R.I.P. Momma Click

Of all the times for everything to fall into place. I intended to make arrangements for Click’s euthanasia, figuring I’d have at least the weekend to get used to the idea – which I had honestly not been seriously contemplating, which I guess shows the power of positive denial. Then it was as if everybody had been ready to go, just waiting for me to catch up.

Click died very peacefully at 2 this afternoon, totally without drama, literally in my arms. In the course of a long, cat-filled life I’ve buried quite a number of cats, but none with more sorrow and regret than Click. She was one of the special ones, and deserved a longer life with a more dignified end. But death is no respecter of nobility.

If there’s a cat heaven, I’m guessing from now on it adjoins rabbit hell.

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24 Responses to R.I.P. Momma Click

  1. KA9VSZ says:

    My condolences, Joel. She left while being held and loved. We should all be so lucky as her..

  2. Bear says:

    My condolences also. My last cat died about 10 months ago as I held her. I like to think that it made a difference to her. It did to me.

  3. Robert says:

    I’m sorry. Hope you’re able to blog on some good news pretty soon. You must feel like Job along about now.

  4. Brass says:

    I’m so sorry, Joel.

  5. Claire says:

    I loved Click, too. She was really okay for a cat. And damn, that is far, far, far to young for her to die. But if she had to choose a time and a place and the right company to die in, she sure did that.

    How’s LB taking her loss? I won’t ask how you’re taking it. That’s all too easy to see. I’m glad you did get her to the vet before this, though. At least you’ll now know you did all you could and that this couldn’t have been prevented or postponed.

  6. Bill says:

    Sorry,Joel.Keep your chin up.
    Bill

  7. WolfSong says:

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  8. Jeff says:

    I am so sorry, Joel. :-(

  9. The losses add up over time, and the wounds eventually heal, but the moment is never really forgotten.
    A song for those times that seems to help me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvrfpi7Vg9U

    My thoughts to you for your loss. Chin up

  10. Roger says:

    AAAWWW Hell Joel. I have only loved one cat and he died 3 years ago, in my arms. Damn it hurts when our animals go. Words don’t help, you are in our thoughts.

    Roger

  11. Anonymous says:

    Sorry Joel.

    bennie

  12. Queen Bee says:

    I am so, so sorry Joel.

  13. Adam says:

    sorry Joel :( it’s never easy losing the good ones

  14. MamaLiberty says:

    I’m sorry, Joel. If it had to happen, that was the best way.

  15. guffaw1952 says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Cats are great.

  16. coloradohermit says:

    I’m sorry for your loss but I’m grateful that Click had an end that was as calm and peaceful as any of us could ask for. Bless her for giving you the opportunity to know what was going on before she decided it was time.

  17. Jay says:

    Yeah, there are some truly special ones. I’ve had a dozen dogs, but one stands out as my lifetime bud. What they bring into our lives is never gone, tho’ they may be. So glad you were there w/her when she died, not afraid of the depth of the bond.

    Blessings…they bring us so many blessings. Remember always. RIP Click.

  18. Kentucky says:

    Zoe needed company, and now Click can look after her. It’s amazing Click planned her exit so nicely.

  19. Joel says:

    Let’s not go overboard. Click hated Zoe with wild passion. She probably paid for the hit.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I’m so sorry, Joel…but I agree with the others, couldn’t have been a better ending. She was at home and safe in your arms.

    ~ naturegirl

  21. mdknighthawk says:

    My condolences, its rough but you gave her all you could, sorry

  22. Chocs says:

    Having said goodbye to several animals, I know there ain’t any words… but yet… so sorry, Joel.

  23. tamslick says:

    Oh,no!

    I’m so very sorry, Joel.

  24. gooch says:

    Let me add my condolences as well Joel.

    My best friend ever was a Heinz 57 Weimereiner in a Dobermanns coat.
    It is never easy.

    I recommend walks with “the boys” and baking soda wash downs for the floors.

    stay safe,

    gooch

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