I don't even know how to say this...

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge - Dog Memorials' started by CharlieDog, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    The hits just keep on coming don't they? My mothers cat died today. He was really both our cat, since I picked him out and she and I fell in love with him the day we brought him home. He was a Hemingway cat, like my mothers Frankie, and we named him Edgar after Edgar Allen Poe. I'd originally named him Poe, but that didn't really seem to fit, so he became Edgar. He was a white cat, with the prettiest green/blue eyes. You could never tell he was white because he would chase his friend Harvey (acquired shortly after Edgar, someone tossed him out under the bridge up the road) all through the Chimiques on our patio, and so he stayed a rather dingy grey.

    My mother, god, she backed over him in the driveway. He was hiding behind the tire I can only imagine, stalking Harvey. He must have not heard the car, or just didn't pay attention. He did not have a painless death. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for my mother to realize what had happened and that she had to deal with it herself. She tried to drive him to the hospital to save him, but he died before she even got out of the driveway.

    He's now buried next to Jett. I can't even cry over this. I love that cat. He acted like a dog most of the time and would follow you around wanting to be held. He spent most of his young kittenhood perched on my shoulder like a parrot. I was going to take him to my new house to live with me, but I didn't think it would be fair to Harvey since they were joined at the hip practically. I don't even know how to feel anymore.

    I was at work when it happened. I didn't have my phone, so I didn't find out until after I got off work. I DO remember getting a searing headache at about 11 o'clock which is when my mother tried to call me to ask me where to take him.

    I just, this is just, god. This is turning out to be one of the worst years of my life so far.
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Im soooo sorry :(:(

    ((((((((hugs))))))))
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    I'm so sorry !!!! Sad .
     
  4. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    I am so very sorry. :(

    I wish you and your family peace, I really do. I can't imagine your pain. ((HUGS))
     
  5. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    God DAMMIT. He was still a KITTEN. Only seven months old! Why does this have to happen?!

    I guess now comes the anger part. I can't get angry with my mother. She was in tears on the phone. This is just I don't even know. I can't even breathe. :(
     
  6. AgilityPup

    AgilityPup Agility freak!

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    I am so sorry. (((HUGS)))

    Bad things just seem to rain down.
     
  7. darkchild16

    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    ((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))

    Im sooooooooooooooooo sorry!
     
  8. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    I am so sorry CD.
     
  9. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    OH NO--CD--I am so, so sorry. I wish I could give you better than just cyber ((((HUGS)))).
     
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    I wish there was anything I could say or do to offer you some kind of comfort. the pain in your post was so hard to take. I'm so very, very sorry. I hope that you can find some peace about this, but I've lost enough pets (never that young) to know that it takes a long time.
    I will keep you in my thoughts. my deepest sympathies.
     
  11. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    CD . . . ((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))) I can only imagine . . . . and your poor mom . . . Not fair . . . to you, to your mom, to Edgar . . . .
     
  12. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    My heart goes out to you and your mom. I'm so sorry.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    wow. I really wish I could be there right now to be there for you and your mom. You know I'm here if you need anything... I'm so sorry CD
     
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    So sorry to hear about your loss of your poor cat, its been a tough year for a lot of people it seems
    Hugs- and hang in there
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss. It has been an especially rough year I think.

    (((hugs)))
     
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    shadowfacedanes *Biter*

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    Saying "I'm sorry" just seems so inadequate, but I don't know what else to say. It never makes sense to me why pets that are so loved and cherished have to die too soon, while the ones that are treated horribly suffer so for years at the hands of people who don't care. It just doesn't make sense.

    I'm so sorry. :(
     
  17. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    It has been a really terrible end of the year. Hopefully the new year will bring us something to look forward to.

    That's what gets me. I know a lot of people don't agree with letting cats go in and out whenever they please, but our cats were inside at night, they were collared and tagged and they stayed in our yard. Its just an injustice. I mean, all I can do is whine and scream that its not fair.
     
  18. smkie

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    My twin friend's mother did the same thing to her siamese when i was around 8. I remember just exactly how horrified and grief stricken she was and how the whole family crumpled. It was the first time i had seen an adult sob. :(:(:(

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

    RIP POE

    ((((((HUGS))))))))
     
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    Fairly recently, my hair dresser ran over one of her dogs and killed him. She was driving slowly up her gravel driveway and there were 2 or 3 other dogs bouncing around. She was going slowly and watching them all carefully when all of a sudden, this one dog came from the side and ran right in front of the car. She didn't see him coming at all. She felt horribly guilty and so sad. He was a very old dog and they were thinking about euthanizing him soon because of usual old dog ailments; arthritis etc. But shoot! what an awful way to go unless it's instant. I just can't imagine how horrible your Mom must feel. But she must try and realize that accidents happen. I hope she doesn't blame herself for too long. Such a sad time. Again...I'm so very sorry.
     
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    Zoom Twin 2.0

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    Oh CD....oh man... :( ((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))
     

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