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7 years 10 months ago #522447 by terralee
Today I made that call .... I tried to make it over 4 years ago ...but thanks to a lovely young Vet I didn't ....I took my girl who was given a few days ..maybe a week ...home with me armed with meds to keep her comfortable and spent the next few days /weeks ...taking photos and learning to live *life* day by day.
Tickle My had terminal cancer (unoperable ...huge and death was close ...specialist Vet confirmed my Vets diagnosis) ...it was 27th Feb 2012 ...she was on borrowed time .................... Tickle My could not read ...Tickle My had no idea of her prognonsis....she was put on meds ..to keep her comfortable ...I got a weeks worth cos' she had a week tops .....I went back and got another weeks worth ...cos' she was still alive ...this went on and the week supply turned into a fortnight ...and then a month supply ...tickle My moved with us to new Vets 3 different Vets ...all had to see her before supplying the meds as they were heavy shit !!!!Each new Vet could not explain why Tickle My continued to live ...I knew it was cos' I Prayed over her every day ....any way she was just 9 when this journey started ...and I have spent the last 4 and 1/ 2 years giving Tickle My her meds twice a day ...bringing her back from going down by tweaking them ...but a few days ago ...she had another down ward turn ...and this time all the tweaking of meds in the world could not make her better ...so today I was faced with THAT decision ...for her not for me...scared it was too soon ...scared that it was to late ...I spoke to a very special Vet I knew from when we lived up here all those years ago ...and while ...like any Vet she could not tell me what to do ...knowing her I was able to hear what she advised without the words.
So today I let my cat of a lifetime (and yes I have had and loved cats all my life and still have 2...Tickle My was different...she was my 1 in a 1,000,000) Today i set her free ...it was gentle and it was peaceful and she was looking straight me ...I SAW HER GO....one moment she was with me ..the next moment she was with God ...Fiona ...our Vet did it in her kidneys as opposed to their veins (Tickle My was sick so bad veins and they can feel pain and Fiona said this was a better way it was gentle peaceful and fast)
So today I said goodbye to the most precious animal in my life ...bar none :(

Here is a poem I have waited over 4 years to put on for Tickle My ...and the pics are of my beautiful girl sleeping in her eternal sleep with God ...she is snuggled safe in my jacket which is where she was when she left us ...and then she is in her cat bed with her two best fur family friend saying goodbye ...I truly believe animals should share the departure of their beloved family and while Precious and Posh are and will miss Tickle My ...they do know where she is.

Long story here I know ...it is helping me heal and come to terms with a huge loss in my life .....so here is Tickle My's poem ..and her final pictures.

Some may say she was just a cat,
I tell you this, she was more than that..
That lion eye so wise and kind
She saved my soul and healed my mind..
With tears and grief and heavy heart,
the time had come for us to part..
Your job was done, no more to do.
A piece of me has gone with you.
So when you say she was just cat,
Remember this, she was more than that..








I will never ever have another animal quite like Tickle My ...and all my animals are pretty special .....Thank you God for Tickle My

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:
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7 years 10 months ago #522448 by kate
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:( :( :( :( RIP Tickle My, obviously a very loved and very special cat :( :( :( :(

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7 years 10 months ago #522449 by ZummersetGirl
I am sorry for your loss Terralee. I can never feel the pain you are going thru because it is personal to you but can understand how much you felt for her - the poem said it all

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7 years 10 months ago #522452 by Stikkibeek
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Cats can be so surprising. When my first Birman started to have kidney failure he was just 8 years old, and the vets put him onto steroids to make his life more comfortable, they told me he wouldn't live very long with failing kidneys. . That became the every 6 weeks injection for the next part of his life. He was 18.5 when I finally had to make that call and the vets affectionately called him "Old Ironsides" .
I know that loss. Perhaps Tickle My will find Saramati Chinook over the rainbow bridge. My thoughts are with you Leone.

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7 years 10 months ago #522457 by Ronney
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Been there, done that. Every time I made the decision she disappeared and it was decided in the end to let her make the call - which she did. I have the vet come to the house because I can, and it involved a few beers but no cat. B)

I do cats, cows and pigs but don't know in which order. Like many, I know how you feel and it's going to leave a gap - but every one of them will continue to walk beside you.

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7 years 10 months ago #522469 by stephclark
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oh leonie.. hugs and sobs from me.. I know what she meant to you..everytime I have to do this, I vow I will get a tortoise next.. they will outlive me..its soo horribly hard

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7 years 10 months ago #522489 by 4trees
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Hi Terralee, sorry to hear about your old mate. Cheers.

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3 years 9 months ago #551865 by Rednail
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Hi Leonie
My beautiful Zebedee Grandlee left this world last tuesday 23 June 2020. I hope you see this message Leonie as I dont know how to contact you. Thank you for giving me 14 and a half years with the most wonderful cat xxxxxxxx Marcia

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #551905 by terralee
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Oh Marcia ...so sorry for your pain ...I know it well ...Zebbies Mum Precious is still with me and nearly 17 and his younger sister Purrfectly posh is still with me too ...she is 13 ....they are just the most beautiful cats ...I stopped breeding as I found it too hard to let them go ...you were the exception ...if you remember I was keeping him too:whistle: but you were meant to be his Mum :kiss: :kiss: ...Thank you so much for giving him so many wonderful years of life ...I know how loved he was and I say thank you :)
Pic of Precious recently ...his Mummy taken on 20th June ...and one of Precious and his sister Posh on the bed together
If you are on FB send a friend request to Leonie Leighton ...so so sorry for your loss ...they are special puddy tatts :kiss:




Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:
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