Does your Cat (or any pet) misbehave since caregiving your loved one?
Have you been required to take care of your loved one's pet after they have passed? Does your pet have cute antics that entertain your loved one?
And finally, has the cat or dog transferred their loyalty to your Mother?
way - I get that- Sometimes they just want to know that you will...
lu - so happy trouble is out of trouble and no more pain for her.
Trouble was supposed to get two teeth pulled but she had to have five taken instead,so she was sore for a few days but now,a week later,she's back to herself.
Trouble's out of trouble now.
I'm so glad~
You’re so very welcome. It is a pleasure to chat with you. I very much appreciate your prayers!
I pray there's a special reward in heaven for you! I opened up on this thread to share some details about my recent experience of devastating loss. Two gigantic losses right in a row - my sweet fur-baby and my precious beloved mother! Both were unexpected and both tragic. The amount of sadness and grief I feel every day is unimaginable!
With all my heart I thank you for your kindness and for caring enough to extend compassion and comment on what I posted Wed night when no one else did.
Before signing off here I wanted to be sure you knew I appreciate you Need Help. I pray God rewards you for trying to make a difference to a hurting grieving person.
Thank you for your likes and honest sharing. I can fully relate to everything you've posted here. I'd love to get to know you better but I don't think I'll be posting much any more. I'll definitely continue thinking about and praying for you and your dear sweet Henrick. God bless you. ❤️
I had to take breaks between pets too. It is so hard to lose them.
It is hard with pets cause we know most of the time we'll outlive them. After Hen is gone I think I'll take a break from pets for at least a year, maybe longer. To be honest, I'm still grieving Henrick's brother who died almost two years ago. I don't deal with loss easily.
newbie - That's a lot of loss. (((((hugs)))) to you too. Glad you have your orange kitty now. My kitty, though small, has Maine Coon genes too. She follows me around the house and chirps and trills and "talks" to me. They are such lovely companions!
The hardest thing about having pets is they just don't live long enough. However, I wouldn't trade one moment with any of them to stop the pain of losing them.
May you have peace and comfort during this time.
He loves you! You have been a wonderful and loving mom to him.
I've made peace with the fact that he won't be here very much longer. I'll love him as much as I can in the meantime. He slept on my lap for a while tonight and was having kitty nightmares I think. He woke up with a start and when he realized he was back home I could see the relief on his little face. Poor little guy.
Thx for all the prayers guys!
Mine was such a little character too.
They all have their own personalities, but they love us so much and unconditionally.
I cried like a baby every time I lost one of mine too. We can’t help it because they truly are part of our family.
It's so true, all they want is to be loved!!!
I think I'm going to start crying again right now just thinking about it. Yeah, I'm a bawl-baby. Or at least these days I am.
So very sorry about the loss of your beloved fur baby. It’s devastating.
Our pets bring us so much joy. All they want is to be loved. Some of our animals are nicer than the humans that we know! 😊
I'm happy he's gotten some improvement and it sounds like the vet has a good treatment plan to keep him from suffering while also allowing him to have more time with you and you with him. I was thinking about you last night and wondering how it went. Not realizing he wasn't coming home til today I almost was afraid to ask since you hadn't posted about him coming home. I prayed there wasn't some bad news after his IV treatment.
I worry about that because of the surprising way I unexpectedly lost my pet not that long ago, while at the vet for a simple procedure--certainly not expected to be fatal! I must have cried and screamed in disbelief in their parking lot for 2 hours afterwards. Until finally a friend came to carry out my sweet fur-boy in his little coffin they gave us (something I couldn't bear to do) and followed me home with him on her passenger seat. I don't think I stopped crying the entire day and for many days.
The neighbors all pitched in that evening and dug a little grave in the back and we held a little funeral for him that night with me crying all the way through it. My one neighbor led prayers and made it almost like a human funeral.
I had no idea my mom would also unexpectedly die just few short mo's later. Yeah, really sad.
I'm grieving so much right now!
I didn't start out with intentions of sharing that story, but I did want to let you know why I'm so sensitive to the thought of losing your precious Henrick, or anyone's pet. (And parent's too). I hope Lu's cat named Trouble is also doing better.
My last cat lived to be 16. My brother had a cat that lived to be over 20 years old. He was solid black. Mine was striped.
I have had many cats since childhood, all colors but I have never had a solid white or solid black cat. My neighbor had a beautiful white Persian cat.
Will pray for your kitty. He sounds so sweet.
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Please continue to pray.
gershun - having Hendrick cared for at the vet's for his treatment must be somewhat of a relief for you. I understand that. It's hard as they age and get ill.
We dropped Henrick off at the vet this morning. To be honest it's nice to know he's in good hands and someone else is taking care of him for a bit. Gives me a break. Kind of like respite care for humans I guess.
Thx for your comments it's me.
Can you please give some grieving and overwhelmed pet owners a break?
You Lord, are walking beside them, right?
With us through the good and the bad,
with us through the fire.