goodbye, sweet Ticki

Ticki was “my” cat. He was as soft as a rabbit. He liked to be alone, but he also loved to snuggle under your arm while you were sleeping. He chirped at bugs, he loved fur mice. He did not like BabyHope, and we’ve seen less and less of him. He was a sweet, sweet kitty. He was 15.

We had to put him down this afternoon. He was very sick and got there rapidly. I notice he seemed a little thinner right before we left for Chicago. We noticed he was skin and bones and jaundiced this weekend. I took him to the vet this morning, and he was in liver failure. His values were off the charts. We could have tried to treat his current symptoms by tube and IV feeding him, but we decided that wasn’t best. There was probably an underlying condition as well that would continue to be a problem.

I’m okay. I’m sad – he was “my” kitty. But I also knew he was aging, and I knew we wouldn’t do anything heroic at this point to keep him here if he was suffering. I will certainly miss him.

~ by Larisa on October 21, 2008.

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  1. I’m sorry.

  2. That’s so sad. I love my furbabies so much, they’re truly a part of the family. But he’s not in pain anymore.

  3. ((HUGS)) I am so sorry for Ticki…what a beautiful kitty he was.

    I know it was a tough decision, but I am glad he isn’t suffering anymore and I hope you are doing okay.

  4. We are furparents to 2 kitties and I can only imagine how hard that must have been. I’m so sorry 😦 But I’m glad he isn’t in pain.

  5. Aww, I am so sorry–its so tough to loose a pet. Sending you big hugs!

  6. I am sorry to hear about Ticki. Pets are very special, and I know you will remember him forever.

  7. Aww, so sorry. Sounds just like what happened to my Timmy.

  8. Delurking to say that I am so sorry. We had to put my cat down a few years back after he became very sick and it was so hard. Thinking of you. ((HUGS))

  9. I am sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

  10. I’m so sorry.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s difficult to lose any family member 😦

  12. I’m so sorry. He was a beautiful kitty. I’ve been in that position too, and it’s awful. I feel for you.

  13. Ticki was a beautiful cat. You’re in my thoughts.

  14. I am so sorry, Mrs. Hope. He was beautiful.

  15. I am sorry for your loss.

  16. So sorry.

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