Thursday, October 7, 2010

Goodbye my three legged mate :( you will be missed



Hi every one,

I am very sad today SmileyCentral.com as I had my dear old Tom cat put down.

I know I had just finished saying how he was ok & everything in the last post. I think I must have jinxed him or something. I should know better by now!

When Doug came home early this morning he found Tom couldn't move & was having trouble breathing. I found out when I got up to feed Lilly at 5am. So I decided to stay with my little mate after I had finished up with Lilly & then at 7.30 I got him to our vet. Kim is an awesome vet & he was really understanding when I brought Tom in to him. I could have taken Tom to an afterhours clinic about half an hour away, but I knew that it was Tom's time to go & didn't feel like taking him somewhere where no one knew him or his history. Kim was really nice & made me feel a whole lot better about what I had to do, even though I pretty well knew it had to be done. I got to stay with Tom right to the end & Kim didn't rush me out the door even though he had patients waiting.

So now we are a one pet family - poor Smudge, I guess she's going to feel a little lonely for a bit. Em wants to get a puppy now, specifically a Labrador (she's been hanging around me too long!) I have to keep explaining that we need a fenced yard first. So I guess we'll have an interesting week or two ahead of us.

Take care everyone & give your pets an extra pat from me xoxoxoxoxoxo

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Paula... my heart goes out to you... it is very hard to make the decision but you know it's the right one.... My friend had to do the same last week for her 21 yr old cat,... she was crying all day.... and my daughter and I had to put our beloved cat down a few years ago. I'm sure Smudge will be a bit sad so give her lots of loves - and I'll give my ratbag (stealing clothes again) cat a hug. Take care my friend.

donna mikasa said...

Big hugs to you and your family, Paula! I know how hard that was for you--I've had to make the same decision with our rabbits and it's never easy. I hope you have many happy memories of Tom, and give sweet Smudge a bit more love....Hugs! Donna xx

Dotty Jo said...

Oh Paula, I am so sorry to read about poor Tom. Hun, you did the best and kindest thing for him in the circumstances. Having been through this with my sweet girl cats I know how low you must be feeling now. I'll go and give Custard those extra cuddles that you're sending, take care my dear friend, Jo x

Alice Wertz said...

so very sad to hear about this, Paula... i want to give you a big hug, my friend. i loved reading about your lovely Tom. i knew he had a good life with your loving family. big big hugs to you, Paula.

Stamping Cafe said...

I'm so sorry about Tom, Paula!! I know it must be really hard on you and your family, sending big hugs to you all!!

Lucille K said...

Paula,
I'm so sad to hear about Tom, I know it's not easy. All animals go to heaven, I'm sure about that. Love and hugs to you, your family and Smudge xoxo

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Paula. My heart truly goes out to you as you mourn Tom's passing. You and yours will be in my thoughts.

Tracey said...

Oh Paula...so sorry to hear about Tom :( I know how hard it is to make that decision...i still get teary eyed when I think of our passed Emma cat :( Sending HUGS!