Send The Kitty Off With a Smile

Discussion in 'Grief and Bereavement' started by Forgotten_Man, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

    So today was a very hard day for me. The day I had to put my kitty to sleep. It is never easy to do something like that. I will be hurting for a while. However, I am going to try to make sure that I finish her send off with a smile. For she was a great kitty. She was cute, noisy, and fluffy just like any anime kitty. Which is a good thing because she was an anime fan.

    This is one of my favorite memories with her. Now I know that some of you might say "Having your cat pointing at the TV doesn't make her an anime fan". Given the number of times she fell asleep on my leg while watching anime. I would be inclined to agree with you on that, but that is not the case. There were several, if many fewer, case of her sitting on my leg/lap and intensely watching the anime. I even saw her react a time or two to an intense scene. Well either that or to a kitty that sounded like a kitty. True she could watch the most intense parts of an anime and drop into one of her famous comas, but I will maintain that she was an anime fan through and through.

    Her kitty comas were the best though. I always loved... and dreaded when she would fall into a deep sleep on my leg. On one side it was adorable that she did it. On the other side it was REALLY painful for me. This was because when she would fall into a deep sleep she would lose all control of the muscles that stabilized her. So she would inevitably fall off. It was always so cute. She would fall onto the couch and then look at me and give me grumpy meows. "How dare you" or "What happened why did I wake up?". Of course this past time had its dangers. She was very fond of my bar stool. So.. ummm similar things would happen to her on. She was extra super grumpy when she fell off that. She always threw a temper tantrum when she fell off. However, she would always get back up there.

    She always found a way up to where she wanted to go. I am glad she had her claws because she would have been screwed without them. I mean how else would she get up on my desk. I rarely sat back in the position that allowed her to just jump into my lap. I think she was punishing me for that. Hence why she would pull herself up onto my chair by the arm rest. My leg was often time used to stabilize her. Of course she needed to get up so that she could get the monitor.

    To this day I will never know what she was after when it came to the monitor. She seemed to like to attack it when I was working though. Yup she really liked that. She would jump up and attack it. She was hardcore about it too. She would get on both legs and swipe at the screen. She was attacking that evil thing that I did called work. I think she knew that it was keeping my attention from her. She needed all the attention..when she wanted it. Though I think I would have to qualify her as a Tsundere kitty.

    Yup she was very tsundere, at least she wanted to be. She was the rare weak tsundere. Because I would be loving her and she would grumble at me. On occasion she would swipe at me or bite at me. Though that was super cute because she was so super gentle with her attacks. If she wanted to bit me she would just open her mouth and sort of ram me with her teeth, it was strange. However, whenever I came to her to love her she would be like "JERK WHAT ARE YOU DOIING!!!" Then she would later jump up on me and give me that proud look "I am doing you a favor so don't take it the wrong way". She was very tsundere, but that made her cute because like most tsundere characters she was super tiny.

    I was very lucky to have her in my life. I know that I gave her a wonderful life. Not perfect, but there was always a spot to be stolen from me, food to eat, water cups to steal drinks out of and most importantly a warm lap for her naps. I really loved her to pieces. Which is kind of why I fell to pieces at the end. She kept up her stubborn prideful actions all the way to the end. When I would put her on my lap to cuddle with me she would try to escape. If I was petting her too much she would tell me to back off. Any time I helped her do something I would get a nasty look because I hurt her pride. She was my cute lovable kitty and she can never be replaced. Now she finally can get a good nap without having to worry about falling off of something or me poking her awake. Thank you for all the good times kitty.
     
  2. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    :freehug: for you & :hellokitty: Forgotten_Man
     
  3. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    You did give her a wonderful life, remember that when the sorrow is hard and deep.
    She sounds a right character, impossible to forget :) , in time you will look back at those memories and smile.
     
  5. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    A great tribute to a dear fuzzy friend! I'm glad she had you to give her a wonderful life! RIP kitty. *hug* for you, Forgotten_Man.
     
  6. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Awesome kitty, sorry about your loss.
     
  7. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

    I am kind of confused right now... I am feeling that same urge my mom and sister felt when our first kitties died. Both my mom and sister had started looking for new kitties within a week. I just feel like.. I do not know.. if I do something like that... it... I cannot really describe it... but it feels like I am just buying a replacement... even though I want to give a kitty a new happy home.... my old kitty is still too deep in my heart and I might push my old kitty expectations on the new one. I mean I am having a hard enough time stopping my kitty hunting habits... I am still doing my usual kitty searching that I did with my old kitty... so I do not know.. at the same time I kind of want to have someone fuzzy to love and play with.

    I do not think I am ready yet though.. I mean a couple of times last night I could have sworn I felt the kitty jump up on my bed...
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    I went through exactly the same thing when my old mog went, luckily I still had my parrot so I focused on him.
    If the need gets really strong, what about a sideways move, getting a hamster or the like?
    It will give you a furry to care for, but doesn't replace the cat too early.
     
  9. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

    Actually my sister offered me up an idea. She needs someone to watch her kitties while she and her husband save up money to buy a house. =^.^= I can be that some body.
     
  10. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    That's a great idea
     
  11. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I'm really sorry to hear of your loss, minding the other little kittens may be therapeutic for you....best of luck xxx
     
  12. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Perfect! all the pleasure, none of the guilt.
     
  13. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    How lovely! A wonderful idea! *purrs*
     
  14. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

    Well provided my sister gets back to me to let me kn ow if it is going to happen. This is not the first time she has said she needed me to foster her kitties and then managed to work things out so I wouldn't have too.
     
  15. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Forgotten_Man, if your sister doesn't come through, perhaps there are cat rescue operations in your area that would be delighted for you to take on a foster cat or two for them. :hug:
     
  16. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

    I have thought about fostering ever since I saw how many kitties were in foster care
     
  17. True-Lee

    True-Lee Well-Known Member

    I understand and I feel your Loss, I Had a Diabetic cat for 16 years 14 with diabetes. I lost him a few years ago, I didn't think i would survive but did. I I have 2 more that I believe may have it, I have had them 17 years. I have another with some medical issues, It is heart breaking. I have lost 2 others. I hurt for You!