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RIP: Esme 2000-2011

Esme 2000-2011

It was my sad duty to say goodbye to my first cat, Esme, today. She came into my life 8 years ago an adult feral rescue who would bite without warning but desperately wanted love. She left me and Jeff as a spoiled rotten kitty who shared our meals, our bed and our hearts.

Her death was unexpected. She took a sudden downturn over one weekend, refusing food and water. As soon as I could, I got her to the vet. The prognosis was bad. The best thing I could do for her was to let her go.

I did have a chance at a last cuddle and she purred in my arms until the sedative took hold. It was clear she was tired and in pain and it was time.

I did my best by Esme and I hope she is chasing butterflies and shredding angel wings now.



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Sep. 19th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences.

Sep. 19th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. If its any consolation, from your posts over the year, it sounded like she had a very happy life with you.
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
I've lost a kitty too. {hugs}
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh I am so sorry.
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, big hugs and sorrow and more hugs.
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I am so, so sorry. I'm sure you remember we lost our cat of 16 years back in March, and the pain is still quite keen. So I feel for you.
Sep. 20th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry. It feels to me like she should still be your new cat. My heartfelt condolences.
Sep. 20th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sep. 20th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry for your loss.
Sep. 20th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
My heart is with you. We lost our cat just a couple of years ago, long before her time and very suddenly. Esme looks like she was beautiful and a joy to your family.
Maggie Slater
Sep. 20th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about Esme, Jenn. My heart goes out to you and Jeff!
Sep. 20th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
oh! My sincere condolences. :-(
Sep. 22nd, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss.
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