Friday, March 06, 2015

Goodbye Dear Friend, Dear Amazing One

Lots and lots of tears.
Today we say goodbye to Rosalyn.
Rozzy poo

We adopted her when she was estimated to be two years old, that was nearly 16 years ago.  
This cat, this tabby torti, mix was everything you want in a cat and more.
She loved Huck.
She caught a few mice.
She loved the porch.

We call her Purrbox.
She purred at every vet exam. 
She loved Christmas and all the wrapping paper. 
Not this year. 
She didnt join in at all....

She is very arthritic.
She has kidney disease.
She has chronic herpes which means bloody nasal discharge. 
It used to flare, it has been constant for over a year. 
She has thyroid issues but they aren't a big deal.
Sometimes she yowls. 
She fell behind the radiator in the kitchen this week.
It was painful and hard to get her out.

She has been on Prozac for 8 months.
She started soiling herself in August. 
The prozac immediately helped her remember to use the box.
IF you need help with an elderly cat, try prozac.
We had to go up on her dose this month.
She eats and then stands by her bowl and wants to be fed.
Over and over and over. 
She got up 5 times during the hockey game the other night to go and eat. 

She frequently is picked on by Pie. 
We know this is the natural order of things, but it is hard to watch. 

After the fall last week we made the call.
My dear Wondervet is coming here soon.
She believes it is important for the other cats to see Rozz once she is gone. 

Roz loved a party.
She always came into the room with company. 
That is until the last year or so.

So, Go Rozz.  Run to Huck.  You two just loved each other so.

These irisheyes are cry in


Kim in Oregon said...

OH NO I'm so sad to hear of this loss. It is so hard to say farewell to our fur babies. I know you realize you have just given her the greatest gift of all. Much love to all at your house.

Donna Boucher said...

Such a lovely tribute. I'm so very sorry.

Nancy said...

Rest in peace, Rozz.

Mereknits said...

Oh Kathy, you are all in my thoughts. Rozz will be missed. She is a beauty. Come and find her Huck, she needs you.

KSD said...

I am so sorry. Almost all of us here know exactly how you feel. And we are all hugging you, and imagining Rozz and Huck together.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kathy . . . I am so, so sorry. I know how you love your furbabies. Losing one so sweet is hard.

I'm giving you a big hug across the miles.

Marguerite said...

Oh Kathy I am so sorry to read this sad post. You know you're doing the right loving thing but it hurts so bad. Rozz was so lucky to have a loving family for so many years. Bless you and your love for the animals.

Marguerite said...

Oh Kathy I am so sorry to read this sad post. You know you're doing the right loving thing but it hurts so bad. Rozz was so lucky to have a loving family for so many years. Bless you and your love for the animals.

Beth Coleman said...

I'm so sorry. We had to make the same call a few months ago. You did right by her, as hard as it is. RIP Rozz.

Araignee said...

So sorry....this is so hard. Cry, cry as much as you need to but know she's at peace carried away in the gentle arms of your furever love. Now you have be blubbing....

Bridget said...

God bless Rozzy and all of you. I know she had a happy, purry life, and what better way to go than knowing in your last seconds that those you love are with you.

Everyone in our house (furry and otherwise) will say a special prayer for Rozzy and for all of you.

Take care. You too, Rozzy.

elns said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so sorry you're losing Rozz. I'm glad you are remembering all the wonderful joys she had and contributed to in your lives together. xoxo. My heart goes out to you and your fur family.

Mo said...

I'm very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Rozz.

Teresa Kasner said...

Wahhhhh... so sorry to hear this story. I'm glad she had you all these years. ((hugs)), Teresa :-(

SissySees said...

What a moving tribute! I'm a little misty... Mugsy loved cats too, so perhaps he went with Huck to meet her at the Bridge. oxoxo

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh - I'm so sorry. (I'm crying as I read this). They certainly steal your heart - and it's so hard to let them go, even when it's the best thing for them. I am so sorry for your loss.

Katherine said...

I am so sorry! You are not crying alone. It breaks my heart to think of having to say goodbye to a beloved pet friend. I know how much Rozz means to you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

helenko said...

I am so very sorry. They leave such a big hole when they go.

Sarah said...

Hugs to you!

Caffeine Girl said...

I am so sorry that you must make this farewell. She sounds like the perfect cat, lovable and social. I guess all we can do when our cats move on is to be thankful that we had the time with them. You're in my thoughts.

ikkinlala said...

I'm so sorry!

teabird said...

I am so sorry - what a lovely girl!

Nancy Kay said...

My sympathies! It is so hard to lose a dearly loved pet who is a wonderful family member. I hope your cheerful memories of her loving activities give you many reasons to smile today to ease the tears.

Amy at love made my home said...

I am so sorry. Hugs to you. xx

bmom said...

I'm very sorry to hear and hope you find comfort in your happy memories.

I am curious about your vet and why she feels it's important for the other cats to see. A blog post on that would be informative.

Maureen said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Suzi Barnes said...

So sorry.

Leslie said...

I'm so sorry to see this, Kathy. Big hugs. Great big hugs!

karen said...

goodbye to your sweet adorable love. It's always sad to say goodbye to a devoted pet, but I know she was loved and had the best home ever with people she loved and who loved her back.

Karen said...

I'm crying over here too. Not so much for dear, sweat Rosalyn, who is now healthy and pain-free and whole (but misses you terribly). But for all of you who love her.

Grace said...

somehow I missed this So sorry for your loss

Yarn Miracle said...

Fare well, Rozz. I know there were friends waiting for you.

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