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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bye Howie. You were beautiful


October 1998 to January 2013
Never gonna forget a lawyer cat like you.

My husband and I were with him until the end. When he took his last breath, in my arms, and his body went limp and we laid him down on the couch in the vet's office, I stroked his fur and told him how much I loved him, how much he meant to me and that I was sorry I couldn't save him.

Thank you to everyone who supported me today. I'm so glad you're all here.
Please forgive me while I take a slight break to re-charge.
I need to mend my broken heart.

16 comments:

Ang O said...

I am very sorry to read this. Saying goodbye is so hard. I know there will always be a 'Howard'-shaped space in your heart. Take care.

FRED said...

I'm sorry you had to put him down. It's never easy but at least you were with him and he wasn't alone.

canuckgirl said...

I'm so sorry CJ. I have no words. We will all be here when you come back.

Jackie/Jake said...

This has to be one of the hardest things to have to do.
Thinking of you!

Dan-1 said...

I'm sorry for your loss CJ. Howard is probably chasing squirrels in that big backyard in the sky right now.

Anonymous said...

Aw CJ, I'm genuinely so, so very sorry it came to this. I'm in tears reading about his last moments... Sigh... Big, big, massive hugs for you woman.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss CJ. They are just as much family as any human is. It is definitely a difficult time for you all but remember all of the great times you had together and the pictures you have to cherish!! He is no longer in pain and that's what you would have wanted. Again my deepest condolences. It's never easy.

mumzthewurd said...

So very sorry CJ,
It is never easy to say goodbye to these special friends.

Alicia said...

So sorry for your loss, CJ. Thinking of you.

Mark H said...

Very sorry to read this :( It mirrors our own story with our beloved 10 year old dog last year. A sudden illness and no time to prepare to say goodbye.

I feel for what you're going through. The only thing I can say is try to think of all the good times and hopefully that can help even a little

Lori M said...

I am sorry for your loss.

C.J. Smith said...

Thank you so much, everyone.

Jon Bullock said...

Looks like he was a smart and happy go lucky cat, So sorry for your loss.

Kelly said...

So sorry CJ. My cat will be 16 next month - he's been with me since the first time I lived on my own, my 2nd year of university. He's been through me getting married, getting a dog (that he still hates), having my son. I love him so much and as he ages this is something always at the back of my mind, a constant worrying presence. I know I will be a mess when the time comes - I really feel for you.

C.J. Smith said...

Thank you Kelly...
It's been hard. I won't lie.

C.J. Smith said...

Thank you Jon.