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Sad day

April 21st, 2006 at 04:09 pm

My mom had to have my brother's cat Bo put down today. A few months ago, a tumor showed up on Bo's front leg at the joint. Bo was 14 years old and amputation was not a good choice for her. It got to the point where Bo could no longer take care of herself, so my mom took her back for a second opinion. This wasn't going to get any better. This vet said it was cancer caused by a rabies shot she had in 2002. It happens in 1 out of 8000 cats according to him. This scares the hell out of me!!!

My mom is bawling her eyes out right now for having to do this. My brother is in Afghanistan!! He doesn't know yet. My mom has been emailing him letting him know Bo was not well. He wouldn't write back to her. I think he didn't want to deal with it.

This put my mom out $179. $100 of that was for cremation and to get the ashes back. She had no choice since she feels she has to return Bo to my brother at some point.

6 Responses to “Sad day”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am so sorry! The loss of a pet is very much like the loss of a close friend or family member. Frown

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Thanks Ray. I think this is hitting my mom so hard because Bo was a part of my brother. Losing Bo with my brother in Afghanistan is like losing part of my brother to her. It did help a little when I told my mom that I did finally hear from my brother today. It had been a while and we think he was avoiding the whole situation with Bo. He still does not know what happened yet, but will find out within the next few days.

  3. carol Says:

    I'm so sorry about Bo having to be put down. A decision like that hurts so much! I lost my darling Bogus Khan Sunday morning, 4:30 am, October 5th, 2003, and during my awful grief I went online looking for an online pet memorial website to leave a permanent tribute. During my Google search, I stumbled across a tiny link called "Rainbow Bridge" It has brought a measure of comfort to me, and it is my deepest hope it will for you too. Here is is.

    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, that made me cry, its so beautiful, Rainbow Bridge. Makes me miss my cat Honi, gone ten years now.

    Sorry for the loss of Bo. It never gets easier to lose a sweet pet.

  5. Ima Saver Says:

    I am crying too. I had to have my baby(poodle) put to sleep March 23, 2001. It is just like losing a best friend!

  6. carol Says:

    The website listed below. is where you can watch the flash animated video of the Rainbow Bridge words set to music. I go there every now and then to see it because it's absolutely beautiful and tastefully done.


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