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RIP Frosty

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  • RIP Frosty

    My barn cat extraordinnaire had to be PTS this morning. He was only nine years old, and a rescue when he came to me about eight years ago. Frosty was all white with a smudge of a black spot on his nose and big beautiful green eyes. He could climb a tree like no other, was not impressed with being chased by the Wire Fox Terrier. Cat never purred. But when I picked him up to carry him he would wrap both paws around my wrist and hold on.

    I found him this morning laying in the rain, unable to use his back legs. I brought him in to the tack room to warm and dry him. He had a little snack, but when he wanted to leave again, he just couldn't. A quick trip to the vet and we found nothing wrong with him, no injury,but he had no feeling in either back leg, nor were there pulses and limbs were ice cold. The vet remarked upon his heart murmur, and guessed that he had blown a clot that lodged in the vein leading to the back legs.

    As they prepared to inject him with the anesthetic, he wrapped his paws around my wrist and lay his head on my hand, and then was gone.

    Rest in Peace, Frosty.
    Last edited by Over the Hill; Feb. 14, 2013, 05:41 PM.
    "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."

  • #2
    RIP Frosty!

    I was just reading about clots on the Animalicious site.


    • #3
      Wrapped his paws around your wrist one last time!



      Oh, the humanity!

      It's a black day, OP. I'm sorry for your loss.
      The armchair saddler
      Politically Pro-Cat


      • #4
        I'm so sorry for your loss.

        RIP Frosty.


        • #5
          I'm so sorry. God speed, Frosty.
          Mystic Owl Sporthorses


          • #6
            I'm so sorry. Godspeed Frosty.


            • #7
              I'm so sorry that you have lost Frosty. He sounds like he was a great cat and knew love all the time he was with you.
              If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
              Desmond Tutu


              • #8
                If that hurt my heart to read it, I can only imagine what it has done to yours.

                Peace be with you and RIP Frosty.
                ~* Be kind to one another *~


                • #9
                  Originally posted by mvp View Post
                  Wrapped his paws around your wrist one last time!


                  Kitteeyee! .
                  Literally word for word what I said to myself. Aaawwww, I'm so sorry for your loss of Frosty-keedee. How tragic. Hugs to you for your courage and your grief.


                  • #10
                    I'm so very, very sorry. Godspeed Frosty.


                    • #11
                      Oh no, that is so very sad. He loved you & you did the right thing. Saying goodbye is the hardest I'm sorry.


                      • #12
                        One last hug.

                        Godspeed little Frosty, and hugs to you OTH.

                        I'm so sorry.
                        My big man - April 27, 1986 - September 04, 2008-
                        You're with me every moment, my big red horse.

                        Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting a battle of some kind.


                        • #13
                          RIP sweet little Frosty, glad he was surrounded by love when he crossed (and he knew it). So sorry for the loss of your guy!


                          • #14
                            So sorry. Since I lost my JRT this week, I really feel your pain about having to put him down.


                            • #15
                              I'm so sorry! That's really sad, but I always think that the animals people post about losing had a happy life and were loved.


                              • #16
                                Oh no, made me tear up! I'm sorry-he was a beautiful kitty cat...
                                “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                                • #17
                                  hugs for your broken heart.

                                  Godspeed Frosty.


                                  • #18
                                    I'm so sorry for your loss.


                                    • #19
                                      Im so sorry You did the right thing though, 95% of cats do not recover from a saddle thrombus. RIP Little dude.


                                      • #20
                                        That one last hug certainly must have been his way of telling you that he appreciated your gift to him of a life filled with love and the even greater love to let him go peacefully. What a beautiful boy he was.