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RIP Esme 2000-2011


Esme 2000-2011


It was my sad duty to say goodbye to my first cat, Esme, today. She came into my life 8 years ago an adult feral rescue who would bite without warning but desperately wanted love. She left me and Jeff as a spoiled rotten kitty who shared our meals, our bed and our hearts.

Her death was unexpected. She took a sudden downturn over one weekend, refusing food and water. As soon as I could, I got her to the vet. The prognosis was bad. The best thing I could do for her was to let her go.

I did have a chance at a last cuddle and she purred in my arms until the sedative took hold. It was clear she was tired and in pain and it was time.

I did my best by Esme and I hope she is chasing butterflies and shredding angel wings now.

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fullcontactmuse
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
lemurling
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry Jen. You gave her a lovely life. *hugs*
grandmoffdavid
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Our thoughts are with you.
jadecat9
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose one of your beloved kittens.

I hope that Pharoah & Isis help lessen the pain for you both.

*hugs*
deirdremoon
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear it. Peace to Esme.
anghara
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Oh GOD, these posts always get me right HERE. This is hard, so hard, the hardest thing ever - this letting go of the pieces of our hearts that we give to the creatures who share our lives.

I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories stay bright.
shaharazad
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
*hugs* So sorry for your loss.
strixluna
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh Jen, I'm so sorry. *hugs*
cartazon
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Jen, I'm so sorry. I remember when you got Esme, and have enjoyed your stories of her through the years.

May your memories of her love comfort you now.
kmarkhoover
Sep. 20th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
I am really sorry about this. I know you are hurting. *hugs*
naamah_darling
Sep. 20th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I am so sorry. What a beautiful girl.
mabfan
Sep. 20th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Condolences on your loss.
wastededucation
Sep. 20th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
{{{hugs}}}

The kidling is now in Valhöll. I would tolerate nothing less.

le' sigh...
camino_volare
Sep. 20th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for you loss, hugs.
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eyezofwolf
Sep. 20th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
deire
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
*gentle hugs* I'm sorry. She looks like a very, very sweet girl.
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fintach
Sep. 21st, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry for your loss.
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