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Generic Poster
03-04-2010, 09:03 AM
I have to take our 20 year-old cat in to be put down this afternoon. It is a bummer. :sad:

cPol
03-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Condolences. I had to do it for my cat last year about this time. It was not pleasant.

TheTravis!
03-04-2010, 09:12 AM
I'm sorry, brother. That sucks.

I am hugging you with my mind. For realsies.

Evan the Shaggy
03-04-2010, 09:14 AM
I'm so sorry man.

I remember getting the call from my folks that my 15 year old cat had to be put down.

It was like losing a member of my family.

Generic Poster
03-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Thanks fellas. It's actually my wife's cat - she had it 7 years before she even met me, so it's going to be particularly hard for her. My six-year-old kids too - they've had the cat their entire lives.

Brother Power the Gong
03-04-2010, 09:18 AM
Aw, bro. That's terrible. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Ryudo
03-04-2010, 09:18 AM
Always stinks to go through that. Keep your chin up and keep your kitty in memory.

Marc Lombardi
03-04-2010, 10:24 AM
I'm so sorry, man. I dread the day that has to happen to anyone.

dasNdanger
03-04-2010, 10:26 AM
So very sorry. I think many of us here (myself included) have been through the same thing. It's never easy. :( My thoughts are with you.

das

Jef UK
03-04-2010, 10:34 AM
Aw. I've lost a few cats in my life; it's always very sad. Chin up.

Mark4myself
03-04-2010, 10:39 AM
My heart goes out to you. I have been there and know how hard and difficult it can be. I can now in hindsight look back and see I was fortunate that I didn't have to make the decision you are making, as Lucky (my cat) passed away unexpectedly (although he was 16 he wasn't feeble or showing any signs of illness or age). To this day, I don't know if I could have been strong enough to have made the decision you are. That just adds another layer of heartache to it. The only advice I could truly give would be to focus on the good memories you've shared. I'm sure your cat was loved and lived a good life. They may be gone but the memories and happiness they brought you will never be gone, they will always remain a reminisce away.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
03-04-2010, 10:40 AM
I am sorry to hear about that.

jamestolliver
03-04-2010, 10:41 AM
I'm very sorry to hear that. I was heartbroken when my bad-ass 16 year old manx died.

Nick Spencer
03-04-2010, 10:43 AM
So sorry man. I went through it a couple years back, still hurts.

BriRedfern
03-04-2010, 10:44 AM
That sucks. I've had at least a dozen cats, but only had to put two down. All the others just got up one day when they were old and asked to be let out to go and die on their own in their own way. Its strange, because except for one we totally knew that was what they were doing and more or less said our good byes.

My saddest cat was Isz, who had feline lukemia when he was born and we just tried to make him happy for the 9 months he lived. He used to "nurse" on my newfoundland's knee. Paddling and all. Such a cute little kitten, but born dying.

The Hodag
03-04-2010, 10:53 AM
Very tough, but what a great run 20 years is. That's really amazing and a testament to good love and care.

Generic Poster
03-04-2010, 11:27 AM
Well, the deed is done. It was very quick and painless. He did have an amazingly long run of it.

Thanks to all y'all for the kind words.

PatrickA
03-04-2010, 11:29 AM
Sorry you had to do that, it's always rough.