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My kitty cat Leopold had to be put to sleep.
7/29/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Posted on 07/29/2012 3:04:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Our cat Leopold had to be put to sleep. He had a severe bladder problem that couldn't be taken care of. It's a major problem for male cats.

Does anyone here have any ideas on how to cope with such a loss? I'm so heartbroken.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; kitties; pets
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1 posted on 07/29/2012 3:04:57 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’m sure this counts as a vanity.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Things will get better with time. Try to remain busy. Sorry to hear about your kitty. :(


3 posted on 07/29/2012 3:07:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Also,he was only 4 and healthy until a few days ago.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 3:07:22 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Not much to say, other than Leopold will now be much more comfortable and will remember your kindness, for eternity.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 3:07:42 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: EEGator

It hurts so much.

He had blood in his urine and was in a lot of pain.

It makes my heart ache knowing that.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 3:09:03 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what it’s like to lose a cat. They become one of your dearest family members. Time is the only answer I can offer. We always have/had two cats at a time and it helps to have another pet around to love.

Take care.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 3:09:16 PM PDT by bluerose
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

from past experience, replace him immediately....your heart will go right out to a new KITTEN and he/she will soon be as close as Leopold was!!


8 posted on 07/29/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I had to put down my cocker spaniel it was one of the most difficult things to do. I cried let time pass, now I have a handsome pomeranian my son brought home that someone couldn’t keep.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:00 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

A cute kitten works wonders.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:00 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: BobL

He would sleep next to my head,LOL.

He was 15 pounds and hard to move.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:13 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I am so sorry about your loss. My cat Lucky had to be put to sleep for the same problem.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Very sorry. Been there too many times and I understand your pain. It will take some time. Remember the good stuff.

MM


13 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I am very sorry for your loss. It's going to take TIME to grieve for your little guy and nothing can replace that commodity. Eventually, you may want to honor his memory by adopting a kitten or two from a shelter and save their lives. You will then find yourself investing your energies in forging a relationship with the new babies and taking care of them rather than trapping yourself in a loop of grief. Of course there will be times when the memory and realization of loss will just hit you and you will feel indescribable sadness. The antidote for that will be to see the next cute thing the babycat will be pulling.

I have lost beloved cats, grieved them, and remember them with love. What kept me going was then investing my emotions in a new kitten. I hope you find comfort in your own way.

14 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Get another cat. They’re cheap and easy to come by. My big black cat is getting old, and I know I’ll miss him when he eventually kicks off. But you just have to face the fact that cats only live for about 15 years.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 3:11:43 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Frankly, there is no way to cope. You must soldier on. Go to a shelter and adopt another. Show the same love, always.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Bringbackthedraft

We have another cat,whose name is Pumpkin. He’s a tabby.

We thought we were going to lose him too at one point.

He’s very affectionate.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 3:12:25 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

We’ve had many cats who developed serious health problems and eventually had to be put down. Just cry your eyes out and let your heart ache. It’s the best thing you can do.

In time, the hurt will lessen and you’ll remember only the wonderful times you had with your pet.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Pumpkin will surely grieve the loss of his pal. He may very well (after an interval of time) welcome a new playmate. Just make sure to make the introduction carefully so that Pumpkin doesn’t feel he’s being replaced.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 3:13:58 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain should wake me from my sleep, Then you must do what must be done, For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I’ll understand, But don’t let your grief then stay your hand, For this day more than all the rest, Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years, What is to come will hold no fears, You wouldn’t want me to suffer, so, When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend, Only stay with me, until the end And hold me firm and speak to me Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree It is a kindness you do to me Although my tail its last has waved From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Don’t grieve that it must be you Who has to decide this thing to do, We’ve been so close - we two - these years, Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

~Author Unknown~


20 posted on 07/29/2012 3:14:16 PM PDT by keat
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
"He had a severe bladder problem that couldn't be taken care of."

First I am sorry for your loss. Now a question. Why couldn't it be taken care of? I have had severe bladder infections where I don't know it until my urine is full of blood and then it hurts. I go to the doctor and they give me antibiotic to clear it up. Why couldn't they do that with your cat?

21 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:08 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Try the site-

http://rainbowsbridge.com/

I posted memorials for several pets that I lost. It is tough to lose a good friend, but it will get better.


22 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:13 PM PDT by steve7
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Most of us have been there and it sucks big time, but what can you do? Like us, our animals wear out...some too early. I give my pets lots of attention every day and hope that there are many more days to come.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:17 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It’s heartbreaking. I’ve put down a few good old beagles in my time.
I justify it by telling myself it’s all part of being a pet owner. It helps with the guilt.
When someone acquires a pet they have to realize that the chances are that that someone will outlive the pet.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:24 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: EinNYC

Leo was a Manx who didn’t have a tail,just a stump.

He’d hop when he ran,LOL.

He was closer to my sister and he blew hot and cold,like many cats do.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
It helps some to talk about things you remember of your cat with someone that knew the cat and you, or just talk about your cat with someone even though it's hard to get through the conversation. The more you talk it out, the better it is.

