34676Re: [FH] Re: My Tember girl
- Sep 29, 2008I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Your vet and tech sound like wonderful caring people.
I am so glad that you were able to ease Tember's fears and hold her close at the end.
--- On Mon, 9/29/08, Carol <carolroars@...> wrote:
From: Carol <carolroars@...>
Subject: [FH] Re: My Tember girl
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 9:57 PM
Dear group....Again, I went in and fixed Annette's email so it's
readable. Please reply to the group, so Annette can see your
responses... Carol and Snowball and the gang
I'm so sorry to hear about Tember. My heart goes out to you and it
hurts at the same time.
I'll light a candle for Tember tonight.
Carol and Snowball and the gang
--- In feline-heart@ yahoogroups. com, annette burton <meaniebie@. ..>
It is so hard to write this, because it makes it too real, but I had
to let my girl go today. She took quite the turn for the worse
today, and it was clear that it was time for her. I had to make sure
she would not suffer, and I wanted her to go while she was not in
obvious pain. I wish I could have spared her some of the discomfort
that I know she felt. It was very peaceful , even tho heartbreaking.
I chose a sweet lady vet, who is in association with my town vet. I
did not give him the priveledge of serving my girl.
When I first arrived at the vets, I got out of the car, and sat in
the grass with her, letting her out of her carrier, to look around.
She had no strength to take off exploring as she normally would, but
I could see that she loved the warm September sun on her face, and
she liked being free to walk a bit, and smell the leaves, and hear
the birds. Of course, I let the vet check her over, and see what she
thought. Tember had no strength to do anything, but lay on my chest,
as she always liked to sleep. Kristy, a tech there for years, the
first tech Tember ever knew, came in to stay. She has always loved
Tember, and she kissed her and talked to her and sat next to us.
Tember was brave (really didn't seem to feel it) as the doctor gave
her the shot, and she grew very relaxed and looked so peaceful. it
took the vet a while to get a vein. by then, when they shaved her
leg, she was all comfy, and didn't even know it. So I got to hold
her, and love her, and hugged her tightly. It felt so good to be
making her feel better, and free from the confines of her little
sick body, but it hurt so very badly in my heart. They left me
alone, and I held her, and was Aglad it was over for her. Kristy
came back, and made two little footprints, one for me and she said
one for her if it was ok, to remind her to never give up. I took her
to my daughters home in the country, where we buried her under some
wonderful trees, at the edge of the woods, along beside a
little "mama kitty", as stray that Lora gave a good home , and their
dog "abby". I put an angel on her grave, and could hear the most
wonderful birds around there. What a wonderful spot. I am so
grateful to all the folks here. I could not have taken care of her
if this site hadn't been here, and we would not have had the extra
time that we did. I feel kind of badly, that perhaps I shouldn't
have waited, but it always looked like there might be the
possibility of a little more pain-free time. today, however, it was
clear that it was time. there are some things I'd like to share -
medical things and developements in her case, but now is not good.
It has been a beautiful day, and my girl is at peace. I will be ever
grateful for the help I got for her here. It breaks my heart to write
annette and angel Tember-forever my girl
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