goodbye, Bada

look at me – I’m *cute*
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What a roller coaster – yesterday morning the vet phoned and said she was “feistier” and taking her food through a tube.

We allowed ourselves, at last, to begin to feel optomistic, and arranged to go and see her at 6.30, when we were confronted with a small cat on the edge of death. She wasn’t accepting her food through the tube at all, was vomiting, wasn’t drinking, had an ulcerated tongue, and was generally as ill as she possibly could be. The vet was clearly surprised that she had a) slipped back, and b) slipped back so fast.

We took the only decision we could – we let her go. And we will miss her joy and her nibblous tail more than I can say.

Good hunting, Liessa …

18 thoughts on “goodbye, Bada”

    1. Thank you – it wasn’t tough, though. It was the last thing we could do for her, and I simply couldn’t bear her to suffer any more.

  1. I am so sorry. It is never easy saying goodbye and having to choose is hard. I am sure many cats will be meeting her across the rainbow bridge.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. 🙁 I have gone through it twice this year. You were such great cat parents and I know that you had to make this decision. Ending suffering is always the right decision. My thoughts are with you.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this: huge sympathies for the emotional rollercoaster. You did the best thing for her but I know how much it hurts to say goodbye, even when it’s so clearly the right thing to do.

  4. I’m so very sorry. Losing an animal family member is always difficult and especially so when you have to choose to do the unselfish thing and allow her to go.

    I really feel for you all. I expect the other cats will be upset too.

  5. Ah. What a pity. She seemed like a little darling. I’m sorry for your loss, but the time must have come when the little fighter had no more fight left.

    I cried for a week when my tortoiseshell died. I know how it is. Take care of your selves and remember all the fun furry times.

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