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Tiger.

That was the most peaceful end I've ever seen.

After a day of lying down, with occasional attempt to totter around, with back legs that weren't working properly, she had come into the bedroom where I was resting, and tried to jump up on the chair beside the bed where she usually sleeps on a jumper and a heated cat mat. I heard her land on the floor, so I picked her up and put her on her chair and patted her until she purred. A short time later the vet arrived, and she administered a subcut sedative first, so Tiger dozed off on her chair while I sat and talked to her and patted her for a few minutes. When I was sure she was well out of it, I called the vet back, picked Tiger up, wrapped in her jumper, and put her on the bed where the vet gave her the euthanasia injection.

The vet thinks the trouble with her back legs was a stroke from the high blood pressure, and that today was definitely the right day. She went quickly and peacefully.

I'm sure the waterworks will start at some point but at the moment I feel both numb and relieved. I feel like she's okay now, and I'm so glad for her.

Thankyou everyone for your good wishes and kind thoughts, you've made it much easier for me.

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dragonsally
Oct. 27th, 2014 07:31 am (UTC)
All the same, I am now crying here - because I know you're going to miss her so much. I'm so glad she went peacefully.
braunie
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:32 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm tearful too--because of how peaceful her last moments were. That's not always possible.
Wishing you comfort in a thousand wonderful memories of her.
anicca_anicca2
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:36 am (UTC)
I want to say something nice but it all sounds weird in my head. I'm glad your cat had such a good life with you, and you with her.
villana
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:51 am (UTC)
Farewell fuzzychops. *hugs*
vassilissa
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss, but glad you had such a peaceful and well timed end, and glad for her that she had you.
gillpolack
Oct. 27th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it was controlled and peaceful, but I'm not at all glad it had to happen.
pondhopper
Oct. 27th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
I saw your other post but it makes no sense to comment there any longer. Nothing I say will help but you are a very good and loving person, my dear. She knew she was loved and doted on to the very end and hence her peaceful leaving. I'm so glad it was that way but feel so very sad right now along with you.
Big *hugs*
aceofkittens
Oct. 27th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
This has not been a good year for kitties. I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy. My thoughts are with you and Tiger.
ozswede
Oct. 27th, 2014 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'm so, so sorry. It's really hard to lose a pet that you loved and who probably loved you even more. Rest in Peace, Tiger.
maju01
Oct. 27th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, but glad you were able to help her have a peaceful end.
sabethea
Oct. 27th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you found the right moment.

It still sucks, though. *offers hug*
liddle_oldman
Oct. 28th, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, for you and for her.

Mortality sucks.
dahliablue
Oct. 29th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry. I'm so glad you were able to be with her and that it was peaceful. My Ramba's passing was the most peaceful I've been through. Maybe after being so sick for so long like they were, they are ready. It doesn't make the pain of their loss go away, but it's a relief that they're not suffering anymore. My thoughts are with you. <3
splodgenoodles
Nov. 2nd, 2014 08:04 am (UTC)
Thankyou.

<3
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