You're a rare and special dude, Kyle Cassidy.
Peace to Momcat.
You are such an incredible person. People like you give me hope. And from what I've seen on your entries, I'm sure that you've given her everything you could. <3
I had a feeling this was coming. :( You've done a wonderful job with her over the years. You did everything you could for her and made progress where others would not have. I'm going to miss her.
I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and Trillian, as you've tried your best for Momcat over the years and it really shows. She's beautiful, and mysterious in her own way. It won't make it any less difficult for you, but you're in my thoughts.
Thank you for sharing Momcat with us.
Kyle and Trillian,
I know ultimately Momcat will thank you for having the courage to do the best thing for her. Euthanizing a pet is never an easy choice, but in this case, where you honestly have done SO MUCH to ensure she had Quality of Life, I believe it is the best option for you.
I hope the vet visit is as untraumatic as possible for your whole household.
I will miss the pictures of her glaring or dispairing at the camera.
I'm so, so sorry to hear this. Thank you so much for sharing Momcat with us.
I'm so glad Momcat found her way to you and Trillian Stars. You both gave her the best possible life she could have had under the circumstances.
I wish Momcat a peaceful transition, and thank her for bringing her own unique light to the world.
*Hugs* to you all.
Farwell, Momcat, on your way to the rainbow! =^o^=
Edited at 2009-07-16 10:30 am (UTC)
You did the best you could for her. You found good homes for her kittens, made sure she wasn't contributing to the kitten population of your city, and kept her warm and dry. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
My thoughts are with you all.
I don't know what else to say.
Some of her cards were indeed lucky. She got you, and you gave her a peaceful environment in her last years. Decisions like this are hard, and we'll all miss her.
Suck. It's a tough decision to make, even when it's the right (or only) decision. In the past year, I've had to put down a dog and a horse.
Our feral cat has turned into a loving and affectionate house-cat, but definitely on her terms - she still has a gut-level wariness of humans and their motives. The barn kittens, OTOH, have never known anything but love in their lives, and I want to protect and nurture their innocence.
So yeah, I'll be giving to City Kitties, to make some other cat's life better.
I'm so sorry. I think you are making the best decision for her although it always seems like the hardest one to make.
For some reason this hit me hard this morning. I think it's because I'm feeling very hormonal due to being due with my baby boy in 2 weeks. When I had my daughter Aimee 2 years ago I had to euthanize my 17 year old kitty Duchess a week after giving birth due to her kidney failure and we had done all we could for her. I still miss her.
I do think it is positive that M-cat had such loving humans around her. And I continue to be so overjoyed by your giving to help other kitties.
There's reason why I will only ever live with rescue pets.
Thanks for the reminder.
Can you send me the code for the "Donate" link? I'd like to re-post it on my blog. We'll be donating to our local shelter in Momcat's name.
I can't say how much this post has moved me. Your kindness, even when you're grieving, is amazing. Thank you.
2009-07-16 03:04 pm (UTC)
Poor mom cat. I agree with your decision though. Its best to let them rest in peace then to go to bed in pain. I almost had to put my lizard down this past winter and it nearly tore me apart. I saved him from a bad lifestyle so he means more to me then anything....even though, like momcat, he is always miserable.
I had a cat once, that we saved...and she would pee on my grandparents bed and chairs so one day I came home and she was gone :-(
I hope that your last days with momcat are spent well!
This made me so much more sad than I thought it would. You are just wonderful, Kyle, and I think deep down Momcat really wanted to love you.
you're truly a good man, kyle.
You have given her comfort, shelter, and love even when she didn't know she needed it. You and Trillian are amazing.
Some wills just cant be broken. Not even when they harm themselves. She is who she is.
You did your best with her. And while her story is a tearful one for me. I donated, so that something bright will come from it.
Gosh, I just don't have the words. I'm shedding tears at work too.
Many hugs for all of you. You're good souls, know that for sure.
I clicked the button, donated with love, for you and Trillian and Momcat and the others that still need us.
You're a good man, Kyle Cassidy. Rest in peace, Momcat. I'm glad I got to meet you.