This week sucked. A lot.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 | General

Thought it’d be enough that I had a crappy week at work. (Don’t ask. Suffice it to say it was a really bad week.) Guess not.

Had to say goodbye to Rishi this morning. Her kidneys have been failing for some time now and it had gotten to the point where she didn’t want to eat any more. It was either keep sticking her with needles to give her fluids and possibly have to force-feed her so I could limp her along for awhile longer, let her slowly starve herself to death, or call the vet and let her go now. It was the most miserable decision I’ve ever had to make, but I couldn’t have her suffering any more.

So goodbye, little Pumpkin Butt. Thanks for being such an awesome cat. I miss you terribly.

July 1990 – March 2008

17 Comments to This week sucked. A lot.


I’m so sorry, honey. People who don’t own pets never understand how much they are one of the family. Cliff’s long life is a reflection of the love and care you gave her. Remember the happy – and funny – times with her.


So long Cliff. Thanks for taking such good care of her.


Bye Cliffy. I’m sorry Anne.


I am so sorry to hear that. As fellow cat owneds, we know – unfortunately from direct experience with our first kitty, Spin – how painful it is to have to make that decision, even though you know the alternative is far worse for the cat. I honestly don’t think I’ve cried harder in my life. But I’m sure Cliff loved her time here with you – since it’s abundantly clear the reverse is true.


i am so so sorry for your loss. let me know if there is anything i can do.

Bartender Glenn

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….


We are all going to miss Cliff especially her vacation visits up here. She was one smart and opinionated kitty (wonder where she got that from.) I’m sure her spirit is glad to be rid of that shell with worn parts, cute as it was. She had a very good life with you and I would not be surprised if she showed up at a later date (unless she really enjoys hanging out at Rainbow Bridge :)


I’m sorry, Anne. :(


I’m so very sorry. It really is the worst thing in the world to have to do. Always remember that you gave her a wonderful and happy life.


OH no, I am so very, very sorry to hear about your loss, Anne. You gave Cliff a great life and I know she was a fabulous companion to you. Bleah. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do.




Oh, Anne. I’m so, so sorry. I know what it’s like to have to make that decision, and how much it hurts. You did the right thing. If ever a cat knew she was loved, Cliffy definitely did. Girlfriend was a very, very, very lucky fuzzy roommate/pal/feline. I know you’ll miss her terribly… I do, and I never even met her. :(


Oh no, I can only reiterate what everyone else had said. I’m so sorry.






Oh, Anne, very sorry to hear that…

Breathe breathe and when you feel sad, remember the good stuff.

Life is hard…but there is so much good that we have to keep going on.



I didn’t see this until today. Hugs. Many, many hugs.