Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Yesterday I had to have my cat, JB, put to sleep. She was 17 years old which, according to the chart in the vet's office, is 100 years old in human years. I had her ever since she was a kitten.
I buried her beside of Sammy, another very sweet cat I had that had to be put to sleep about 5 years ago after a long bout with fluid on his lungs.
They were always best buddies. Now they are buried beside each other.


Blogger Sonia said...

Oh! Rachel, I am so sorry about JB.
I am sending a warm hug to you my dear.

9:40 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Rachel, I am so very sorry...it is so hard to go through these losses of our dear loving pets...17 years...A good long life and a long time to have J.B. be a part of your life. Bless her and Bless you, my dear. Here are some virtual ((((((((HUGS))))))))

9:56 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I'm sad for you Rachel. I had to have my big dog Barnabas put to sleep and it still hurts. But when our pets get old and they are miserable with pain etc. it's the kindest thing we can do for them. I know it's a true act of love. Only a very self centered person would keep their suffering pet alive.
God bless you and give you peace.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Aw, shucks! Been there, done that. I'm still reeling over the time I was the one that had to put our dog to sleep.

I was 14.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kentucky Gal said...

Aww...so sad

12:45 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Sorry about JB. That's never easy to do. He's smiling from the other side of the Rainbow Bridge..

2:41 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Dearest Rachel, I wish I was there to hold you. It's never easy to lose a beloved pet, especially after having had them for so many years. JB was very lucky to have had you as his owner and vice versa:-) Hugs xoxo

3:05 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Sorry your cat died..

4:20 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Always sad to loose a friend Rachel.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

How sad...we hope that when we have pets that they will live forever. Sorry for your loss.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

So sorry Dear Rachel. These little friends of ours are such good company. I know you'll miss J.B.

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Clarence said...

This makes the second tragedy I've read about pets this morning. I pray that I never have to go through such a loss ... but...I have a Dog that I love way too much and unless I go before she does, I will follow the same pathway as yourself. I dread even the thought of it but it's part of life and there's no escaping it. May you be comforted by all the words I've read here this morning. So sorry for your loss.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Oh, now that's just too sad. I, too, lost a 17 y.o. cat that I'd had since kittenhood, so I know how hard it is.

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand how you feel, having to put our cat down last year after 14 years.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Oh no! Rachel, I am so sorry about JB. Huge Hugsssssss

7:10 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I'm so sorry Rachel...I know you must be sad, but JB is now resting beside his buddy and is feeling no more pain. I know that you will miss your cat as we still miss our little PJ who died at 15 years.

I'm sending you GREAT BIG HUGS.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

How very sad! Well, JB certainly lived a long life, and a happy one, I'm sure.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Clara....in TN said...

AWWWW!!!! That looks like my black cat Otis. Sorry for your loss!

6:45 PM  

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