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I really need my kitty back. ( not a nice thread)

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HadABadDay2014 Fri 14-Mar-14 23:40:53

I really miss her much I can't put away her bed, her food bowls still have water and food in them, her toys are still scattered around the house.

I just want her back ( not possible she has been PTS due to kidney failure )

My children are devastated and still wide awake.

How can I make this pain go away

HadABadDay2014 Fri 14-Mar-14 23:41:28

For is all

CoffeeTea103 Fri 14-Mar-14 23:42:46

Sorry to hear op sadthanks

YouTheCat Fri 14-Mar-14 23:44:33

Aw sad It takes time. Lots of time. x

PomBearWithAnOFRS Fri 14-Mar-14 23:45:04

sad I'm sorry for your loss - you need to give yourself time to grieve for her. Pets are just as much a part of the family as people and it hurts when we lose them. I know nothing will be any comfort right now, when it's all still so raw, but she is at peace now, and has no more pain, it is just so damn hard for you left behind sad
Gentle hugs for you and the children OP sad

HadABadDay2014 Fri 14-Mar-14 23:50:05

Thank you all

bochead Sat 15-Mar-14 00:03:54

Volunteer in some way at an animal shelter - knowing your pet had a good innings when so many don't is strangely comforting. (Even if it's just to donate her bowls and bedding etc)

thecatneuterer Sat 15-Mar-14 00:11:38

Unfortunately bochead the OP's cat didn't have a good innings, which makes it so much worse.

I don't think there's anything anyone can say at the moment to make things any better. I'm very upset that this has happened to your poor little girl - as are all The Litter Tray regulars. Our thoughts are with you.

SummerRain Sat 15-Mar-14 00:13:14

Oh Had sad I'm so sorry.

It breaks your hear to lose them when they've been such a huge part of your life but as time goes by it really does help the healing process to know they were loved and had the best life you could give them.

The kids will be ok in a few days, and the pain will fade for you as well but be prepared for it to creep up on all of you at odd moments.

In some ways the best way to heal is to invite another cat into your lives, you don't miss the lost cat any less but having another cat to love and care for does blunt the pain

splasheeny Sat 15-Mar-14 00:15:45

I'm sorry to hear that.

Having to put an animal to sleep is terrible. I have had to do it once and the guilt I felt was immense, even though I knew there was no choice (poor animal was heamorrhaging from cancer).

Time will heal.

TalkieToaster Sat 15-Mar-14 00:18:17

It doesn't matter how long you had her; you loved her, she was yours and now she's gone. You can't make the pain go away and you shouldn't try right now. It's real grief and I've grieved more for animals than I have for some humans I've known.

Look at photos of her, talk about her with your children and remember what you loved best about her and eventually you'll smile without wanting to cry too.

randomfemale Sat 15-Mar-14 00:25:44

So sorry to hear this. ~We lost our darling boy 4 years ago and now have not one but ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''four cats - that is how much we loved that scamp. One bloody cat would not suffice to replace him ( also have a rescue dog too) we live in a fuckin zoo grin

HadABadDay2014 Sat 15-Mar-14 00:30:19

Got my son crying ATM ( with DH as I can't stop him) i am trying to be positive but it's so hard.

TalkieToaster Sat 15-Mar-14 00:32:22

Let him cry. Show him it's ok to be sad. It's horrible, but there is nothing wrong with being upset. Tell him how upset you are too.

PansOnFire Sat 15-Mar-14 00:53:20

I'm so sorry OP, I really am.

Firstly, you need to let your DS cry because that's the way he needs to let it all out. Then you need to give yourself an hour (in the bathroom, with a pillow if you think it might make your DS more upset) to just cry, get it all out. It doesn't go away if you hold back, it just builds up.

It's hard, I'm welling up just replying to you as we lost our young dog to an accident a year ago. It still hurts, the sadness is still raw. It does get a little easier as you look back on the memories, they will eventually become memories which make you all smile (through tears a lot of the time) instead of overwhelmed with sadness. But it all takes time. You need to find some distractions for the times that would have been most prominent with the kitty such as feeding time and this might help you to manage the early days.

Time is a great healer.

TidyDancer Sat 15-Mar-14 00:57:21

I'm very sorry for your loss. sad thanks

Plateofcrumbs Sat 15-Mar-14 01:19:51

Losing pets is horrible, I'm so sorry OP.

A good cry is cathartic. When we lost our cat we spent some time going through pictures and talking about her - a bit of a wake. Definitely helped.

Losing a pet can be particularly difficult as in general people expect you to just be able to carry on, but you're grieving a very real loss. We lost our girl early on a weekday morning and getting through a day in the office was genuinely tough. I didn't tell anyone at work about for weeks as I couldn't talk about it without sobbing.

Three years later I can still find myself welling up about it, but the raw grief stage passed quickly.

We had our girl cremated and we keep her ashes and a photo on a shelf in the house - am sure visitors think it's a bit nuts but I don't care!

Big hugs for you and your family and hope you'll be ready to welcome another furry family member into your lives soon.

britbat Sat 15-Mar-14 01:26:52

This might help:

PolterGoose Sat 15-Mar-14 09:02:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mogz Sat 15-Mar-14 09:20:49

I'm so sorry you lost your kitty, sending big hugs to you all.
Did you have her insured? Some pet insurance companies offer a bereavement line, I used it when I lost my house bunny and found it very helpful.

Lilicat1013 Sat 15-Mar-14 09:22:49

I am so very sorry for your loss, it will get easier over time although it doesn't feel that way right now. Sending a hug x

harriet247 Sat 15-Mar-14 09:28:02

Big old hug x you just have to remind yourself that your family gave her a wonderful life and she was well loved by all of you, and she will have known that too. Maybe you can plant a little tree or flowers for her for the children as a nice pretty thing to see, and to get you out and about today xx

hiddenhome Sat 15-Mar-14 09:29:29

Perhaps you could think about getting another cat. There's always lots of rescue kitties who are in need of a loving home.

It's not a replacement, but might help to fill that kitty shaped hole in your heart. It also cheers you up to see them running around and playing.

Sorry for your loss thanks

Marylou62 Sat 15-Mar-14 09:46:02

I know it's not for everyone and it just happened but we got another kitten only 2 days after our beloved cat was PTS for liver cancer. I was at a friends crying about him, saying his bowl, pillow etc were still out and there was a cat sized place on the sofa. She mentioned that next door had a kitten that was ready to go. I am not joking, he was the spit of George.... he put his little paw on my face. I went home as thought it was wrong... but couldn't stop thinking of where this kitten would go/what sort of life it would have, and being responsible loving cat owners, I had to give him this chance of a life with us. He came home with us that evening and although it did cause some stress with youngest DS 9 years old (HE was sad that we felt we could replace George so quickly) 7 years later, Dylan is 'his cat' now and sleeps with him. Not for everyone I know, but we still remember George. AND.....really odd, we have a big garden and Dylan always suns himself on Georges grave. Big hugs for you all and it shows how much a part of your life they were.

KittensoftPuppydog Sat 15-Mar-14 09:53:58

I think that the best tribute to an animal is to get another one, maybe not straight away, but I see it as putting something back when the animal who died gave you such pleasure. So many cats need homes.

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