Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Goodbye Jadey-Bear!


Today was a rough day for my family. I had to take our oldest cat to the vet to be put to sleep. She had a horrible tumor and at almost 19 years old the veterinarian said that it was time to say goodbye. My husband has had her since she was very young and this has been a hard time for him, but he knows that it was for the best. Sleep well sweet Jade!


19 comments:

Candace said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I know it is like losing a loved member of the family.

Jeanne said...

Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about Jade. It is one of the most difficult things a pet owner has to do. I hope the many memories bring some comfort in the weeks ahead.

Amanda said...

Beth, what a sad day. As Jeanne said, it's one of the most difficult things you have to do, but it's also a blessing to be able to do it and ease an animal's suffering. I have had to put several of my loved cats to sleep over the years and it is hard. I hope you've got lots of lovely photographs of Jade to help you remember her.

Sarah Nopp said...

I am sorry for your loss Beth. I will give my old-man-cat extra love today.

Gina said...

I'm sorry Beth.

The decision to put a pet to sleep is one of the hardest decisions to make. Just be comforted by the fact that there is no more pain and discomfort.

love and hugs xxx

Morbida said...

Oh,Beth I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and family.

swooze said...

Awww Beth I am so sorry. Hugs to you. Was Jade your neck wrap kitty?

Patti said...

Sending cyber hugs and prayers. I'm so sorry. Have an idea how you feel. It's been almost two weeks now since we had to make that decision about our dog Shadow, who we'd had for almost 17 years. Like us, I'm sure it will be a while before you stop coming home and expeciting your kitty to be there. Cherish all the good memories - as I'm sure you do.

Smiles! Becca said...

So very sorry.Hugs to you and your family.

Griele said...

I am sorry for your loss. Having to put a pet down is never and easy thing to get through.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Hugs BFF....... I know it is tough. Give Eric a hug for me.

Nancy

Karol-Ann said...

It is always such a sad time when part of the family has to go. Poor Kitty, I'm sure she will be missed so much.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So sad...it's so hard losing a family pet. My thoughts are with all of you. (((hugs))

Connie said...

I am so sorry for your loss--but try to remember that you did your very best for your pet through all her days and most importantly at the end. It's so sad to lose such a dear friend and member of the family--I hope you and your husband cling to the good memories and that your hearts heal as time goes on.

Amelia said...

Our furry friends are so special...I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Will you be getting another kitty?

Amelia

Suzan said...

Sorry for your family's loss. I know how difficult this time is for all concerned.

Julie said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Our pets become such an integral part of our lives. In time you will only remember the happy times.

Rhonda said...

Pets are truly a part of the family. My German Shepard...Trigger died 20 years ago but I still think about all the silly things he did and how he'd wait for me to come home from work......Yes....sleep well little kitty.
Take care.

Shelly said...

I am so sorry. I know what you are going through.