Top photos are Benji (first photo is Benji to the left of Karma), and below are pictures of Tigger. These are two of my boys that I euthanized on June 21, 2013 due to both being too ill to have a quality of life. This Blog would not be my place if my boys were not known. Tigger was my “super glue to my Heart” cat and Benji was my “Love-boy” cat. I pay a very high price for taking care of special needs cats. Once this decision was made, and I went through with it, this event just about put me 6 feet under. Some have seen pictures of me from this time and they can attest I looked old. I miss these boys yet, I have great comfort in my Heart knowing they are still with me, AND they are fully healed.
Benjamin was 8 years old who succumbed to renal disease and Tigger was 9 years old, whose mind literally broke when he could no longer hang on. Both these boys were abused and sorely neglected as kittens, especially Tigger.
October 1, 2015 Molly, age 11, with Mommy
Earlier today, Molly went to the Angels. She lost her battle with CHF and won Everlasting Life.
As I was going about my morning routine this morning, I heard Molly scream. In running to her I saw her aggressively and desperately licking her left leg. Not knowing what was going on, I rushed to pick her up and it was in that moment I knew something was very very wrong.
Molly’s back legs were paralyzed. At the moment she screamed she threw a clot which caused her hind quarters to become paralyzed. Yelling for my husband to come down from the second floor, I sobbed, “Call our Vet now! We must take Molly in right now to walk the Path of Mercy.”
We flew into action. Arrangements were made, we both got dressed, me keeping very close eyes on Molly. Sobbing, weeping, in shock … but knowing what we had to do I did not look back. Wrapping her in a towel and her afghan, we flew to our Vet’s office, with me so concerned that the paralysis would move up her spine to her lungs. Thank God that never happened.
This picture was taken by my husband just after Molly was sedated with a combination pain medication and anxiety medication, comparable to what we humans are given prior to anesthesia. It was then I picked her up again, holding her ever so close, as I wept and whispered in her ear, “Molly, Love is forever. It is forever and someday we will again all be together. I Love you, Baby Girl, with my whole Heart and Soul.”
When the time came to release her to Source, I tilted Molly’s head ever so gently so she could see my eyes as I held her close in my arms, with her head directly next to my Heart. She looked deep into my eyes with such Complete Love so profound I will never ever forget it. And as I saw her Spirit fly away, her transition was the most Peaceful, Gentle, Loving Transition I have ever experienced.
Molly is now free of her suffering.
Photography/ “Molly Is Free” 2015©AmyRose
I am not able to tell you the pain that my Heart holds right now. Even though our Prinny is finally pain free, my humanness misses her with every fiber of my being.
Prinny was so sick the entire time she graced her presence with us. She appeared on October 16, 2009 in our backyard, beat up, covered with mites, filthy, half her tail lifeless, weak, starving, extremely sick, and unable to pass urine. When we brought her in to the Vet we were seeing at that time, we were advised to put her to sleep.
Instead we opted to fight with her. We believed and still do that Prinny is the spirit of our third cat, Princess, returned to us. It was in her mannerisms, her “energy”, and even though this cat was a “male” and looked totally different from Princess, nothing could convince us otherwise that this male cat was truly our Princess. She evidently was not finished with what she had come here for.
To make a very long story short, our cat Prinny was FIV+ with multiple problems that needed addressing every single day she was with us. We managed to bring her back to life and as near as possible a state of health that she was capable of having. She was constant care. Towards the end of her life, she was diagnosed with a tumor in her right ear, which turned out to be cancerous. This tumor effected her brain, her eye sight, her balance, and then began to slowly strangulate her.
When I finally convinced my husband we could no longer help her, the decision was made to walk the Path of Mercy. That last trip to our Vet just about broke both of us and for this reason and more, we are now exploring in-home euthanasia for the rest of our babies.
Prinny was estimated to be eight years old when she first came to us. We made up a birthday for her. Prinny came into this world on July 18, 2000 and left this world on May 16, 2016. Rest in Peace, baby girl. Mommy Loves you with all of Her Heart and Soul. We will be together again, I promise you.
Photography/ “Prinny” 2016©AmyRose