View Full Version : Re: RIP My old friend

November 23rd 09, 03:05 PM
On Nov 22, 5:05*pm, "Matthew" >
> * * I just got back inside from burying my old friend of 15 plus years. *His
> name was Phantom; my grouchy Old man. *I buried him next to Spirit. *I
> wrapped him in some towels and a nice box. I decorate the grave in red tone
> chipped bricks.
> * * Last night after I asked for the purrs. *Phantom became much weaker. *He
> tried to jump up on a table and fell. *He just laid there in a odd facing
> fashion and did not move. *When I picked him up to move him back to his
> perch after making sure he was ok. *He was very weak barely able to stand.
> He has not been eating much, drinking water yes. *His kidney were giving out
> from my final observations today. *I laid awake most of the night thinking
> about this and checking on him. *He had been a big cat going from about 16
> pounds to 6 pounds since his hyperthyroidism set in. *He had not been
> himself for a few days. *I was hoping it was like before a few months ago.
> This morning I knew it was time to face one of my greatest fears.
> * * Me and Mom drove him to the emergency clinic that he was taken too not
> to long ago when we found out he had hyperthyroidism. I did the special
> whistle I had been doing for him over the last 15 years. *Every time he
> heard before in the past. *He would pop up from where ever and come to me
> for loving and kisses. He meowed a few times and had his special purr that
> he does, all the way to the end. *I held his head in my hands and focused
> into his eyes. *I told him I love him so much and thanked him for being my
> friend for so long. * It was very quick before the vet was even done he was
> gone. *I closed his eyes after the vet checked and told him travel safe my
> friend I Love you. *I was crying like a baby when I said this. *I still am
> as I write this.
> * * The vet and the staff were very pleasant and compassionate. *The
> gentleman vet put his hand on my back and told me I was a very lucky man to
> have him in my life for so long. *I know I was. I already feel so empty
> though. *The vet also told me that I was a good man for giving the greatest
> gift I could give. *Am I a good man ???. I don't feel like it. *I will
> always have my doubts when the time was right. I think we all have felt this
> way. *It is a demon I must face once again. *I miss him so much already. *I
> know I will see all of them again when it is my time. *I pray the gods find
> forgiveness in their hearts to let me be with my proud masters of before. *I
> pray for redemption for any trespasses I might do or have done in my life to
> be with the ones that I love.
> Travel safe across the bridge *My friend. *I love you so much

I am so sorry for your loss. Purrs for Phantom's bridge crossing and
of comfort for your and your broken heart.

Debbie B