Saturday, May 23, 2009

This has been a really tough day...



My beautiful, sweet little cat, Cloe, has been having some health issues. I took her to the vet last week. We decided on a course of treatment. We thought she was going to be okay. This morning I came home from the post office to find her laying on the kitchen floor with her head in her water bowl. She was lethargic and pretty much unresponsive.

I called the vet and explained what had happened and he gently told me it was "time." Time to bring her in and have her put down.



Vern and I held her and told her goodbye. She was ready...I could feel it. The drive to the vet was an eternity. We held her while he examined her and assured us this was the time. We held her while she slipped away. We wrapped her in a towel and carried her like a baby back to the car and we drove to my parents' house. I had to drive because Vern couldn't. Vern held Cloe while I drove and she looked so peaceful...I wanted to hold her.

My Sister, Joyce, had dug her a grave in the shade under the pepper tree in the back yard. I love my sister so much for knowing that I needed for Cloe to have a nice place to be buried....and for having it ready when we got there.

Vern and I cried and cried...and said our goodbyes again...



Cloe has been laid to rest in a good place....a family place.
My heart feels like it's breaking....

Today has been a really hard day...

10 comments:

Amy B said...

My sweet frind. I so know that feeling of hurt...I miss Booger every single day still. Not a day goes by that I do not feel a empty place in my heart ...
I have no magical words..But I wanted you to know I care. I am here if you need to talk...
Love you..

Joann said...

Aww, (((Vickie))), I'm so sorry for the loss of Cloe. I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better... I know this was a hard thing for you to go through. Hugs to you (and Vern, too).

Grace said...

Oh Vickie... my heart goes out to you and Vern. I know how much your sweet cat meant to you both. Not a cat, but a family member. Hugs for you both. Oh, how's your back?

ADB said...

Joann pointed me to your blog, because of your sad loss. I know only too well that cats are very much part of the family, and their loss is just as keenly felt as that of any family member.

As it's said, you'll meet her again beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

Hollie said...

My heart breaks for you! I have two precious cats myself, & I would be lost without them. Sending you big (((HUGS))).

Kelly said...

Oh sweety, I am crying here reading your posts. My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry. This sucks. What a wonderful sister to help you guys out like that. Is this the same saint that helps with your dad?

((HUGS)) my friend. Take time to grieve. Only time will heal this broken heart.

Love.

Sugar said...

please accept my condolences on your loss.
it is so hard to lose a dear family member, but i feel she knew it was time & thankful for you & vern taking her for that last ride.
someday, you'll see her again, she'll be there...waiting for you both when the time comes.
please visit our pet memorial page when you feel like it. let me know if you'd like sweet little chloe added there.

http://memorial4ourbelovedpets.blogspot.com/

God bless...

Lisa said...

Vickie, your kitty looked so much like my kitty does, I am so sorry for your loss, Big Hugs to you, Lisa

Deborah said...

Dear Vickie,
Boy are you ever being tested this month. God must know how strong you really are.
Love You
Debbie

Bev P aka Hockeygal4ever said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend. I hope you know "The Rainbow Bridge" poem, about the loss of a pet and realize that your sweet Cloe will be there when God is ready to bring u back together.
(((HUGS)))