Monday, April 30, 2012

RIP Mooshy

UPDATE:
Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words in the comments, our pets really have a way of touching our hearts, don't they?

Our little cat Mooshy has died. She was a beautiful and gentle cat. She had lunge cancer, which I didn't realise could happen to cats. She was very ill and had to be euthanized.

In December she started losing weight very rapidly but had her normal appetite. We took her to two different vets and run tests, but both times nothing was detected. Both put her weight loss down to her getting old. Then, this last week, she had grown thinner and stopped eating altogether and looked so unhappy, so we took her back to see the vet, expecting him to say the same thing, that she was just getting old. Unexpectedly, after another morning of tests, he told us how very unwell she was. She was only clinging to life and in a lot of pain. We didn't know she wouldnt be coming home with us when we took her in, so it was a suprise. It's always sad to lose a much loved pet, especially when they have been in the family for 15 years.

She was always napping in my fabric stash or guarding the ironing board (which gave me a good reason to put the ironing off for later), and she loved watching me quilt and tapping at the sewing machine whilst I worked. I will miss my little companion whenever I sew or read, she was always by my side and gave all of us so much love and pleasure. She will be much missed in our house.

32 comments:

  1. Esther I'm so so sorry you lost your Mooshy cat.

    Hugssss,

    Billie

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  2. I'm so sorry! We lost one of our beloved kitties this year too - she was 16 and we miss her terribly. Her sister is still with us and we hope to have a few more years with her even though she has diabetes. They are such wonderful company and fill our lives with unconditional love. It's good to know you'll see her again across that Rainbow Bridge =^..^=

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  3. I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved furry friend. Remember the good times.

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  4. I'm so sorry about Mooshy, we've lost several over the years and it's never easy. Cats are just special.

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  5. That's sad. She looks like a beautiful cat.

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  6. Oh Esther, That's a shame, she was such a pretty cat.

    Congratulations on your prize at Paducah.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss, Esther. I know how difficult it is to make that final — kindest — decision.

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  8. 15 years...thats sad...such a member of the family. Great photo of her....you will feel a hole for ages.

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  9. My heart goes out to you Esther...she was a beautiful girl and you gave her a wonderful home.

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  10. I'm sorry for you loss. Cherish the memories.

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  11. So very sorry, she looks the most beautiful of cats.

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  12. I'm sorry for your loss, she looks like such a sweet cat.

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  13. I am so sorry to hear that. I know how it hurts to have to agree to euthanise. As another commenter said, cherish the memories.

    *hugs*
    Hazle

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  14. I'm so very sorry for your loss of beautiful Mooshy.

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  15. So sorry Esther. She was a beautiful cat.

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  16. Esther this is so sad for you. I know you will miss her company. It is alway hard to lose a pet.
    Hugs.

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  17. Dear Esther, I am so sad that your beloved cat has passed on. She is lovely! May you be able to take comfort that she is no longer in pain. Robin

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  18. I'm too so sorry, Esther. She was so beautiful cat. It always hurt when you loose a sweet quilting friend.

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  19. So sorry to hear of your loss, Esther. Like you said: It's always sad (and hard) to lose a pet.

    In sympathy,
    Angie SoCal

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  20. So sorry for your loss of your lovely furbaby Esther. It is always so hard to lose the furbabies that we love so much and are so important to us as a family.

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  21. My heart goes out to you Esther. It's not easy loosing one of our constant companions. They give total love and loyalty and are always there to hug when you need them most. So glad you have such happy memories though. Hugs

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  22. THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
    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....

    Oh how I feel the depth of your pain - please know to have not had her in your life would have been the greater loss. Judy C in NC

    Author unknown...

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  23. What a beautiful girl! If you have children to explain this to, Cynthia Rylant's book, Cat Heaven, is a wonderful thing to share. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  24. I'm so sorry for your loss, Esther. She was very beatifull cat. It is always so hard to lose our "especial dauthers". A big hug for you!

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  25. My thoughts are with you. I too know how it feels to lose a beloved cat/dog. They become more than just a pet to us.

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  26. I'm so sorry for your lost. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet. I lost my big brown eyes (Buster)several years ago now, but there is not a day that I don't think about him and how much I miss him...

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  27. oh sadness. I know just how this feels. My thoughts are with you.

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  28. So sorry to hear you lost your Mooshy, Esther.
    So many happy memories with her will be treasured, once you get over the worst sadness. She sounds like a very special cat. And she was beautiful too!

    My thoughts are with you.

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  29. I am soo sorry to hear about Mooshy. She was very similar to our baby Darwin who we lost on December 28th. He lost his appetite, lost more than half his weight within 3 weeks, and we had to let him go. He would have been 14 in April. He used to hide under the fabric I was working on and try to catch the threads I was working with...and if he had a chance he would eat them...

    It is soo hard loosing a loved pet. We feel lucky we have still got one cat and one dog, and our cat has almost taken over from Darwin. She is now fighting with our dog over treats while hubby cooks...

    It gets easier to think about them after a while, and then you can think about all the good times and funny quirks.

    Take care,
    Ylva

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  30. Oh Esther, I am so sorry for you losing your Mooshy - pets are such a beautiful, loving part of a family and it is never easy losing them, but cherish the memories and know that she is not in pain now and you can look forward to the day you will see her once again. She was a beautiful cat.

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely cat know she is still with you in heart.

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