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Booger has passed away

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by Cassie, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Cassie

    Cassie Active Member

    After several years-long battle with CRF, Booger passed away peacefully at home in her sleep. She had been wasting away in spite of meds and switching between many diet foods. We had the choice of letting her live a few extra days/weeks at the vet hospital with obtrusive tubes, stress and strangers or in the loving comfort of her home. We chose the latter. Her last meal was her absolute favorite in the world, a can of tuna (against her vet's wishes, but we figured screw it. She hadn't had tuna in years and she relished it).

    Hubby and I feel good with our decision to let her go naturally in the comfort of her own home rather than a briefly extended life under the stress of doing the hospital thing and dieing there. She chose where she wanted to finally rest and we let her. I woke this morning and knew exactly where she would be and there she was. I wrapped her up in her blankie and we buried her along with her favorite toys and a bundle of roses (she loved roses, I couldn't keep them in the house... It was like an addiction for her...MUST EAT THE ROSES!) She would have liked that.

    I've had many cats during my life but none had become such a solid part of the family as BooBoo did. She had such a silly personality. She was literally like a child to us both.

    It's been a rough day.
  2. halaroo

    halaroo New Member

    I'm really sorry, Cassie. I remember seeing pictures of Booger when you adopted her and enjoyed watching her grow over the years. I know how important she was to you. I'm glad she was surrounded by love and comfort when she passed away. I think you did the right thing.

    Thinking about you and Booger today.
  3. sunset05

    sunset05 New Member

    I'm so sorry to hear about Booger. :( Very sad.

    I also remember seeing pictures of her on our auspet board. You gave her a loving home. She was very lucky to have you and I can see she brought a lot of joy into your life.
  4. HDrydr

    HDrydr New Member

    :cry: :cry: Big hugs Cassie!!! My eyes are filled with tears!! You absolutely did the right thing by her!!! I have enjoyed your stories and pictures!! She will be missed but she is happy healthy and livin' kitty heaven!!! They become such a part of our families they are our children!! Big hugs to you and remember she is always with you!!

    It was your gift to her giving her peace at home where she was/is loved and comfortable!!!
  5. Cassie

    Cassie Active Member

    Thank you everyone. It's been really hard for us (me and hubby). She was literally our baby. We loved her so much. Burying her was soooo hard but I think it helped us emotionally. We both cried so hard.
  6. vene

    vene New Member

    I'm so sorry to hear of the sad news. I've come to think of Booger as family and it breaks my heart to know that she has departed. The love that you shared with her will always remain in your heart and in your memories. *Big Hugs*
  7. Kenimet

    Kenimet New Member

    My prayers are with you

    You did the right thing for Booger. I am so glad that there are people who consider the cat's feelings in these decisions. I lost my Sassy and it has devistated me, but I at least got to hold her for the last few hours of her life.
  8. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    hugs to you
  9. Chessmind

    Chessmind New Member

    I was so sad to read this post. :cry: I'm going to miss her too. :cry: She was so lucky to have been so loved and well cared for.

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