Although the day of saying goodbye to your best friend is inevitable, it is still heart breaking when the day arrives, and even more so if the goodbye arrives so sudden.
Up until last week everything was normal in the world of my 11 year old cat Dimmie. During the weekend I noticed some swelling in his tummy. After several exams the news was bad, the lining of his stomach was filled with tumors. There was nothing to be done, we wouldn’t be able to cure him. On Thursday we made the impossible decision to have him put to sleep. I didn’t want him to suffer and although I’d do anything to have more time with him, it would have been a selfish decision.
I am truly at a loss for words right now, but I felt a little tribute to something that has made such an impact on my life seemed like the right thing to do.
So I want to thank Dimmie for …
… always giving me a hug when I needed it, and also when I didn’t need it at all
… trying to find the most impossible positions on my lap whenever I tried to knit or work on my laptop, causing me to sit in an uncomfortable positions for hours, just to be able to hear you purr
… loving the camera, getting into funny positions just so I’d have nice pictures and photobombing my knitting photos
… being the first one to greet me in the morning, every morning
… listening to my rambling when I needed to vent my frustrations
… putting up with the dog
… always making an effort at catching (and eating) all the creepy crawlies in the house
… sometimes allowing me to pet your fluffy tummy, even though you hated it
… being the best entertainer at every party we ever held. No lap was safe for your cuddles (and white hair)
… for all the mischief you were up to. Yes I got really mad at you at the time, but afterwards I could always laugh about it (yes, I now even laugh at the time you flung poo across the living room)
I’m still in denial I guess, kind of expecting him to jump onto my lap at any time now and begging me to feed him. It all happened too fast, it seems impossible for my brain to process the loss. I think my dog senses it as well, or maybe he’s just picking up on my sadness, but he’s been coming around for extra hugs these past few days. In any aspect it will take a long time for my heart to heal, and Dimmie will never ever be forgotten. I hope there’s a kitty heaven where he’ll receive cuddles all day long.
I’ll miss you <3
Oh dear, I am so very sorry for your loss. Loosing a dear fury friend I think can be just as heart breaking as humans. And of course your dog picks up on the change in the house hold. I am teary eyed yet smiling at the beautiful photos of Dimmie keeping you company at the puter and sharing the bed with the dog. Giving you a big hug from Montana and hope your heart heals.
What a lovely tribute to a wonderful companion! I am very sorry you had to let Dimmie go.
So sorry you had to say good bye to your fur baby. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing he will not be in pain and always remember – he knew you love him something ferocious. I remember how hard it was when I put my dog to sleep many years ago, so I offer you lots of hugs. You have wonderful memories of Dimmie, and those will be with you always. So when the sadness finally eases up a bit, you can look back and smile about the time you two shared. I hope you heal soon. Lots of love and hugs from way out here in Canada.
I’m so sad for you:( I know how it feels to have a cat for so long and then to find out that he has a tumor… Of course the decision you made was the right one, but it’s never easy.
I’m so sorry about Dimmie. Just came back from my parents house (my childhood cat still lives there, she’s 15 years old) and realised that one day I have to let her go, I totally understand how hard that must be for you. Seems like Dimmie was a sweet furry little friend to you that brought you much joy, memorable moments and happiness. It must have been a very hard decision to let him go, but you saved him from a lot of suffering. Support and hugs from nearby Belgium.
I’m so sorry to read about dimmie here, it must be so heartbreaking and such an awful shock. Your blog post is a very lovely and appropriate way to remember him and to share some truley adorable pictures that show he was clearly a much loved and important friend. hope you feel better with time – jenny xx
what a lovely tribute to a true friend. and good memories you’ll have forever. hugs.
I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to say goodbye to a dear friend.
There is a kitty heaven for sure 🙂
Oh I am so sorry for your loss, my heart really goes out to you as I know the pain of losing a dear pet. What wonderful pictures of Dimmie, and a lovely way to remmeber him. I know its hard and it will take time but you will always look back at the wonderful memories with joy. Lots and lots of love and hugs, Fiona xxx
Such a sweet tribute. Hold on to all those wonderful memories.
oh my gosh, I just read this and I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Pets are members of the family. I’m so glad that you have so many good memories and photos of Dimmie, who is no doubt one of the best cats ever.
First off I am so sorry in my late acknowledgment of your great loss. Dimmie was obviously a beautiful and sweet furry friend. I can imagine the hole this loss left in your heart. Sending you love!