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#1 Spidergawd

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

:sad:

 

I know many of you already learned of it on Karen's book of face, but it is with a heavy heart and a hole in my soul that I must report that our beloved kitty of 19 years, Sage, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday morning.  As with our Delia, it was terribly, terribly difficult to let her go, but in keeping with our philosophy of doing what is best for our baby, not for us, it was the only option. 

 

She was entering into renal failure.  Her kidneys were basically shut down.  We couldn't allow her to suffer, and I must say I believe she was ready for the crossing.  She left us calmly and peacefully, soon to be reunited with Delia.  I know without hesitation that they both will be waiting for us, somewhere, sometime. 

 

Sage was a beautiful, loving Tonkinese.  She was always one of the friendliest, most loving cats I've had the pleasure to meet.  Unfortunately our online pics were lost when Webshots changed, so I'll have to wait until I get them online somewhere again before I can post one of her.

 

She will be truly and sorely missed. 

 

On a related note, I'm happy to say that our wonderful, loving vet, Dr. Carlson, was able to give her a couple extra years of happiness with us.  And when it was her time, he was beyond outstanding - so gentle, loving and truly concerned.  For that, we will be eternally grateful to him.

 

In memory of both of our departed fuzzkids, please take a moment to hug your pet and give them a little extra love today.  It's difficult to conceive how important they are to us, and how powerful our connection is to them, until they are gone.

 

We will always love you, Sage kitty, and you will be with us forever.

 

Thanks for listening, and we love you all. :heart:



#2 JBetty

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

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#3 Lemireacle

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Aww man, that's so sad!! So sorry for your loss. (((Sage)))

 

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#4 hoagie

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Meow

#5 In A Silent Way

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

:heart:



#6 vinandtonic

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

:heart: :heart:



#7 KittyKindBud

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

...thinking of you - I am glad Karen got to be home to see her.....



#8 MeOmYo

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

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#9 Spidergawd

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

...thinking of you - I am glad Karen got to be home to see her.....

 

 

Thanks Kitty.

 

OMG, me too.  I was VERY worried about that.  I had a suspicion that the IV fluids administered last week, while definitely helpful, would probably not be enough to defeat nature's inexorable march forward.  At that age, organs simply wear out.  But at least it gave mama the chance to say her goodbyes, and for Sage to see her in her final moments.

 

Ah jeez, I'm at work and am getting choked up.  I miss our babies.



#10 Karen

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Beautifully said, my love.



#11 TEO

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

So much love  :heart:  :heart:

 

May fond memories swiftly replace sadness in your hearts.



#12 August West

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

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#13 KittyKindBud

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

so sad, but time does heal....



#14 cassady

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3



#15 Tim the Beek

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I love you both, and thank you for doing and incredibly hard, selfless thing to ease her suffering.



#16 Depends

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

My thoughts are with you.  I have an 18+ year old cat, and dreading the day....

 

 

<3



#17 nancykind

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

so sorry to hear this you, sending love your way.   keep the happy memories close, may they make you smile :heart:



#18 Karen

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Thanks everyone :heart:



#19 tyedyedee

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

i hope all our departed furbabies are up there in one big furry cuddle puddle :heart:



#20 Spidergawd

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

:heart:  I have no doubt that they are, and will be very happy to see us again.