We had to put two dogs down in the past six months, they were both elderly, but the second was a surprise. I cannot even look at her picture without crying. ('course she died only a month ago) I took out all their stuff--beds, dishes, collars, toys, etc. and put them away. Looking at the items was worse + our last dog was having issues with the items still being around. We also moved furniture around, too.

Everyone deals differently with grief. Hope you find what's best for you. Just do NOT let anyone allow you to deny that you are experiencing full grief-- a grief no less than losing a family member. <>

26 posted on 07/29/2012 3:15:52 PM PDT by madison10
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“Fixing” a male cat is the sure way to your experience. We lost two when I was growing up. Get some pointers on a better xiet to avoid the problem next time.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 3:16:26 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Right now, there is a cat somewhere who deserves the same love you gave Leopold (Apart from a Teutonic name, that is).

Sorry, just trying to cheer you up a bit.

28 posted on 07/29/2012 3:16:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: All

Thank you for the support and kind words.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 3:16:56 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Aw, hell.

I’m sorry to hear that.

Anytime I have lost a kitty, I tried to think about how that kitty’s
every day was made good with attention and catfood bites and talking
and explorations up trees and onto the roof. That helps me some.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 3:17:08 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It never completely goes away, but remember the joy he brought you and that you did the right thing when he was in pain.

Give it a little time and rescue another kitty to love.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 3:17:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Mass quantities of beer


32 posted on 07/29/2012 3:18:46 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Yes, Manx have back legs which are a bit longer than their front legs, which gives them the hoppity gait.


33 posted on 07/29/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’m so sorry. Our little friends have such an impact beyond their size.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: t1b8zs

Beer makes me gag. :(


35 posted on 07/29/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’m so very sorry for your loss.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 3:20:23 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Grieve, for it is normal; but also recall and be grateful for the joy (and mischief) that Leopold brought you.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 3:20:43 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Losing a pet you love is a traumatic experience. I’ll say a prayer for you and your cat. But the best thing- your cat is in a better place and very happy. God loves every one of his beautiful creatures and he has a home for them after their time on earth is over. Your cat is in heaven now. He’s happy and safe for all eternity.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 3:20:46 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Losing a pet you love is a traumatic experience. I’ll say a prayer for you and your cat. But the best thing- your cat is in a better place and very happy. God loves every one of his beautiful creatures and he has a home for them after their time on earth is over. Your cat is in heaven now. He’s happy and safe for all eternity.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:11 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: EinNYC

His belly was almost touching the floor because he ate a lot.


40 posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: jespasinthru

> But you just have to face the fact that cats only live for about 15 years.

We had one die a few years ago. He was 24. He got to the point of having almost daily heart attacks.
It was traumatic when we had to put him down.
Our other cat who died a year later was 19. He’d swallowed a pine cone whole and it messed up his insides.

We currently have 2 cats. Both were adult shelter cats. We figured kittens are easy to adopt out for the shelter, but not the older ones.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:20 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: Spunky
Because male catz have a small urethra, and if they get uric acid crystals lodged in the urethra, it gets ugly quickly.

The only time I've ever seen one recover is my boy cat. We put him on reverse osmosis water that actually pulls minerals out of the body.

/johnny

42 posted on 07/29/2012 3:22:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I am so sorry.


43 posted on 07/29/2012 3:22:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Krankor

Thank you.


44 posted on 07/29/2012 3:22:43 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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Sorry, powers, but it was an animal. I lost my dog ( her dog actually) 6 months ago, but it does not compare to losing a wife of 28 years... Not being cruel, just depressed today after reading FR today..

I feel for ya, not for sure you can reciprocate... I still struggle everyday with what I lost...


45 posted on 07/29/2012 3:23:17 PM PDT by ssstewart
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Sorry for your loss. I know how it is.

/johnny

46 posted on 07/29/2012 3:23:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Sorry, powers, but it was an animal. I lost my dog ( her dog actually) 6 months ago, but it does not compare to losing a wife of 28 years... Not being cruel, just depressed today after reading FR today..

I feel for ya, not for sure you can reciprocate... I still struggle everyday with what I lost...


47 posted on 07/29/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by ssstewart
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Sorry, powers, but it was an animal. I lost my dog ( her dog actually) 6 months ago, but it does not compare to losing a wife of 28 years... Not being cruel, just depressed today after reading FR today..

I feel for ya, not for sure you can reciprocate... I still struggle everyday with what I lost...


48 posted on 07/29/2012 3:23:36 PM PDT by ssstewart
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

So sorry for this; you are in our prayers.

We put down two cats within a month of one another last summer. I was upset but the wife was absolutely distraught.

After a few weeks we got a puppy. It doesn’t make the loss go away, but it will give you a new focus and keep you busy.

Hang in there FRiend.


49 posted on 07/29/2012 3:23:57 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

The Rainbow Bridge

http://petloss.com/rainbowbridge.htm


50 posted on 07/29/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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