Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day 4

I was hoping for a great ice skating pic for day 4, I took Kate skating for the first time today. Sadly though, we lost my wonderful, loving cat, Sam today. He was almost 19 years old, but you would never know it until recently. He had a tumor in his brain that affected his thyroid - he was finally beyond where any medication could help him. My heart is broken.
I so miss him sitting on my lap stepping clumsily on my keyboard as I type...

So my photo today, my wonderful vet made this print for me today and added this beyond perfect saying...

I just wanted to finish with a photo of Sammy and Kate... (click for credits)

Give your pets big hugs today :)

15 comments:

  1. What a sweet tribute to your kitty.

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  2. Oh Tammy, I'm so sorry about your beloved kitty. It's so hard to lose our pets. I lost my 16-yo fur baby last fall, and I still miss him every day.

    How are your girls doing with it?

    Hugs,
    ~Susan

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  3. I am so sorry for you. What an awesome vet to create that for you! Big hugs,
    Barb

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  4. Oh, Tammy!! I am so so sorry!! I agree, your vet is amazing to do that for you. Something else I would recommend that may help you both - a special book that helped me ever so much when my beloved Raia passed away: "Cat Heaven" by Cynthia Rylant. I found it in a local bookstore, and have cherished it - even personalized it with a photo of my kitty and her birth/death dates... "The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass, where crickets and butterflies play. A cat may be late getting to Heaven... there is so much fun on the way!" I still can't read this book without getting choked up - especially at the end. So true, those pawprints forever in our hearts... Take time to grieve - no matter what anyone says. 19 years is a substantial chunk of YOUR life - and grief is only natural. Blessings!!

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  5. Oh Tammy, I am SOOOO sorry for your loss. Your kitty looks so much like our Sabrina. That is really a touching tribute your vet made for you!! Hugs to you and your family over your loss!

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  6. Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss today. Sending you a hug.

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  7. Oh Tammy... I am so sorry. The heartbreak of losing a cherished pet...a family member...is horrible. I love what your vet did. Please know that there are many of us who have felt that same pain at some point and who feel your grief. {{hugs}}

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  8. Tammy, your photo is really touching and I'm so sorry about your loss. Its so not fair.

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  9. i'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. your photo and the backstory are very sweet.

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  10. I´m so, so sorry for your lost! The photo is hearttouching! I hope you feel better soon! Hugs

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  11. I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a pet can be tough.

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  12. Tammy,
    I am heartbroken for you. We lost one of beloved cats last year and have one middle age and one advanced age kitty. I still cry regularly over the loss of our sweet Sadie.
    My heart goes out to you!
    ~Sarah

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  13. I so so sorry for your loss. Pets are an amazing comfort. I'll snuggle my puppy extra close tonight after reading about Sammy.

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  14. Tammy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of Sammy.

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  15. Tammy I am so sorry. I missed talking to you yesterday and today and had no idea. Huge hugs from me. What an amazingly thoughtful thing for your vet to do. I am so touched. xoxo

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