Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Goodbye Midnight

She was a sweetie, and one of the smaller cats I've had at around 7lbs, although her size was deceptive, she had the heart of a lion
While D'artgon and Jaz have been doing better lately, Midnight was getting sick again. We went to the vets, and she had another massive infection going on. At a minimum she'd have been in intensive care again with IV's and such for 3 or so days, and the doctor wasn't sure she could beat it. In about the last six months she's been in and out of the vets often. Once with a nasty infection that kept her in intensive care for 3 days, she got better and came home. Then, she got herniated disks in her back and it took a while to be able to have the meds work to keep her mobile, then she got another infection, which she got over. During all this, the levels showing the kidney's and liver were starting to fail kept increasing. So Thursday night we were back at the vets again with a decision to make. We could have tried to fight it, but we both knew it was just a matter of a short time and she'd be back again. She was tired, and at 14 the kindest thing at that point was to let her go, so I did. She went to her last sleep in my arms. While I'll miss her, I like to think she's having a good time now on the other side of the rainbow bridge. She's probably hanging out and trying to boss Sasha around. Even though Midnight was tiny, she ruled the house and even Sasha at around 120lbs would back down to her.

29 Comments:

  • At 5:55 PM , Blogger Dani - tkdchick said...

    Awww I'm so sorry. I have a little black cat (small for a boy too) and I love him to bits! So much personality! He instantly became the Alpha when I brought him home!

     
  • At 7:14 PM , Blogger Ari_1965 said...

    Best wishes. It sounds like you made the right decision.

     
  • At 7:21 PM , Blogger Meari said...

    Awww... I'm sorry about Midnight. She was a pretty cat.

     
  • At 9:59 PM , Blogger claudia said...

    I got tears. I am so sorry, butyou did make the right decision.
    She looks like she was really a sweet little one. I have one here that is small and the boss of everyone!

     
  • At 10:22 PM , Blogger Dee said...

    I'm so sorry for your loss. She certainly was a beauty with that black shiny fur.

     
  • At 10:55 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

    Sue, so sorry to hear about your Midnight. Sometimes the most loving thing to do is the absolute hardest! {{{{hugs}}}}

     
  • At 11:11 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

    Oh no! I'm so so sorry about your sweet Midnight. I know all too well the pain of losing a furry member of the family. My thoughts are with you guys.

     
  • At 2:13 AM , Blogger DaisyGirl said...

    It is always a sad time when our beloved pets leave us, but Midnight is happy and without pain waiting for you at rainbow's bridge. I'll pray for you.
    Donna

     
  • At 5:36 AM , Blogger Nicki said...

    I'm so sorry to hear about Midnight. It's awful trying to decide what to do but I'm sure you made the right decision. Our smallest cat is the boss too - size isn't everything :)

     
  • At 7:02 AM , Blogger Dawn B. said...

    That's a big loss and i'm sorry for you. Think you mad the right desition though. E-mail me about the Cool Aid Dye.
    eeyore40_dawn@yahoo.com.

     
  • At 9:57 AM , OpenID litlaskvis said...

    I am so sorry.

     
  • At 3:34 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

    Ooohh. I'm so sorry. But I think you made the right decision and I do like the thought of her bossing everyone around over on the other side.

    Take care.

     
  • At 4:45 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

    Oh Sue! I am so very sorry for your loss. It's never ever easy to deal with, so I wish you comfort and peace

     
  • At 10:11 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    I am SO sorry to hear abt Midnight. You both tried to keep her going, but I agree, you did the best thing. It's just always the hardest thing. {{{hugs}}}}

     
  • At 10:54 PM , Blogger Stitcher S said...

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

     
  • At 2:39 PM , Blogger Hazel said...

    Awwww so sorry for your loss. xx

     
  • At 3:03 PM , Blogger Michele said...

    Sue, what a hard thing to do .. but the best thing in the long run. I'm so sorry, I know you all will miss Midnight.

     
  • At 3:33 PM , Blogger Doris said...

    so sorry for the loss, big hugs.

     
  • At 7:13 PM , Blogger J Rae said...

    So sorry about the loss of your kitty. :-(

     
  • At 9:32 PM , Blogger Chiasmata said...

    I'm so sorry to hear about Midnight. I watched my own elderly cat start to slip away a few years ago. You made the right decision, letting her go in peace.

     
  • At 8:33 AM , Blogger Lili said...

    Sue...
    You've done the right thing, I know you know it. And Midnight was so incredibly lucky to have you.
    I do hope that my cats can reach such an old age... We love our pets so fondly, it is heartbreaking to lose them. Yet, I find comfort in having other cats in my life, as they are the ones who best show that life goes on, anyway. And Midnight is in your heart forever.
    Take care, Sue. Thinking of you.
    Lili

     
  • At 1:43 PM , Blogger Sally said...

    Aww Sue I am so so sorry. Midnight looked such a sweet cat. Thinking of you.

     
  • At 6:26 PM , Blogger sugardoll said...

    Poor Midnight, the first pic looks like she is very sad. The second pic however, her eyes are so beautiful.

    I'm sorry to hear you have to let her go.

    My cat down in santa maria looked like her, my BIL kept him because we are only allowed to keep one animal in the new apt. and BIL knows it's easier to take care of a cat than have another dog when he already has 3.

    (hugs)

     
  • At 11:00 AM , Blogger Lucy said...

    The loss of a pet is so difficult...lots of hugs to you!

     
  • At 9:23 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

    Oh, Sweety, I'm so sorry to read about Beautiful Midnight... Sending you lots of Love and {{{Hugs}}}... She will live on in your Heart and memories and she will be waiting on you at the Rainbow Bridge...

    You're in my thoughts as always, Hun... If you want to talk, I'm here...

    Lots of love and {{{Hugs}}}

     
  • At 9:28 AM , Blogger Dawn said...

    I am so sorry!! Big Hugs to you!

     
  • At 10:41 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

    It's definitely a hard decision to make but from the sounds of things it was the right one. I know how much you must miss her and I'm so sorry that you are going through this grieving process again. She sure looked like she was a real sweetie.

     
  • At 3:13 PM , Blogger Pumpkin said...

    Oh Sue, I'm SOOOOOO sorry to hear about Midnight :o( It is a hard position to be in but you know you gave her a loving home and you did all that you could. She's in a more peaceful place now. ((((HUGS)))

     
  • At 10:44 PM , Blogger Lelia said...

    oh, I am so sorry to read your post this evening. Blessings to you

     

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