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25 October 2014 @ 05:39 pm
My Sweet, Handsome Boy.  
Buddy had a stroke last night. I had him put to sleep this morning. I am grateful that I got a few more months with him than expected, but it is a sad day. I have had him since the very day he was born. I held him in my arms while he went. Now he'll be with his best friend, his Papa Bear, once again.

Buddy & Bert - posing
Krycek aka Big Buddy
April, 1999 - October, 2015
He was my sweet, playful, handsome boy and I will miss him.
 
 
 
Jojo: Animals ⇒ Kittyjojothecr on October 25th, 2014 09:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. <3
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 25th, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, darling.... *HUGS* I am so sorry; I know he waited to spend as much time with you as he possibly could.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
I think what happened to Buddy a few months ago when he was sick was a mini stroke, he just recovered quickly. I am grateful for the warning time and the extra attention I was able to lavish on him in the last few months. There is a strange empty space around here now though.
Ironlily - Making My Marque: EyesMothvikingprincess on October 28th, 2014 11:18 pm (UTC)
Of course there is. :(
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on October 25th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. I miss my boy a lot. <3
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?rhymephile on October 25th, 2014 10:50 pm (UTC)

Awww, hunny I'm so sorry. You took care of him the best you could, and you did the right thing. I'm glad you got a little extra time with him too. Butternut and Sable are getting some extra pets tonight. ♥

dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you, babe. I am grateful that I knew the end was coming, so I could lavish him with all the attention and spoil him (more than usual). Like the vet said, they don't know quantity of life, they only know quality. But it is strange here without him, so quiet and empty feeling, even with the other cats. <3
Shirebound: Rainbow - Mucunshirebound on October 25th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry, my friend. What a sweet lad. He'll live in your heart forever.

*holds you very tight*
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. He really was a sweet boy. In the last few months since he got sick, he was so extra clingy to me that now it is weird not to have him attached to my side. That empty space will be there for a long while. <3
Denidenig37 on October 25th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
/hugs back/ Thank you, babe. I miss him very much. <3
lanie: heartprincesslanie on October 25th, 2014 11:58 pm (UTC)
hugs
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
/hugs back/ Thank you, darling. It is oddly quiet without him. <3
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dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
/hugs back/ Thank you, darling. It hits me at the most random times. <3
lindahoylandlindahoyland on October 26th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry. Big hugs and purrs from my boys.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. It is good to have the other cats looking out for me, but there is an empty space here. I appreciate the hugs and purrs from your ginger boys. <3
Kate: Hiding Catceitfianna on October 26th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
*hugs you, Jessie and all the kitties* I'm glad you were there for him and holding him when the time came. He will be missed.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you were there for him and holding him when the time came. He will be missed.

/hugs back/ All of the other cats are out of sync and a bit off and I don't know if they even know why, but they know something isn't right here. It was nice to be able to be holding him, because he loved to look into my eyes and so he got to at the end. But it was hard as well, because I could feel him actually going and the moment he went. But I was right there, laying an inch away when he was born, so it was an appropriate end as well. <3
ranuaranua on October 26th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry babe *hugs*
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on October 28th, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you, babe. I am okay and then it will hit me all of sudden and that is the hardest, remembering that he isn't just asleep in his special bed, that he is gone. The other cats are really looking out for me though (which makes it better and worse at times). When I get the ashes back, he will go in the ground right next to his mother and father.
Jo Ann: Cats: Angel kitty halo wingsyeuxdebleu on November 2nd, 2014 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved pet that you've had with you for so long is as sad as losing a much-loved friend or relative. Very sad and it never gets easier
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on November 2nd, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved pet that you've had with you for so long is as sad as losing a much-loved friend or relative. Very sad and it never gets easier

It is so strange and surreal sometimes. It can be so quiet around here and there are moments when it just hits me so hard, especially because Buddy was a cuddler and my other cat certainly isn't. I was literally right there when he was born and right there when he passed away, and that is the way it should be, but it was a hard day and has been a hard week. Halloween has been a nice distraction, but I loathe the idea of Christmas shopping for the cats this year, because Buddy was always the one who loved the toys the most.

Thank you for condolences, darling. <3
Jo Ann: Crying childyeuxdebleu on November 3rd, 2014 06:41 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Hang in there. I know how hard losing a pet is.