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Time to let go..... memorial to my little Giz

June 1st, 2007 at 09:22 pm

My cat Gizmo got really sick and I put him down yesterday.

He was such a good cat, but always he had something physically wrong with him. He bumped into things, never really rough housed with the other cats or dogs. He sometimes acted like he was blind or deaf or both. He never jumped on things. He purred all the time and slept with my son. He was such a good cat.

He'd been a little wobbly lately. Almost not walking. I took him to the vet last week Friday. He got vitamins and super food paste and prescription food. He had been getting a little more thin and dull looking and a little more wobblier than usual.

This last week he stopped walking. Wednesday he stopped eating. Yesterday morning he was stiff, except for his head and his big yellow eyes that would follow you everwhere you'd go. His little tail barely moved.

My son held him in his lap on the way to the vet. I told him what a good pet he'd been and how much we all loved having him with us. His head kept falling down and my son held it up and he looked right at me like he understood everything I was saying.

My son didn't want to go in so I took him. Before the vet released the tourniquet on his arm, I kissed him on the temple and told him how much I loved him. His little paw opened up and kind of wrapped around my finger...

I love you Giz. Rest in Peace.

12 Responses to “Time to let go..... memorial to my little Giz”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    ooh, i'm so sorry.... i was there holding my parents' dog that i grew up with when we had to put him down, and it's one of the hardest and saddest things i've done.

    for him, and i think for your Giz too, it was the most humane thing we could do. he just wasn't enjoying life anymore: it hurt him to live and it hurt us to watch him in pain...

  2. moneycents Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved 4 legged family member.

  3. JanH Says:

    Oh I am so very sorry about Gizmo! Take care of yourself and your family today and celebrate his life with you.

  4. Amber Says:

    Ahhh I am sorry to hear about Gizmo

  5. scfr Says:

    He sounds like a really special guy; so sorry for your loss.

  6. carol Says:

    What a kind thing to do for such a sick little guy. It' so hard to have to make a decision like that but sometimes it's the most loving thing you can do.

    He's at Rainbow Bridge with my Bogus Khan getting into all kinds of trouble....

  7. flinnie Says:

    I cryed for your lost.Iam truly so sorry.
    Iam not married or have any kids so my pets are my family.They mean so much to me.

    I feel your lost.


  8. Nic Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Somerlyn Says:

    When I put my Cookie down, a nice wonderful mixed breed dog that I rescued from starvation(I took her from a man who just didn't care). I fell in love with her and tried my darnest to get her to eat without throwing up. Finally one day she ate a plate of Christmas cookies, hence her name.She was kind, gentle and loving. She would let my babies crawl all over her. The whole neighborhood loved her. I could rattle on but when I put her down I cried for three days. She loved cats, I had three. It was a site to see them all sleeping together. I'm sure my Cookie is trying her darnest to get Gizmo to play. Bless our animals.

  10. Kate Says:

    I'm so sorry...

  11. nance Says:

    That is such a wonderful comment. I can visualize that scenario. I have had to watch two of my pets die, and it is so hard. We just have to remember that we gave them wonderful lives, and they gave us so much love. We will always have those memories.
    Hang on to the great memories, and know that you did the right thing.

  12. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's been almost a month now since I lost my little furbaby, and while the hurt and sadness are still there, it has gotten somewhat easier. I'm sure that my cat Monkey will gladly welcome your Giz at the Rainbow Bridge and show him all the insider info.

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