Thursday, January 02, 2014

Goodbye, Baby Simon

Simon became even more weak and ill today. I brought him back in to see if they could do anything for him, but they couldn't.  So, I had to make the decision to put him down.  He wasn't in any pain at that point--just so, so tired from his body trying so hard to fight off the disease. But the vet said he was dehydrated & would soon start to be in pain. I didn't want that for him. He was just very sleepy & worn-out right now but still happy and purring and snuggly. If he had to go, I wanted him to be happy when it was time. And the vet said that it was really the best choice for him. 

I'll miss my little baby, even though I only had him for a few months.  He was a sweet, loving little guy and he just stole my heart.  He used to run to the door to greet me when I came home and wanted me to hold him. He was a little lovebug and I am going to miss him like crazy. 


7 comments:

  1. My wife and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how excited you were when you found him, and I'm sure he appreciated all the comfort you gave him. Take care. Our thoughts are with you.

    -- Mark and Love. And Buffy and Beezle and Ivy.

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    1. Thank you so much. He was a wonderful little guy.

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  2. I am so very sorry to hear this. My baby girl -- I call her that most of the time, but her "real" name is Rivka the Rapscallion -- is hardly a baby these days.

    For some years, I've felt badly for her because after our Dalmatian, of whom she had no fear, passed (another painful story), our two Papillions have been somewhat more difficult for her. Still, she loves to climb up on my chest, and fall asleep. She will do so even if the "real" Papillion, Tuvia, is sleeping on my neck, as he is wont to do.

    When my Baby passes, I suspect I will be inconsolable. In fact, just saying that made me tearful.

    I suppose -- or so "they" say -- we have to be happy for the time we have with them.

    I am sorry for your loss.

    I do not know what else to say.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It's comforting to know I'm not alone in this sad time.

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  3. Having only learned of your blog, and of Simon, today, I wanted to come by and express purrs and purrayers of condolences and to say that, though in your life for such a short time, do not doubt that he was meant to be in your life and you in his, and you have both benefited from the time you were together.

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  4. So very sorry to hear about poor Simon! It really, really sucks when a pet dies, and it's extra sucky when it's just a baby. But you know, you saved him and gave him a whole lotta love for his last months, so he didn't suffer alone on the streets, poor bud. Hoping your other kitties will bring you some comfort during this awful time.

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  5. Marilou Auer6:53 PM

    He waits for you at the Rainbow Bridge. And if you remember to look, you might see him watching you from the Waving Cloud. The only thing that Simon had to bequeath to another wonderful cat was his place in your heart and your home. I hope one day, when the time is right, you will allow another lovebug to adopt you.

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