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Beautiful Happy Gone but always in my heart.

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    Beautiful Happy Gone but always in my heart.

    Two weeks ago, I had to put down my Scottish Fold cat of 13 years to sleep. I'm so devastated and have been crying myself to sleep. Happy was a gift to me when he was 3 months old. The cutest and sweetest kitten who grew up to be the most wonderful, loving pet. He would be by my side on the couch and would follow me to bed and sleep right next to me. He also always greeted me at the door when I would come home.



    Two years ago Happy lost some weight, I was very concerned and he was taken in for a complete check up. He was fine. Between the vet and myself we couldn't figure out what was going on. I finally came to the conclusion that it was the mature food I was giving him instead of adult. When I chanced his food, he became the chubby beautiful cat he always was. Three weeks ago I notice he was becoming thin and didn't want to eat. This was unlike Happy who loved his food. I was getting very concerned. The vet took all the tests and the next day he said his red and white blood count was terrible. I could tell by his manner that it was not good. He sent me to another vet who I knew for years and was a specialist. When he looked at my dear Happy and read his blood work he said he was dying. The diagnosis was bone cancer. The pain I felt I can't describe. I loved this cat so much and couldn't believe what I was hearing. He truly was an angel. The moment came for Happy to lay in my arms and be put out of any pain or misery. He passed quietly.

    I want to get through this but having a terrible time. Some people say you can't dwell and move on. I can't seem to do this. The loss and emptiness is causing me to be very depressed but I am trying. I'm thankful that I have little Summer my cat and Chance my dog for comfort.

    Thank you for listening. Here is a Pic of my angel.734352_10151547012648478_225618682_n.jpg

    Jodie

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    What a moving story, I've welled up reading it. Thank-you for sharing your story and that gorgeous picture of Happy. The way you are feeling is so completely normal, and everyone deals with grief in different ways. There's no time scale as to how long until you feel you've moved on so please don't put pressure on yourself. You've lost your best friend and you wouldn't be human if you didn't feel the intense loss. In time, you will move on and find it easier to focus on the blessing that Happy was to you. Only when you are ready though

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    What a touching story of your beautiful Happy. You can find peace in that you were there comforting him in his last moments. Two weeks is not long at all for a cat who shared your home and heart for thirteen years, it's surely a sad time, and you should allow yourself to cry and grieve, it's very natural and healing. Sending love, warm wishes and hugs your way.

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    What a beautiful cat.

    My heart goes out to you... Only an animal person would understand what it is to love and be loved by an animal and the pain of losing that faithful friend and companion.
    You had 13 happy years together. He is gone now from your earthly life - but still alive in the world of spirit and one day you will be reunited again. Take heart in that.

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    This is why I joined it here. I knew that animals lovers would understand what I'm going through. I'm lucky to have found you all.

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    Dear Jodie i am so sorry to read of your loss, itis so hard losing a much loved pet,my sympathy goes out to you.Hugs

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    I'm so sorry about your loss.

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