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Jan 19, 2023 - 3:05:27 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)


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had to be euthanized yesterday  She had not eaten and hardly drunk  for 5 days; an ultrasound indicated she had advanced intestinal lymphoma,  She was 13, and had lived with lupus and diabetes for 4 years, never complaining about the insulin shots and many vet trips. My late wife Jean and I brought her in from the street about 11 years ago; she was the last cat we had together. I miss her, but she suffers no more.

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 01/19/2023 15:08:17

Jan 19, 2023 - 3:09:34 PM

4663 posts since 4/22/2018

Bill, I’m really sorry to hear that. Always a great loss to lose an animal companion. At least I’m sure you have many happy memories, and the knowledge that you did right by her when she needed your help.

Jan 19, 2023 - 3:19:45 PM

14004 posts since 1/15/2005

Sorry to hear that Bill. All pets are special and I feel your grief!

Jan 19, 2023 - 3:21:33 PM

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I feel for ya..
Little buggahs kinda grow on ya..

Jan 19, 2023 - 3:53:38 PM



16545 posts since 9/27/2007

Sorry to hear that Bill. I know how attached  we can get. I'm sure she had the best life with you.

Jan 19, 2023 - 4:03:26 PM



68555 posts since 10/5/2013

My condolences, Bill. Pets are special.

Jan 19, 2023 - 4:15:30 PM

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Jan 19, 2023 - 4:17:06 PM

2678 posts since 11/17/2018

Sorry for your loss Bill.

Jan 19, 2023 - 4:31:21 PM



1246 posts since 9/14/2008

Sorry to hear this. It's hard to let a pet who is suffering go, even though you know it's the right thing to do.

Jan 19, 2023 - 6:01:58 PM

Brian T


19610 posts since 6/5/2008

This is very dark news to read. So often, cats become something more than just a "pet" roaming around the house. I hope that some day, you find a way to bring another companion animal into your home.

I've just bought a T.S. Eliot's book of 15 poems: "Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats." Better descriptions of what cats really are.

Jan 19, 2023 - 7:02:09 PM
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7193 posts since 2/9/2010

Congratulations to the cat for picking the best home on the street 11 years ago. Being a good pet owner often requires that awful decision toward the end. We've had to do it about 4 times and it doesn't get any easier.

Edited by - donc on 01/19/2023 19:04:16

Jan 20, 2023 - 2:35:07 AM

4819 posts since 12/6/2009

always empty places when they leave us. Bill, go now and rescue another.

Jan 20, 2023 - 4:49:25 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)


28530 posts since 8/3/2003

I'll add my condolences to the others. It's tough having to euthanize a beloved pet, but it is the right thing to do when there's no hope for any quality of life left for the animal. Your cat is now pain free and you're the one who's hurt.

One of my lady friends just had to euthanize her cat, one she'd had for 13 years because the cat had cancer. It was the first time she'd had to put a pet down and she was devastated. I offered to take the cat for her, but she said it was her cat, her decision, her duty to stay with her until the end.

Jan 20, 2023 - 5:49:53 AM

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So hard when it's their time to go...

Jan 20, 2023 - 9:41:50 AM

Paul R


16416 posts since 1/28/2010

Sorry for your loss, Bill. It's always tough when they go.

Jan 20, 2023 - 10:21:11 AM



2604 posts since 11/3/2016

Condolences Bill , it's wicked terrible to put down a pet !

Once in a while I'll see Jake our husky in my dreams !smiley

Jan 20, 2023 - 1:52:41 PM
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2541 posts since 7/2/2006

I'm so sorry to hear that. They really are more than pets. Sending thoughts of comfort.

Jan 20, 2023 - 3:12:18 PM



4060 posts since 12/30/2008

Damn Bill, so sorry to hear that !!! I feel yer pain!!!

Jan 21, 2023 - 11:46:20 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)


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Thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughtful comments. I continue with Molly, a “temporary” foster from a shelter who has now been here almost five years. So it is with cats.

Jan 21, 2023 - 1:21:26 PM

443 posts since 8/9/2022

Sorry to hear your sad news Bill. I've had to do that for our previous pet cat to prevent her unnecessary pain and suffering. Even then that was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. The loss hurts terribly.

Jan 21, 2023 - 3:51:51 PM



483 posts since 3/14/2006

Losing a loved one is never easy. My condolences.

Jan 21, 2023 - 4:06:31 PM



124 posts since 1/31/2014

so sorry, think I am facing that with my dog, I would guess about 14 and I need to take her to the vet and ask some questions but think its about time. she had a tia about 3 weeks and got my mind made up then and set a date and she rallied that day and has been doing well but she's just not right. have to go through it again I guess and I know my 3 cats are older as they didn't like her when I brought that little puppy home, and my horses are in their late 20, this old lady is facing some sad times I think

Jan 21, 2023 - 4:54:36 PM

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Sorry for your loss, Bill. It's a very hard thing. I'm facing a similar ailment -- intestinal lymphoma -- with my kitty of many years. For now, she's doing okay with steroids and seems pretty healthy, but it will devolve at some point.

Hang in there, and enjoy the comfort of Molly.

Jan 24, 2023 - 4:04:46 AM
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16570 posts since 8/30/2006

I've had four Manxes and they had me.

You still do rescue and fostering. Keep it up as long as we can. You are just the right harbor for those ships.

Jan 30, 2023 - 6:49:28 PM
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12003 posts since 8/22/2006

Sitting here in the vets office at 8:45 pm typing this and realizing that like you Bill and others I have to make the call. My cat of 18 years is in kidney failure and the vet thinks he may have a tumor. Blood count way off as is the kidney function. 18 years with the same cat wow
no more cats

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 01/30/2023 18:50:12

Jan 30, 2023 - 7:24:09 PM
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16545 posts since 9/27/2007

Sorry to hear that 5B. 

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