our chemo friends.
How are you, Cathi! Are you working? If so, I hope it is going well.
Lots of love and hugs to you, Friends always, Di

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   Posted 12/20/2005 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Cathi,

I am so sorry to hear about Cody.  It is never easy to lose a pet who holds such a large piece of our hearts.  2005 has not been kind to me where my cats are concerned.  Edgar died suddenly in February and then Chipmunk and Mercedes within a week of each other in October.  I am sending you lots of furry hugs and whisker kisses to help ease your broken heart.  L&H, Christi

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   Posted 12/21/2005 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Cathi,
I am sending you special {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}.  Sure hope that they help you.
So sorry for the loss of Cody.  It is so hard saying goodbye to those sweet little pets that have meant so much to us.
God Bless,
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   Posted 12/21/2005 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Cathi, I am SO sorry about your baby.  Losing a pet is so hard, especially when we depend on them.  They are so loving and such a comfort.  My boys are just lights in my life.
You take care of yourself.
Love and hugs...

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   Posted 12/22/2005 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this.  I know how hard it is.  I had to do the same to my cat (the first time ever) 2 years ago.  It was very hard and I cried and cried.  She was our baby.  Have you heard of the poem Rainbow Bridge?  It's very touching regarding our furry friends when we lose them.
L & H,

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   Posted 12/22/2005 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Cathi, I am so sorry I did not see this until tonight. We called as soon as we read this. I want you to know our hearts go out to you. You know we are animal lovers and wish we could be there for you. Love and Hugs to you, our friend.

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