jphovercraft
I'm a newcomer and I'm very glad to have found this place, somewhere where I can express my feelings without the "he's just a cat" response. He's a lot more than that!

Miles the Wonder Cat (14 years as my best friend) has been off his food for a couple of months now, eating less than usual. He's slowed down this year, but that struck me as normal for a cat of his years. I'm slowing down too! 

I noticed he was losing weight just this week. His vet appointment is tomorrow AM. I've got a bad feeling about this...

Please, spare a thought for his outcome.
"There is no such thing as 'just a cat'." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me." - Kermit the Frog

"I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil." - Gandalf
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Jimbo106
Thoughts go out to you and Miles. You're right; there's no such thing as "just a cat".

Jim and Jamie
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jphovercraft
The worst has come to pass. Miles has an inoperable cancer and hasn't eaten a thing since we got back from the vet. He's weakening so fast... 

I'll be escorting him to Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. This may be the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I'm getting my keyboard all wet right now, so I'm going to go lie down with him for the remainder of his time with us.
"There is no such thing as 'just a cat'." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me." - Kermit the Frog

"I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil." - Gandalf
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Jimbo106
When you're able; stop in at the pettloss forum on this site. They can help and everyone there is going through the same thing.

Sorry for your friend; it's been almost 2 weeks for me and I know what you're going through.

Jim and Jamie
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Spookysmon
I am so sorry for your loss.  I know how hard it is, I lost my Spooky to cancer.  Please know you are not alone and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kitty
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Sammys5
Hi JP,

I saw your post on Jim's thread about Jamie and popped over to see your thread on Miles. I could utterly feel your pain in your posts about him. Seeing him lose weight and then discovering that you would have to help him cross over...brought back huge memories of my Sammy on his last day.

You're right...this place is a godsend for that wrenching grief over "just a cat" that some people just don't understand. I know your Miles was to you...what Sammy was to me...the best friend I ever had, and that's a tough place to be in, saying goodbye.

My thoughts and prayers are with you JP, I smiled a totally familiar smile when I read you were going to lay down with him to spend as much time with him as you could...sooo many conflicting thoughts we have in those last moments with their tiny soft bodies. But love never dies, and I know that Miles treasures the time with you as much as you do.

When you're ready...I sure would love to read some fun stories you have about Miles...I bet you have plenty to tell!




Love and light

Sammy's Momma/Wendy

I love you always my precious Sammy

http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/SAMMY139/Resident.htm
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livcyxingfoe
Thoughts go out to you and Miles. 

Final Fantasy XI Gil
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