Re: Nigel - Rest In Peace
I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me regarding the death of my
beloved cat, Nigel. It was really helpful to have others share in
my loss and send me such kind and loving e-mails. THANK YOU! I
wish I could respond to everyone individually, but I do not have the
energy at this time.
One person told me that when her friend (human) had a sudden heart
attack, she said it felt like she was drowning. It reaffirmed for
me that I made the right decision to end Nigel's suffering. I felt
so bad for him (watching him try to breathe on the medical table),
and I wanted to end his confusion and pain.
In the months after Nigel went into congestive heart failure and was
diagnosed with HCM, I would get teary thinking of life without him.
Then I would remind myself that he was still alive....that I needed
to focus on the present and spend as much quality time with him as
I know all the people on this group are here because they love their
cats and want to make sure their pets are getting the best treatment
possible. I think that expressing my adoration and love towards my
cat on a daily basis was some of the best medicine he could get.
- For those of you that are interested, I posted two pictures of Nigel
in the photos section. One is my favorite picture of him on a chair,
and the other is him playing in the snow at my mother's house one week
before his death. There was a folder in the photos section in the
past, but it looks like it was deleted.
Thank you all again for your kind words and support during this