Sunday, January 26, 2020

No Wrap Up Today - Just Sad

I won't be doing the weekly wrap up today, I am just not in the mood.
Yesterday was such a sad day.  My sweet beautiful baby (8 yrs) Lilly crossed the rainbow bridge.


She had been being very picky the past couple weeks about her food.  Nothing, including tuna, was satisfying.  She was not eating much, wet or dry.
I went this week and bought every type of treat I could find and several different kinds of wet food, to no avail.
She continued being her sweet self - playing with Coogy and her toys, jumping up on couch and bed, wanting combed, talking and talking - just normal, except not eating much.
Finally Saturday morning when I got up, she didn't jump up and run in to me.  I petted her and talked to her and then she finally got up.  She hadn't ate for almost 2 days.
I called the Vet and of course they weren't open.  I took her to the emergency vet service.

They ran every test they could - not good.  I had no idea she had so many medical issues.  She never displayed them.  Hugely enlarged liver, partially collapsed lung, asthma, pneumonia, fluid around the lungs, super low white cell count, and heart failure.
She just didn't want to eat - otherwise she acted normal every day.  I was so shocked.

They said they could poke, prod, tube, and perhaps surgery - but probably could do nothing to help, due to liver and heart problems.  NO!  I could not do that to her.  Poor baby.
I told them no and she passed right then in my arms.
I sat and cuddled her for about 2 hours in the vets office while waiting on results.  In 8 years she had NEVER EVER let us cuddle her like that, so I knew she was ill at that point.  I got to talk to her, hold her, and love her one on one - it was special.
They let me sit with her as long as I needed.  They were very kind people - all so sweet.

Coogy keeps walking around looking for her.  Every noise he hears - he looks up and around.  He sure snuggled a lot with me last night.  This morning he woke me with tons of kisses, soft pats on the face and hugs (more than usual).

Lilly mourned Glen for so long and so hard, I have to think she is with him now in heaven.  Yes, I do believe animals go to heaven - God made us all.
I will sure miss her.  Her short little legs, her tiny head and big chubby body and curly belly.  Her talking to me all the time - I swear we had conversations.  She used intonations that sounded like she was truly answering me.  Her begging to get combed.  Her racing me into the kitchen every morning for breakfast.  Her loving to get under my bed covers.  Watching her lay in the sunshine in the front door and her watching and chattering to birds and squirrels.  She would get so excited.
She loved everyone and wanted to know them and love on them.

I will miss you my little short stuff.  You were such a good baby girl.  I love you so much.
My tears are flowing - so I will close for now.


Tomorrow I will do wrap up.
Blessings to each of you.  Love your family and your babies.



34 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry Cheryl. She was beautiful, just beautiful. It seems as though to me that Cats don't display when they are sick till they are very sick so don't feel bad at all. I'm glad you were able to enjoy her for so long.

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  2. So sorry. Such a beautiful kitty - I know how hard it is when we lose our dearest pets.

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  3. Oh Cheryl, I am so sorry. It's so hard to lose a pet because they are just like family. My heart goes out to you.

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  4. Cheryl, Hugs to you Sweetie. I remember when we lost our Minnie, our siamese kitty, it's so heartbreaking.

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  5. I am so so sorry. Such a beautiful kitty, and such a sweet personality.
    Sending hugs.

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  6. Such a pretty girl! I do love a cat who's a "talker"--they try so hard to get us to understand their language.

    Cheryl, I am so sorry that Lily has passed. It's a blessing that you were able to love on her and help her leave. I am sure she has found Glen and they are together again. It's so hearbreaking when a pet leaves us.

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  7. I am very sorry to hear about poor Lilly. Sending love and hugs.

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  8. Cheryl, I'm crying with you sweetheart! I'm sure Glen has her to hold now. He will take care of her for you until you are all together again. Life goes on, but sometimes it seems so hard to be the one left here on earth. Know you are in my heart and my prayers today and always. Sharon.

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  9. So sorry to hear about your beloved kitty. I too believe animals go to heaven so I am sure she and your Glen are reunited and looking out for you from above. XXXXX

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  10. A big hug to you Cheryl. So sorry for your loss. Yes, for sure, Glen now has Lilly with him.

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  11. Am so sorry. They are like family aren't they.

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  12. So sorry, I am crying reading this. I feel so bad for you. I wish I was there to comfort you my friend.

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  13. Oh my...your heart has to be breaking! Our pets are our family too!! I am sending you a huge hug! Mourn as you must...but know your readers love you and care about you!!

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  14. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Lily. I've lost a number of cats over the years, and every time it is like losing a close friend. Charlie is @16 years old, and when she passes we have said no more pets. Charlie sleeps next to me at night and 'talks' to me, too. ((hugs))

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  15. My sympathies for Lily's crossing the rainbow bridge. She had a good life and you were able to be with her until the end. Over the past 5 years, our three geriatric cats (16-19 years old) have died. I miss each of them nearly every day.

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  16. My heart hurts for you. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. I'm so sorry. For the loss of your fur baby. Every one we love is a gift from God,they are given and to him they return. Praying for him to heal your broken heart. Know in your heart no kitty was ever loved as much as Lily.

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  17. So sorry Cheryl about your sweet kitty ! Our kitty left us last year at this time and still miss her so much ...hugs , prayer and much love Gaila in the NW

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  18. My sincere sympathy Cheryl. Our fur babies are just as dear to us as any other member of our family. I hope your memories will be of comfort to you in the days ahead.

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  19. So sorry for your loss Cheryl. Our four legged friends are so much a part of our lives that when they go it hurts. Prayers.

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  20. So sorry for the loss of your beloved fur baby.

    God bless.

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  21. Oh Cheryl I'm so sorry about your sweet Lilly.

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. Losing a fur baby is so hard. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

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  23. What a sweet girl! And beautiful. You're such a good fur-mommy and I know she realized how much you loved her. Praying for peace for your heart this week.

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  24. I'm so sorry for your loss. I truly believe she's with your husband. Imagine that reunion.

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  25. I’m so sorry Cheryl. I like to think we will see our precious pets in heaven too. 💕

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  26. Cheryl,

    I am so sorry of your loss. Lilly is now healthy and with your love ones in heaven.

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  27. My sincere sympathy on the loss of your furry family member. My heart breaks for you.

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  28. It is so hard to loose a dear pet.

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  29. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Lilly. It sounds as though she went peacefully and full of your hugs and love! You can't ask for anything better than that! I'm sending you prayers and hugs during this difficult time!

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  30. Thank you all so much - you are all so special and dear. Your words mean so much.
    I love you all.

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  31. So very sorry you've lost such a special kitty. She was lucky to have you two for her parents. Big hug!!😪

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  32. Oh dear Cheryl, I am so, so sorry. This makes me want to cry too.

    Yes, I believe our pets go to Heaven. I volunteer at the nursing home from time to time and one of the middle aged men there because of a physical disability from a car accident shared when he was in the horrible car accident and left for dead, the first thing he saw was all of his dogs he had ever had as pets coming to greet him. The EMT team brought him back but he will always remember the first sight he saw,his beloved dogs.

    I know for me, it breaks my heart when we lose one of our fur children...It's so, so hard.

    You are in my prayers Cheryl. (((hugs)))

    Love, Amelia

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    1. Thank you. That story is so comforting.
      Blessings

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