My cat died :(

My cat Teddy of 12 13 years (Ooops, miscalculated! We had him since he was 8 months old) took his last breath yesterday afternoon.


We just found out on Tuesday that he had a golf ball size tumor in his stomach and a heart murmur and quickly started to deteriorate after his vet visit that day, but we had an idea that we didn't have much time with him a few months ago when he started losing a lot of weight and became very skinny. He stopped eating a couple of days before his trip to the vet and kept getting weaker and weaker as the hours went by. The night before he died I decided we should put him to sleep the following night because he started looking miserable just laying on the floor and barely being able to move. It hurt to watch him. I had hoped he would die in the "comfort" of his own home so we didn't have to disturb him, which thankfully he did with me right by his side.


Just some background on how he became apart of our family:


Teddy was the pet that connected me from my childhood to adulthood. When my mom took me to the Humane Society to pick out a cat, my only goal was to find one that was black. And even though he was scared of everything, I wanted HIM.


I've had about 10 cats total throughout my life (including the 2 I still have now). Out of ALL these cats, Teddy was the only one I had a choice in. All the rest were random by either finding them or someone giving them to us. Teddy was the one I wanted specifically. And he was also the one cat I've had for this long period of time because the rest either ran away, were hit by cars, or had to be put to sleep. So not only did I lose a pet but I lost a big part of my life.


 


Teddy in his healthier days:


My cat Teddy of photo 2409873-1


Me with Teddy the night we found out about his condition. He kept coming up to me and sat in my lap. I think this was one of the last times I got to hear him purr:


My cat Teddy of photo 2409873-2

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm
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I am so sorry to hear about your cat :( My thoughts are with you during this hard time :(

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm
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oh, I remember you posting about his health, I am so sorry he is gone. If you need anything, feel free to message me, I just lost my kitty too, and know a bit of what you're going through (we have very similar stories :( )


My heart goes out to you, and your family.

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm
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Thank you. I'm also sorry to hear about your kitty aggiebride, I remember reading that on my other post as well. It's never easy to lose a pet.


I'm actually holding up a lot better than I thought I would but I feel that it may not have actually hit me that he's gone yet. That may come later, which I dread.

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm
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:(
I'm so sorry for your loss. This broke my heart to read.
((hugs))
Posted on October 31, 2010 at 6:32 am
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I'm so sorry! we will keep you in our thoughts!

Posted on October 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm
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I am so sorry! I know how terrible this is to go threw, we had to put my cat who was almost 17 down and it is just a horrible thing. Stay strong, and remember all the wonderful times you had with him. BIG HUGS!xxoo

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 4:49 am
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:'0(...I'm sorry

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 5:13 am
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I am so sorry for your loss!  We had to say goodbye to our kitty a few weeks ago (details in bio), but at least he is still alive :)  ((hugs))

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm
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Thanks everyone! I know its one of the downfalls of having a pet but doesn't make it any easier. I'm just trying to remember the happy times that we had all those years and enjoy the 2 cats I still have now while I can. And I'm sorry to all of you who have lost a pet at any point in your life as well.


@bellabride: You must have taken very good care of your cat for him to live as long as he did :)





Posted on November 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm
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I am so sorry to hear. IT is so terrible. I never want to think about losing any of my furkids.

Posted on November 4, 2010 at 11:14 am

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