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Started by K@, July 08, 2016, 17:30:56 pm

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K@

Had to say goodnight to Flossy, this afternoon.

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The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

Lisa

Awww kat, I'm truly sorry to hear that
♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪ For once in your lifetime will you, do what you want not what you have to. ♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪

K@

Hardest thing I've ever done and I've done this kinda thing way too many times.

But, her heart was going, her kidneys went ages ago and her liver was bad. Vet said that she had three weeks, tops, and she'd get a lot of pain, towards the end.

When my turn comes, I hope they're allowed to do the humane thing. Silly, how it's considered humane, with other animals, yet not humans, innit?

At least Floss knew she was loved. :)
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

fred

Gym?  Thought you said Gin.

Tâf

So sad, I'm not looking forward to losing ours.  :'(

K@

It's funny... It was my decision and I just hated myself for making it. But, given what I mentioned, I think I did the right thing. You know how cats can get under your skin? Flossy got WAY deeper. Just looking around the house and garden, so many things are Flossy's. Boxes, blanket thingies, toys, igloos and all sorts of things.

We want to get another one, quite soon, coz Tomas is going to spend his whole time trying to find Floss and he's going to pine like crazy. As our vet knows Tomas well, we asked her, coz you usually leave it a few weeks, don't you? She thinks getting another little girl, PDQ, would be for the best.

As the local animal sanctuary has an open-day, bit of a do, on Sunday, we'll go and take a look. Not with the intention of actually getting a cat... But, knowing the tricks they get up to, in order to get you to say "Oh, I'd better take this one, now..." we might end up with one. :)

At the moment, of course, we just feel numb. I keep thinking "Did I really have the right to make that decision?" and I doubt I'll ever know the answer.

One incredible kitty, was Flossum... If it's real, they're having one ding-dong of a party, about now, at the Rainbow Bridge. :)
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

Lisa

♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪ For once in your lifetime will you, do what you want not what you have to. ♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪

fred

Quote from: K@ on July 08, 2016, 18:55:15 pm


I keep thinking "Did I really have the right to make that decision?" and I doubt I'll ever know the answer.




You saved Flossie from inevitable pain.  That has to be a plus.

Last I heard RSPCA were demanding a minimum donation of £50 for allowing me to re home a dog.  I was going to do them a favour.  I told the salaried functionary in the large, newly built office block that the RSPCA seemed to have changed from a society looking after animals to a society looking after itself.
Gym?  Thought you said Gin.

K@

Ta, Lissy. :)

Yeah, they want fifty quid, for a cat. But, that includes them having their jabs, being done and microchipping. So, it's not quite so bad. Got to pay their staff and pay for vans and the associated MOT, repairs and crap.

I prefer local sanctuaries, myself, though. Ours is in a beautiful setting, too, right by the Bridgewater. They're chronically short of funds, of course. So, we'll slip them a few quid.
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

Izzy

So sorry to hear that, Kat.  :hug2:

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K@

Ta, Iz.

I'm happy that she's not hurting. But, I don't half miss her.
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

Ian

   Aww, sorry to hear this, Kat.
HPBG!

K@

Ta, matey.

If anyone within reach has the temerity to say "It was just a cat", I'll lump 'em one.

The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

El

So sorry, been there myself a fair few times xxxxx and it's never "just a cat. Fish. Dog.  Bird etc" it's a beloved pet .
We have rehomed two of our past dogs, last one almost 18yrs ago and they charged 70 pounds at the animal shelter . I paid it no problem. He was chipped, castrated , wormed and vaccinated. I think it also shows commitment to the animal.
P'S. K@ , she was a beauty and obviously well loved. You did the final kindness for her.

K@

Ta, El. :)

I don't think the guilt will ever leave me, no matter how right I think it was, along with Jane and Claire (Our vet).

She and her nurse were in tears, too, funnily enough.
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse