Monday, July 30, 2007

We had to say good-bye again...

Nicki was diagnosed with Diabetes in January. She was actually doing really well in that aspect...then last week we brought her in due to an increase in fluid in her abdomen. Cell samples were taken and the news was bad...Cancer.
Today, as i looked in her eyes, i knew it was time. Her abdomen was swelling again, and her eyes told me she was done.
Mike and I brought her to the vet, and her doctor was able to administer her shot, and say good-bye to her also.

This photo was taken in January.

29 comments:

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

I an so sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

grungedandy said...

Oh I'm so sorry, thats always so hard to do.

We have an old diabetic cat too, I'm dreading that day.

my thoughts are with you.

*G*
grungedandy.co.uk

AJ said...

So very sorry, that is such a strong thing to do, to let her go peacefully.

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

Oh Michelle I am so very sorry! I lost my kitty a couple years back and it was one of the hardest things I've been through. It does sound like this was for the best though, sparing her a lot of suffering. Take care!

Wife2TJ said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hope this can help find you comfort during this difficult time.

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....

Author unknown...

NormaJ said...

Nikki will always have a special spot in your heart. I am sorry for your loss.

Flossie's Follies said...

My thoughts are with you in this time.

CraftyEngineer/TexasLonghorns said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking about you.

Nancy Grant said...

So sorry to read about your kitty. I am thinking of you too.

NG.

Melissa said...

Oh Michelle!

I'm so sorry to hear about Nicki. It wasn't all that long ago that we had to do the same thing and there's nothing like it.

Hang in there my friend!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

stampqueen said...

Sorry to hear about Nicki - We lost our 14 yr. old last fall to a tumor on her kidney after several weeks of giving her fluids at home,
My 16 yr. old is starting to have some kidney issues too but a change in diet seems to have helped for now.
tera

malieta said...

I'm so sorry Michelle, I truly am. God bless you all
Malieta

Sam Morris said...

I am so sorry to read about this, my heart absolutely goes out to you. These little lives attach themselves to us and all too soon they are gone. Take comfort in the fact that you gave her a good home and that she knows she was loved.

Kathie Bailey said...

Michelle,

I'm so sorry to hear about your Nicki. It's like losing a family member here too when we lose a beloved pet.

Hugs.

Aimee said...

So sorry for your lose...A pet is just as close to you as a child can be....

Stevie said...

So sorry about Nicki! Pets have a way of kidnapping our hearts and I know how much she meant to both of you!

Anonymous said...

I visit your blog daily, as I love your creations, but have never felt compelled to post...until now.

I am so very sorry for your loss. We had to put our beloved cat to sleep almost two years ago, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. So I know how much this hurts. Rest assured that your precious girl will be watching over you always....

God bless. Carmen

SpAzzGiRL said...

Aww, so sorry for your loss Michelle. Hang in there.

Colleen Schaan said...

Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of your losing Nicki. It is so difficult to make that decision, but know you made the right choice. She is in a good place and will be a part of your lives always. Hugs.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet dog. It is a difficult decision to make for them, but a good one when you know it's the right time

Hugs to you!

The BlogHore said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I think you did the right thing though...

Corie said...

I am so sorry for you loss. I know that pets become a part of our family, and it is so difficult to let them go. You did the right thing (I know that doesn't make it any easier).

BIG HUGS!!!

Mrs Adept said...

My condolences.

Michelle said...

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I'm so very sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts. I know how painful it is to lose someone you love.

{{{HUGS}}} to you, my blogging friend!

Aunt T said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I'm sending you a big HUG.

Teresa

Thanh said...

Oh Michelle! Im so sorry for your loss. Sending many big hugs your way.

Julie Masse said...

My deepest sympathy to you! A couple of months ago I had to do the same with my dog of 14 years - I feel your pain!

Sencie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!! We had to go through this a few years ago with our little dog and we were so sad!!! ((hugs))

Corinna said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! What a horrible thing to have to go through. :(