Thank you; getting this message first just perfectly summed up my feelings, and it was a comfort.
John, I am so sorry this had to happen. I am certain she is happy whee she is, and safe.
Hugs and tea offered.
Thank you for the hugs, and tea, and I'll take you up on both, when we're closer together :-).
I am so very sorry for your loss. You protected Skitty to the very end, granting her a gentle passing without pain or fear.
May her afterlife be everything you dream for her, and may time make the bright memories shine.
Thank you, darlin'.
It's funny you mention time and memories - because I've been clinging to the memories of how bad she was doing, for right now... reminding myself that it was best for things to end soon. But soon I'll have happier memories of her again.
2010-10-26 08:28 pm (UTC)
It's just so damn hard sometimes, doing the right thing. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm sure she wouldn't have traded her life with you for the world.
Thank you, and yeah - Skitty was often a good reminder of the difficulty of doing what's right...(nothing bad - but with her fear of coming out of a hiding place, even for me, oh, lord was it *hard* sometimes to keep her safe and comfortable).
I'm so sorry, John. We make a terrible emotional bargain with the creatures we bring into our lives. And for the immense joy, there is this final service we can do for them. You were a good friend in the way she needed.
Thinking of you today.
Thank you; it was hard, but yeah... there weren't any good choices left.
My thoughts are with you, with great appreciation for your protection of a kitty.
Thank you, and yes, the *when* hurt the worst. There's a time when it's clear, and there are times when it's not completely clear... but I feel a bit better today that I made a good choice, the best I could. The best choice? I'm not sure there's an answer to that.
But I did journey to the cat spirit, and was told that it was okay "when she couldn't hunt" and I figured this qualified.
Hugs back - and thank you.
Always difficult, and definitely the right thing to do.
*hugs* You did right by her; that's all any of us can do.
(hugs back) Thank you - yes, it was right, even if sad.
Everyone's already said it, but you did the right thing. The damned hard, totally miserable right thing. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a lucky Skitty to have found a wonderful human like you.
my condolences on your loss. *hugs*
Thanks, and hugs back - I was thinking of you; I know you've had similarly tough times with pets.
*hugs* it's never easy to let them go, but sometimes it is all you can offer them. I'm sure she'll be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge when the time comes.
Thank you; I imagine I'll see her, but I imagine she'll wander off, happily unafraid :-).
Hugs back, and thank you.
I'm sorry you had to go through this necessary thing, John.
Thank you - I have to admit, I had hoped that I wouldn't have to make the choice. But once the time had come, I couldn't let her down.
How beautifully you put what others of us have suffered through as well, and your writing brought me some peace that I didn't have before. My sympathy, and thank you.
You're welcome, and thank you in return.
*hug* It is the hardest thing I know about having an animal, and while every one of our decisions over the years has been different, each one has been difficult yet necessary. Your heart told you the right thing to do, and you did it. And now I believe she will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge, frolicking and enjoying herself in the meanwhile.
Nod; about the only peace there is, sometimes, is that in her case it wasn't a question of "if", just when... but choosing when still hurt.
Many hugs sent to you....and you're in my prayers.
Hugs back - and thank you.
hugs and you're in my thoughts.
Hugs-back, and thank you.
You did right by her, in life and death both. I'm very sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss, and glad that Skitty had you to protect her -- right to the end.
Thank you - as hard as it was, I've slowly become glad that I was there to make the decision, as well.
Love you, darlin'. I'll miss her, too; when she deigned to lie on my jacket or sleep on my hip for a little while, I always felt like I'd accomplished something special in earning her trust.
I think you had, darlin'... she trusted you pretty quickly, more so than most other people.