Loss of a pet

This post is a little more sad than my others, but unfortunately one of my kittens passed away just under 48 hours ago. She was almost 6 months old, I’ve had her for almost 3 months now. For a couple of days she was more sleepy than normal, but she was always quite lazy, especially compared to my 4 month old kitten who is just a ball of energy.

She didn’t like her tail being touched then on Monday while I was at work and my boyfriend was in the shower, she broke her leg. I don’t know if the kittens had been fighting or if she fell off the table but her leg was badly broken. My boyfriend called me and I quickly came home and she was lying on the living room floor not moving. 

I can’t describe the feeling of seeing her lying there, for a moment I wasn’t sure she was still alive. We quickly took her to a nearby vet who done his best to care for her. After a couple of hours in the vet, we were allowed to bring her home. The vet said that there was a chance that she may have internal bleeding.

The cage we took her in was a little too small so we made her a bed from spare blankets and set her up in the living room where we could keep an eye on her. For the rest of the afternoon she was basically unconscious. We went to bed early that night, we took the make-shift bed into our bedroom,hoping she would be ok.

At around midnight, I woke up at the sound of the most heart-wrenching meow I’ve ever heard. My kitten, Yuki had woken up and was obviously in pain. We rushed to her side but there was nothing we could do. Right before my eyes, as I held her small body, I felt her breath slow and stop, and her heartbeat slow and stop.

I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before and it was one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced. Since it happened all I can hear is her final meow and I keep getting flashbacks to her last few minutes. For people who haven’t had pets, I can imagine that my feeling over heartbreak for a cat might not make sense, but for people who have pets, I’m sure you can understand that feeling of loss.  

I’m so sad that she passed but, if it was her time, I’m glad she was at home where she was loved and not alone in the vets. I miss you Yuki, gone but never forgotten. I hope all your pain is gone. Image


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dad..
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 06:19:53

    Being over 6000 miles away means its harder just to give you a hug. A few words from me.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…


  2. earthchanges
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 12:48:30

    So sorry for your loss. Pets are just like our children. The Rainbow Bridge sounds beautiful. We of course believe in it. Also be prepared crossed over people and pets can come in your dreams. We just wrote about it in our latest post.


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