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My cat passed away last night...

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KittieCat Mon 05-Aug-13 08:59:20

My amazing 19 year old moggy died just before midnight last night. I'm devastated and feel utterly bereft. She was my best friend and had been since I met her16 years ago.

She'd used lots of her nine lives, having gone missing for 6.5 weeks many years back, but thanks to an extensive search and poster campaign we found her. She then went through two years of chemo and came out the other side but this time she was out of luck.

Trying to be as normal as possible for DS who is 2.5. Not wholly successful...

No idea what we'll say to him when he realises she's not around. Any age appropriate suggestions? Don't want to scare him into thinking if you're unwell then this is what happens, but equally don't want to lie that she's gone to live on a farm etc...

It's shit. I miss her.

SunshineBossaNova Fri 09-Aug-13 11:37:48


I'd also recommend Ease pet bereavement charity for online support. They have been amazing with my boy's death from cancer, and my other boy's illness and my fear of his death.

Maud2011 Fri 09-Aug-13 18:57:43

Thanks SunshineBossaNova.

KittieCat Fri 09-Aug-13 20:18:25

Thanks for the advice Maud and I'm terribly sorry to hear about your boy. That is completely how I feel, doing the simplest thing seems to take me forever, that's after it's already taken me forever to get round to doing it. The worst of it is when we've lost animals before she's alway been around and a massive source of comfort sadly this time she's not here when I need her most.

I think a call to the Blue Cross or Ease (thanks sunshine) might be just what I need to do.

SunshineBossaNova Fri 09-Aug-13 21:07:18



KittieCat Sat 10-Aug-13 08:31:35

That's great, thanks sunshine.

tabbycat15 Sat 10-Aug-13 13:19:14

So sorry to hear that. We lost Dotty last Nov & we still miss her so much. She was 15 & had pancreatitis.
We had her cremated & made a special box of all our things. Our vets sent us a pet loss pack. There was a lovely poem called Rainbow Bridge. It made me cry reading it but it was a comfort. We got some sunflower seeds to plant, her paw print, some pot pourri & candles. We planted a rose in a pot & called it Dotty's rose. Maybe you could plant something with DS to remember her.

KittieCat Sat 10-Aug-13 15:10:10

Thanks, Tabby. I would like to plant something but I am crap with plants and think it'd probably upset me again when it inevitably dies due to my lack of ability to keep plants alive!

I've seen Rainbow Bridge and the sentiment is lovely.

tabbycat15 Sun 11-Aug-13 07:19:06

We put the rose in a patio pot & got advice from the garden centre. We give it fertilizer for roses & lots of water. I am in Australia & so it gets lots of sunshine. We prune it & so far it's doing fine. We got a white rose flori bunda & we got lots of lovely flowers this year from it.

KittieCat Mon 12-Aug-13 16:11:00

That sounds lovely, Tabby, maybe I can blame the usually crap Britsh weather for my green fingered failures..?

If I thought a dandelion was a fitting tribute for The Best Cat on Earth then I'd be sorted!

Still missing my girl loads but the Ease info was great. DS still hasn't noticed or asked where she is but he has been talking about her. Got Goodbye Mog and wept like a baby. So glad I read it on my own first...

cozietoesie Mon 12-Aug-13 16:16:38

Then he probably has noticed - but being so very young he's likely just registered the fact and thought little more of it. There - not there. Who can really remember what it's like to be that age but they're not necessarily deep thinkers.

Glad you're feeling a little better.

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