View Full Version : Re: RIP My old friend

Mark Earnest
November 26th 09, 05:52 AM
"Noon Cat Nick" > wrote in message
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> Matthew wrote:
>> 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
> "...do animals go to heaven?

I believe animals go to heaven if they were loved.
How could we do without them?