Friday, April 20, 2007

our fearless feline ...



we are so sad today ... we put our fearless feline down ...

he got sick ... and we made a choice as to how to treat this problem ... he was almost 14 years old and has had a good life with us ...

we just didn't want to see his health deteriorate ... but most important - we did not want him to suffer ...

so now we are heartbroken and crying ... we loved him ...

since this is making me cry more ... i'll end here ... my face will be so puffy tomorrow ...

our loveable big bruiser made our days so much brighter ... he was the sweetest of companions ...

14 comments:

Terry said...

Im so sorry for your loss Saija and Leo.
We love you.....Love Terry and Bernie

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Oh I am so very very sorry for you. I know EXACTLY how you feel!! We had to do that too!! Time will help!! Sandy

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I am so sorry Saija! We do understand. We had to put our little dog down not long ago...also about 14 years old. I cried all the way to the vet, and she sat on my lap licking my hand...SO HARD TO DO!! I don't even want to think about how hard it will be with our remaining dog whom we have had all but 5 and one half weeks of her life...she turns 13 soon. She is going blind and we are depressed about that. NO way to fix it...detached retina. I told my family we simply must do all we can to keep her as healthy and happy as we can. Nothing more we can do. It is SO unfair that cats and dogs live such short lives....and a parrot lives longer than we do!!! Go figure!!! I am sending you a huge hug!!!

Rita said...

My heart hurts for you, Saija. I have 2 dogs and a cat, so I know how they become so much a part our lives. I've tried to prepare myself by keeping in mind that I take very good care of my pets and they know they are safe, warm, well fed and loved. I know your big bruiser had a wonderful life with you and Leo. Sending you a big shoulder and some hugs.

Susie said...

Saija,
Terri told me how sad you were and I just wanted to give you my sypathies.
Our pets become such a part of our families and it truly leaves an empty spot when they leave us.
Thinking of you...

Jammie J. said...

You know my love is with you. (hugs)

Debra said...

Saija.... Again, I'm so sorry. Remembering you in my prayers... Debra

Saija said...

terry ... thank you ... i know you guys are ga-ga over cats ... you would have laughed at our fearless feline's antics!

sandy ... yes, time will help ... i think leo will find it more difficult, since pepper was his constant buddy when i was away ...

elizabeth ... thank you for the hug ... cats don't live near as long as we would like ... and in my mind's eye, our "boy" is swirling around me, as i type - just like he did for all those years and years ...

rita ... yes, he did have a good life with us - and he showed his appreciation every day ... hugs are appreciated ...


susie ... thanks for stopping by ... pets are truly a gift from God, since they love us unconditionally!

j ... i know ... hugs back ...

debra ... thank you, i so appreciate that ...

Maggie Ann said...

My heart is sad for you two...my eyes are 'tearing' up. My sympathy goes out to you. I know losing a beloved pet is losing a member of the family...

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort. Please, take care, connie from Texas

Saija said...

maggie ann ... thank you, i am doing much better today - but leo is still tearing up lots ...

connie ... i appreciate that - it is so sad to say goodbye to a beloved pet ...

Corry said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you both.

God's Grace.

auntibeck said...

Oh Saija. I'm so sorry. I know just how it feels to lose a long time faithful pet. There really aren't words. But I'm thinking of you...

Saija said...

corry ... thank you ... blessings backatcha!

antbk ... yes, it is so very sad ... thank you for the kindness