Friday, August 08, 2008

I have sad news


My heart is breaking and my eyes are past leaking. We came home from the fair tonight and Neelix is not able to stand or walk. I tried to give him water with a syringe and he was not able to swallow. He is losing his fight.
We have an emergency vet here in town who said they would put him to sleep for us, but John doesn't want to stress him further by taking him on a car ride. We will see what happens overnight - if he is still here at 5:00 a.m. whe he gets up to do chores, we will take him in then.

I don't want him to die here alone tomorrow. He has such a strong heart and is so full of love, I'm sure that is what has kept him going this past week or two when any ordinary cat would have gone to the bridge. I know that those who came before, Frank, Delores and Jaxom are waiting for him so they can show him all the special places to sit and watch the angels.

I'll post some special pictures of him in the next day or two - I think I'll go sit with him a while before I go to bed. We have a long day tomorrow, and whatever the outcome of the fair, it will be tinged with sadness at the loss of our sweet boy.

28 comments:

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Tina! I have been thinking about you and the Shepard this evening since I read your message on my blog about sweet Neelix. Now in the quiet of the night I read your email and see how urgent this really is for all of you. My eyes are tearing up for you as you face this journey ahead. I went out on my patio and held Peach so tight and kissed the top of her tiny head. We are entrusted with our fur friends for only so long...then their angel calls them home to heaven. Love hurts when the parting comes, but I will pay this price for the chance of having loved...I am listening to a song right now and will send you a link...close your eyes and listen to it...sending you and the Shepard so much love and comfort right now...your friend Karla and Miss Peach

Leigh said...

Oh Tina, what a hard time to have to be brave. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. Please accept a big cyber hug from me.

TT said...

All the blogosphere will be here for you. (((hugs))) I hope that he gets better.

(Mommy Bean) Laure

Nancy K. said...

Go in peace, handsome Nelix. You will be missed...

Mickey said...

I heard about Neelix from Miss Peach. I am so sorry that he is not well. I will send him and you purrs to help you through this difficult time.
Purrs Mickey

Jennifer said...

Oh, Aunt Tina - What a sad day. We're so sorry to hear this horrible news. I wish I could be there to comfort all of you. If there is ANYTHING I can do, please let me know.
We love you guys - CJP

Kathy said...

Tina and John,
You know our hearts and tears are with you during this awful time. I pray that Neelix is not in pain. I know your hearts are breaking. With the grace of time, I pray this ache in your hearts will be replaced by memories of the precious time you had together.
Kathy and Ralph

ML said...

We are sending purrs and purrayers for you and Neelix.
Love,
Missy Blue Eyes & ML

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry to hear about this. Such a gorgeous kitty. We're sending purrs, hugs and love from all of us.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a sad time for all of you. We wish there was something comforting we could think of to say. Neelix is such a beautiful boy. It's sad to think it's time to let him go.

Sending purrs and tail wags.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

I am here and thinking about you all night...wondering...hopeing...purrrring

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Neelix is so handsome...we are sorry that he is not doing well. We know the pain of losing one of our fur babies and we know the hard choices we have to make when they are ill. Our only solice is the love and time they have given us and the joy that will be when we meet again.

Kathy said...

I can't get you all out of my mind today...wondering and wishing I could be there to support you. Memories of losing our large orange cat years ago are flooding back as well.
We understand and are here for whatever you need.
Much love,
Kath & Ralph

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Wish we could do something to change things for you. Many purrs of support for Neelix and you.

Charlemagne and Tamar

Parker said...

Neelix is in our prayers. We are so sorry...

Brownie said...

Oh noes! This is not good, poor Neelix, this happened to Stifler too (Stifler was a hamster). He was very proud of himself and ah!(remembering with a tear) sniff!

This is very sad....we're praying for you, this is very sad for us...lose a frend...

momsbusy said...

we just read about neelix on the cat blogosphere. although we have never visited your blog before, we have been through the emotional rollercoaster you are going thru now with neelix's illness. we will be praying for you and your family.

momsbusy, yuki, kimiko & kintaro

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are furiends of Miss Peach and we wanted to let you know we are purrring and purrraying for you and and Neelix! ((((((((hugs to you all))))
Your FL furiends,

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are purring and purraying for Neelix and you, this is such a heartbreaking thing to have to go through. If he has to go to the Bridge, at least he will be free of his pain and as you said, will be with Frank, Delores and Jaxom. You will always have your sweet memories of him to make you smile ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

The Cat Realm said...

Miss Peach told us - we are so very sorry and are sending lots of purrs. We hope Neelix will be fine - one way or another... but we do hope for the best!!!
Mrs. OZ and Tintin

Poppy Q said...

Sending purrs to Neelix and your lovely family. What a lucky guy to have so much love from you all.

Poppy and Mum Q

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Still I am here Tina and John...thinking about you all day with tenderness.

Tammy said...

Dear Tina,
I was so sad to see your entry. My heart hurts for you. I know it's so difficult when they are sick and when they must go on. I know I will have quite the fuzzy and furry pile of friends waiting for me at the bridge, but it doesn't make it any easier to let them go. Neelix has always been my inspiration and poster cat for the older kitties. My Meshach just turned 11 and I can't even think about him leaving, so I know your pain will be immense.
Take care, you are in my thoughts and prayers tonite.
Tammy

Tammy said...

Dear Tina,
I was so sad to see your entry. My heart hurts for you. I know it's so difficult when they are sick and when they must go on. I know I will have quite the fuzzy and furry pile of friends waiting for me at the bridge, but it doesn't make it any easier to let them go. Neelix has always been my inspiration and poster cat for the older kitties. My Meshach just turned 11 and I can't even think about him leaving, so I know your pain will be immense.
Take care, you are in my thoughts and prayers tonite.
Tammy

Moki said...

We'll be purring and praying for you Neelix.

Tiger Lily said...

I am so sad to meet you through this very sad news. You will be in my prayers.

Mom Rebecca

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending mournful purrrrss and gentle head buttss..

Sharon said...

Oh Tina - my heart goes out to you both. Your gorgeous boy will live on in your memories. I know this.