One of our cats Baby Kitty is no longer with us. I noticed a week or two ago that she wasn't breathing very well so I took her to the vet on Monday. We found out that she had a herniated diaphragm. Surgery would have been around $4,000 and she probably would not have made it through. The only other options were to let her keep going until she got too bad or have her put down so that she wasn't suffering anymore. J and I wanted to talk about it for a couple of days before making any decisions, but today, she made the decision for us. She took a major turn for the worse and began to die. Jimmy met me at the vet and we decided to have her put down so she wouldn't hurt anymore. She didn't even make it through the sedative to calm her down. She was just too weak. I pretty much cried all day today. I know it is cheesy, but this little poem makes me feel better. The last couple of years have been pretty bad for me when it comes to cats, so I take what I can get...
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Thank you for reading about my life and I hope you come back again.