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Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:42 PM

sheba the cat... 1992-2014

today we made the vet trip no one want to make
we took our sheba in for the final time.
she was down to under 5 pounds and was having trouble walking

she was the queen of the household and my wifes baby girl.

good bye dear sheba we will miss you. until we meet again at the rainbow bridge.


as for us... i think its time for a tumbler of bourbon or two

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Reply sheba the cat... 1992-2014 (Original post)
rdking647 Jun 2014 OP
shenmue Jun 2014 #1
Frustratedlady Jun 2014 #2
SfromCanada Jun 2014 #3
Skittles Jun 2014 #4
onehandle Jun 2014 #5
Tikki Jun 2014 #6
MFM008 Jun 2014 #7
Beaverhausen Jun 2014 #8
BarbaRosa Jun 2014 #9
lunasun Jun 2014 #10
Curmudgeoness Jun 2014 #11
packman Jun 2014 #12
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2014 #13
sammythecat Jun 2014 #28
DesertDiamond Jun 2014 #14
Solly Mack Jun 2014 #15
G_j Jun 2014 #16
oldandhappy Jun 2014 #17
greatlaurel Jun 2014 #18
MrMickeysMom Jun 2014 #19
calimary Jun 2014 #20
nikto Jun 2014 #21
sammythecat Jun 2014 #22
Behind the Aegis Jun 2014 #23
irisblue Jun 2014 #24
Moostache Jun 2014 #25
Corey_Baker08 Jun 2014 #26
MADem Jun 2014 #27
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2014 #29
KT2000 Jul 2014 #30
countryjake Jul 2014 #31
xchrom Jul 2014 #32
mike_c Jul 2014 #33
joeybee12 Jul 2014 #34
indepat Jul 2014 #35
TheKentuckian Jul 2014 #36
MerryBlooms Jul 2014 #37
Jawja Jul 2014 #38

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:45 PM

1. {{{Sorry}}}

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:45 PM

2. What a long life. Enjoy the memories. eom

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:45 PM

3. So sorry.

Think how much you loved her and the good life she had because of you.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:47 PM

4. ...


Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.....
I loved you so --
'twas Heaven here with you.

--by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:48 PM

5. It's the walking difficulty that usually makes that decision for us.

Ease on, Kitty. Ease on.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:48 PM

6. Hugs to the rdking647 family...




What a sweetheart, she was there a long time as part of your family.


Tikki

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:51 PM

7. A trip we all dread

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:53 PM

8. So sorry

Sheba had a long life. I'm sure she had a happy and loving home with you and your wife. She lives on in your hearts.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:55 PM

9. I'm sorry rdking

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:56 PM

10. RIP little Sheba

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 09:05 PM

11. I've made that trip too many times.

My condolences. Rejoice that you knew her.

Rest if peace, Sheba.

And peace to you and your wife.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:14 PM

12. She'll be there in the shadows

and you'll see her as you turn your head. Pets fill the empty spaces and stay for awhile after they they leave us.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:29 PM

13. hugs to help through your grief.

Our furry babies.....



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:43 PM

28. Oh god look at that cat

This is a sad thread and by the time I responded I was really feeling low. I was scrolling up through the responses and that gif you have just cracked me up. I laughed out loud. That is a seriously scary move that cat has there. I see that and whatever problem we were having is totally forgotten on my end. Cat wins. Whatever he wants. The bed, the room, money, whatever.

i hope rdking could get a laugh as well, but maybe not today.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:30 PM

14. Sheba is with you now, purriing!

{purring cat emoticon here}

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:33 PM

15. Oh, rd. I am so sorry!



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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:33 PM

16. blessings and happy trails sheba!

what a long life she had!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:38 PM

17. She leaves a big hole in your hearts.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:43 PM

18. So very sorry, such a difficult thing to do.

Take care. Pets give us so much, while asking so little. for Sheba and to the rdking647 family.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:50 PM

19. That is the worst...

And, how can you describe your love in doing it? Because she deserved you to be there with her until the rainbow bridge. I'm so sorry for your loss of dear little sheba. Please accept a warm embrace.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:54 PM

20. Damn. So sorry to hear this, rdking647.

I'm so sorry. MAN, we've been through that, too. MISERABLE. The worst drive ever taken. The vet trip no one wants to make. No kidding. Many of us here at DU have had to bid a beloved pet a reluctant farewell lately. You're not alone. And you don't mourn alone, either.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:16 PM

21. Somehow...

 

It is the loss of beloved pets that makes me hope there's an afterlife of some sort,
even more than the deaths of beloved people do.

Maybe that's weird.

But that's how I feel.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:18 PM

22. ...

It's tough when the light goes out in something innocent and beautiful. It's really hard.

When death approaches I'm reminded of a line from a Lord Byron poem, "If I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis only that I do not weep." I think of that too often for some reason.

What I do in situations like this is probably unhealthy. I try to keep it out of my mind as much as I can. I never forget but I avoid reminders. A lot of people find some comfort in looking at photos and talking about memories but for me it just brings back the end and the permanent loss. And regrets. Always regrets. We're never perfect in any of our relationships no matter how devoted we were. There's always something we could have done better even if there really wasn't.

I do apologize for such a gloomy response. Your post just really hit home with me. 22 years is a long time.

I don't have comforting words. I just don't know what to say, but you do have my sincerest empathy and sympathy. I know it hurts.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:20 PM

23. I am very sorry for your loss.

Sadly, my Tony died in my arms yesterday morning. I hope they meet up and have a wonderful time.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:28 PM

24. I cannot imagine losing a 22 yr long companion

sleep sweetly sheba, squirty the bobcat( dog do NOT mess with her) can show you the best perches to wait for your humans....

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:34 PM

25. No words or thoughts can make it easier, but I send you both...

Words to encourage you to remember the many good years and love shared,
Thoughts for a grieving and recovery that leaves you only with those good memories in short order.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:35 PM

26. RIP, I Will Never Forget The Day I Had To Bury Snoopy, My Dalmatian, Whom I Loved

RIP Snoopy James 2000-2012

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:42 PM

27. Have two.

I've got to say, you cared for that cat beautifully.

That's a good long life.

I've had a cat that made it to 21 (barely), another that made it to 20, but 22 years, and you had to help the poor thing over the bridge...that is a well-cared-for cat!

It sucks to lose a companion you've had for so long. So yeah, have two.

Toast a good life well lived. Mourn. Hang in there.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:11 AM

29. I am so sorry.

Mousie and Scat will be there to meet her.
It's so hard to let them go.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:25 AM

30. I'm so sorry

I know - it is so difficult but we do it for them. Peace to you and your wife. RIP Sheba girl.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:38 AM

31. It's so very hard, all my sympathies to you & your wife.

Peace, to Sheba.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:31 AM

32. Peace be with Sheba's people at this time. nt

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 10:15 AM

33. condolences and best wishes to you....

Damn, that's hard.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 10:24 AM

34. That was a good long life, I'm sure she's in Kitteh Heaven

 

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:10 PM

35. RIP, Sheba: a queen for a very long and much-loved reign

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:16 PM

36. Tears from this old curmudgeon

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:23 PM

37. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:29 PM

38. So sorry for your loss.

I had to do the same for my kitty today.... She was 17 years old. I know how you are feeling.

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