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  • Heart kitty just died in my arms

    A very special lil bag o' bones was Ernie. I found him almost 3 yrs. ago this Oct. And he was old then, with lots of medical problems.

    He went into acute renal failure today, and passed away in my arms.

    I will miss you, dear Ernster. Godspeed.

    See you at the bridge.

  • #2
    aw sorry to hear that. Big hugs!

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    • #3
      I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your precious Ernie.

      I'm sure you gave him the very best life you could during your time together, and I have no doubt you made him happier than he would have been in any other circumstances.

      I like logical people---they provide a nice contrast to the real world.


      • #4
        Thank you for taking in an old guy and loving him. They pay you back x10.
        I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
        I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


        • Original Poster

          Thanks, guys. I knew you all would get it...my sister just texted, "soo sad!" its what she wrote when i had a tooth pulled.


          This just sucks.sucks.sucks.


          • #6
            So sorry about Ernie, but glad he had some good times with you and was loved till the end. Welcome across the rainbow bridge Ernie.


            • #7
              God speed Ernie, you knew love and care for your final years. I'm so sorry.
              Mystic Owl Sporthorses


              • #8
                Oh god, the title of your post just tore at my heart. I am so sorry, I know it must hurt so much. He was so lucky to have you to take care of him.
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                • #9
                  I am so sorry.
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                  • #10
                    It's never easy to lose our furry friends. He was lucky to have you there to comfort him. Heartfelt sympathies.


                    • #11
                      I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Ernie. ((hugs))


                      • #12
                        Big hugs to you. You did a wonderful thing, taking in an older kitty, I am sure he was very grateful.


                        • #13
                          So sorry for your loss

                          but he was in a good place when it happened. bless you for taking in an old sick kitty.
                          Another killer of threads


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lori B View Post
                            Thank you for taking in an old guy and loving him. They pay you back x10.

                            I'm so sorry - 3 years isn't long, but at the same time it's an eternity with a kitty Godspeed little guy, you had a great last few years, of that I am certain
                            The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


                            • #15
                              Those special kitties sure take a big piece of your heart when they go. God bless you for giving him love and care while he was here, hope his memories give you some peace. Hugs to you.


                              • Original Poster

                                DH is digging the little grave right now-in the garden next to the bench that is surrounded by memory stones of everyone we have lost-we add another stone.

                                When we heal, I will go to the shelter and adopt a black old kitty--if the gods dont place one in my path first as they did with Ernie....

                                Your words mean a lot to me, all. I know that everyone of you knows how truly traumatic losing a beloved one is, and also why we keep on doing it, knowing that heartache is always somewhere on the horizon.

                                But the love overshadows the grief to us.


                                • #17
                                  I am really sorry.


                                  • #18
                                    I am so very sorry to hear this. He knew he was well-loved.


                                    • #19
                                      I am so sorry for your loss. Bless you for taking him in, medical problems and all, and for giving him the best gift anyone could wish for - love and caring for his last years.

                                      The little old ones get me every time - I hope his passing was peaceful and that you find comfort in knowing that he's chasing butterflies now.



                                      • #20
                                        Nothing but massive hugs from VA, so sorry for your loss.
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