Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Goodbye Misha

There's a reason that I haven't been updating my blog recently. My cat was sick. There was a week of caring for her, hoping she was going to get better. And a weekend of realizing that she wasn't and that I was going to have to take her in and put an end to her suffering. So on Monday, April 14, 2008, at 8:15am my beloved Misha was euthanized. It was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make and that final trip to the vet's office was most decidedly the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. I was with her when she died. I am comforted by the fact that it was quick, peaceful and painless. My heart is broken over the loss. I am sobbing as I type this. I know that one day soon I will have cried enough tears and the grieving will give way to the warm memories. But right now the pain is intense.

So, goodbye are missed.


theTRUTH said...

What an awesome cat Vickie. Our most sincere condolences.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry :(

The one flaw in every cat is that they just don't live long enough. I know, from personal experience, what you're feeling right now. I also know that in time you'll be able to remember beautiful little Misha with nothing but happiness. One day you'll reunite with your girl.


OhYeahBabe said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Vickie. I have been there and I know the hurt - for sure I'll be thinking of you.

VernsWifeVickie said...

Thank you all so much for the condolences. Your kind words are a salve to my wounded emotions.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for you loss Vickie. Misha was a beauty.

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

VernsWifeVickie said...

Thank you so very much for sharing that beautiful poem with me. It so eloquently speaks to my heart about my decision to have my Misha euthanized.

Yucky said...

{{{Vickie & family}}}

Magicsmom said...

What an adorable little girl you had! Misha lives on in your heart and your memories. I'm very sorry you're hurting. Give some extra hugs and pets to the cats you still have in Misha's honor.

VernsWifeVickie said...

MagicsMom..thank you for your comforting words. Misha was a beautiful little cat and she was my baby. It's been 2 weeks heart still breaks some days. other days I can think of her and smile.

VernsWifeVickie said...

Oops...Yucky...I didn't see you there. Thank you for the hug...I needed it