Friday, March 20, 2015

Sad Goodbye to my Beautiful Charlotte

 Two days ago I had to have my lovely and faithful companion Charlotte helped over the Rainbow Bridge. For a few weeks she had been having trouble with her back legs then suddenly she could not walk at all. I am devastated by the decision I had to make but Charlotte celebrated her 20th birthday 6 weeks ago so I knew I wouldn't have her much longer. Love you Charlotte and already miss you so much.
 Charlotte now joins her sister Emily who died 2 years ago and they will be together again. And like Emily, Charlotte will have a private cremation and her ashes will be placed with Emily's in a family grave.
Daughter S visited to offer her sympathy and gave me a lovely bunch of yellow flowers.
Now I have no cats and I don't think I ever will again. The trauma of their passing is just too hard to take.

14 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for you ! 20 years of life together is a long time and it will take a long time until it hurts less.

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  2. It's such a sad time. And it will take time for the healing to begin. Charlotte had her full life and it was a love-filled, happy one. So many cats never experience that and you should feel some comfort knowing you gave her the perfect life. I'm sending you a hug. I know how much this hurts. Deb

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Charlotte. It's not a easy decision to let them go but it's the best thing to do. She had a wonderful life with you and was much loved.

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  4. I am so so sorry for your loss. Charlotte was an amazing cat. And the fact that she was over twenty years old proves that you took good care of her. Hugs.

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  5. So sorry to hear about sweet Charlotte, Sylvia ...
    I know how much it hurts ... thinking of you,
    Sylvia

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  6. So sad to hear about Charlotte. I think we have all enjoyed her photos and tales on the blog. She will be missed. Twenty years! What an amazing cat. Our thoughts are with you.

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  7. Take care of yourself. Maybe find some solace in stitching? They both knew they were well-loved cats.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about sweet Charlotte. It is never easy making these decisions but I am sure she is enjoying being with Emily. Those kitties will be in your heart forever.
    Sending you much love and hugs!
    xo Catherine

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  9. Goodbye Charlotte. Sad times, take care.

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  10. I am so very sorry to hear about your dear Charlotte. Please know that no one could have loved her more than you and she felt that love every day.

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  11. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and comments on the passing of Charlotte. I still look for her every time I walk in the door. So sad to live in a house with no cat.

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  12. Sylvia, I have been absent from the computer for awhile tending to some issues here at home. When I visited your wonderful blog today I was just groaned when I saw your sad news. I am so sorry for the loss of your Charlotte. I hope your memories of the joy both of the lovely ladies brought you will make the pain more bearable. Hugs to you.

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  13. Sorry. Forgot to take the word "just" out before I hit send. Typo.

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  14. Sylvia, I don't know how I missed this post; I saw the one above it about you going to the concert, and commented on that. I am so sad for you. You have so many beautiful memories of the fur babies, but we can't cuddle memories can we...Topsy is still with us, but getting weaker so we might be down to one cat soon.
    ((((hugs))))

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