Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rainbow Bridge

I am very sad tonight, as I had to make an incredibly difficult decision today.  Our sweet outdoor boy Teegy went over the Rainbow Bridge.

I finally caught him to take him to the vet, after he injured his foot.  I could see he had an infection, and he was in pain, you could tell.  The vet said his little immune system must have been compromised already (maybe feline leukemia - not sure), and the infection raged through his body.
I could have had his back leg amputated, but they didn't feel confident that even that drastic measure would save him.  They said the infection would eventually cause his death.

He was such a good boy going to the vet and all the while they examined him.  They had to drug him to totally clean his foot, so he was sleeping already when they euthanized him.  I got to pet him and hold him and talk to him and kiss him. 
We are having him cremated.
I have only had to make that horrible decision twice in my life, and would never wish it on any fur baby parent.

I know he is now healthy and not in pain anymore.  That is a comfort.
I sure will miss my handsome boy. 
We were blessed to have him for 8 years.


Run free and play big boy!
We love you.

17 comments:

  1. So sorry Cheryl. I know how much you loved him by this beautiful post.

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  2. I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a favorite pet. Nancy

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  3. Oh Cheryl, I'm so sorry. Our pets are loved just like family and it hurts terribly when we lose them. ❤

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  4. Cheryl, I'm so sorry you had to go through that. We have had to go through that too recently ourselves.

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I know you have and it is just horrible. No one should have to make those decisions.
      HUGS

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  5. {{{{Hugs and prayers}}}} I completely understand.

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  6. I am glad you were able to get him to the vet, cleaned up, and evaluated, even though it meant sending Teegy on to the Rainbow Bridge. Had he not had your care and love, his death would have been horrible. Thank you Cheryl for taking such loving care of Teegy.

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    1. Aaahh thank you for those sweet words. I just keep reliving the day and it's horrible.
      That is what the doctor said too.
      I love taking care of all my babies.

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  7. Cheryl,
    I am so sorry about Teegy. I am glad he let you catch him and get the care he needed. Such a hard thing to do. You are such a wonderful pet parent. Prayers and big hugs.
    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much.
      I love all animals, but my babies are special.

      Everyone is so kind.

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  8. Oh Cheryl, I cried reading this. (((((HUGS)))) I am so sorry that you had to make that very hard decision for your precious Teegy.

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I have shed many tears in the last week.
      He is not hurting or suffering now - that I know.

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