Thursday, February 23, 2017

Autumn Cat

As I sit here thinking about what to write to describe how I feel the tears are streaming down my face.  I had to make that one way trip to the vet last night with my cat Autumn. 
 She had been struggling with hyperthyroid and kidney disease.  
She stopped eating over the past few days and yesterday she cried when I picked her up. 
 I think she was ready but I was not.  

I opened the door of my sewing room for her one last time (our happy place).  
She got down off my bed and walked, ever so gingerly, into my sewing room. 
 She hopped up on the chair then on to my table and turned and looked at me with a look that said, "Where is my ice water?" 
 I went back downstairs and filled my water bottle with ice and water, like I did every time we sewed and brought it back upstairs. 
 She had one last drink and laid down on "her" quilt.  
She laid there and purred and purred.  
I sewed a bit as I know she likes the heat of the sewing machine and my light. 
 I didn't turn on the TV so I could listen to her purr one last time.  
My daughter came over to say goodbye and we face-timed my other daughter so she could say goodbye (Autumn was her cat).  It was a very difficult night for everyone.  

My hubby drove us to the vet and I held Autumn in my arms.  
We went in and although we had to wait a little bit it but 
it was nice to have those last few moments to say goodbye.  
We burried her out at the farm next to her brother, Mosen and her sister, Aiden.  
It is the passing on an era in our family life.  

We were 5 cats now we are just one.  
RIP sweet baby girl.  
I love you so much and will miss snuggling with you in bed every night. 
 I will miss your demand for ice water in my water bottle and your sweet, sweet company as I sew.  Please tell the others I love them and you all need to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.

I will always love you Sweet Pea!  16 1/2 years was NOT long enough.  



beaquilter said...

so sorry :(

Maureen said...

I am very sorry for your loss . She was well loved and is now not suffering

mtquilter said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a fur baby is almost as hard as losing a human companion and that one way trip is really hard. Hope the days ahead bring some solace. Hugs!

dianne said...

Godspeed, little kitty-cat...

Saska said...

She is such a pretty kitty. She'll always be special to us all.

DianeF said...

Oh, so sad. I'm so sorry to hear about Autumn. She seems to have had a great life and I loved to see her in your sewing pictures. May she RIP and may you and your family remember her in the best of times.

Terry said...

So sorry for your loss, I know the pain well as I have lost a few of my own. Only time can help heal the hurt. Bless you for giving her a good home for so long.

Ioleen said...

I have tears running down my face as I send hugs of comfort your way. God Bless you sweet Autumn. I will think of you often.

Unknown said...

I'm so very sorry. The next few weeks will be tough ! We lost our Miniature Italian Greyhound on Jan. 7th. Her, Bianca's, birthday was on Monday and I really went through a melt down again. She was my shadow and the void is awful. I'll add you and your family to my prayer list.

Marlene said...

So sad. Bless you gorgeous Autumn. I will miss seeing her on the blog. I feel your pain as I just had to do the same with my 17 year old Bella.

Ladybug Dreams said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of one of your furry loves.

CA Bobbie said...

Tears running (and nose). I'm so sad for all of your family. i know the choice is so hatd but must be made to help her not suffer. I'm sending virtual hugs to all of you.

c said...

Your heart is taking her purring within you. The more we love our kids, the more we open to hurt. But as time passes, we love another in a different way. My 19 yr old was running out of time, my 16 yr old was giving up and my child that told me my blood sugars was out of whack before I knew it was super hard. My 7 yr old was left behind for 3 months until I came home 2/14/2017, she cried and hid till I got home from rehab and has stayed attached to me. I feel the leg being brushed by the rainbow bridge guys, when no one is near me. They are within reach as yours are, we just can't touch them yet. I am sad you hurt as well. Hang in there, your heart has room one day to love another, no one replaces the others.

Unknown said...

So very sorry.

Cathy Weber said...

I am so, so sorry.

KaHolly said...

I can't see through the tears to write more than ''I'm so sorry'' XO

Michele said...

Tears are falling from my eyes too as I type. I'm so sorry.

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