Monday, May 23, 2011

Goodbye Patches


There was nothing else we could do to try and help him. Today when the Ultimate Vet Hero came over to see him, she agreed he had not made much progress and that we were out of ideas. I think Mike and I knew this was going to be the outcome but we needed Ultimate Vet Hero to feel the same. She was devastated and I know she treated him like one of her own pets. I don't know who was more upset if me or her. But it was the right thing to do. So she took him away and then texted me when it was all over to say it was very quick and peaceful. Knowing it was the right thing to do doesn't make it less sad though.
We will get another kitten, a healthy one hopefully this time. The Dude needs a friend. The Vet clinic currently has 10 kittens looking for a home, so this evening we went to see them. We should have one with us by the end of the week. The Dude knew Patches was very unwell, after looking after him constantly for several days, he had distanced himself in the last three days. This is one of the latest picture of the two of them together taken last week.

Goodbye little friend, you brought the Ultimate Vet Hero in our lives and that was a great gift from such a sweet pet. You'll live forever in our hearts.

Patches 22nd of February 2010 - 23rd of May 2011

36 comments:

  1. Oh, Fran. I'm so sorry. There really wasn't anything left to do and you made such a valiant effort. And repeatedly. I'm just so very sorry. Many, many hugs to you. (And a special cuddle for the Dude).

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  2. Oh Fran I'm so sorry. You guys really did do everything you could for Patches. He was such a lucky kitty to have you and Mike as his pet parents. (((HUGS))) to you and The Dude.

    P.S. The Dude looks so much like my Jack.

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  3. Oh, I am so, so, so sorry! You were such a good mama to Patches and he was very lucky to have you. Big hugs to you!!

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  4. i am so sorry, sweetie :-( Sending all of you giant hugs.

    BTW i bought a full suit...this belly isn't seeing sunlight ant time soon, LOL.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Patches. :(

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  6. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about Patches :(

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  7. Oh poor Patches:( so sad but it sounds like you did everything you could and so did UVH.
    thinking of that brave little soul and shedding a tear for him. I hope he is in peace now. ((Big hugs to you))

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  8. I'm so sorry you've lost your little boy. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things. He was a sweet boy.

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  9. So sorry to hear about Patches, Fran! You gave him a great home. He was lucky to have you!

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  10. I'm so very sorry. It's sound like you did everything humannly possible for your little fur baby. Lots of hugs to you today.

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  11. Oh hon I"m so incredibly sorry for you loss. Sending you huge hugs!

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss! Visiting from ICLW and wanted to let you know I am thinking of you!

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  13. Visiting from ICLW. From one cat lover to another, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  14. Many hugs, Fran. I am so sorry.

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  15. I started to tear up when I read thi at work and wanted to comment. I am gutted for your loss of a sweet kitten. It was a rough go and you ultimate vet has a heart of gold to help keep Patches in your lives for as long as this. Oh, Fran. I'm just sad for this, but know that you were blessed by having him for as long as you did. A hug from me as well to you and The Dude.

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  16. Oh my! So sorry Fran! What a journey it had been! Hugs to you all!

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  17. Oh Fran,

    I'm sitting here crying as I type this. My deepest condolences for your loss. There are few things as painful as losing a pet, a beloved member of the family.

    Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

    C

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  18. Goodbye dear Patches. You will be forever missed I'm sure. Hugs to you Fran xx

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  19. Hello and my condolences from ICLWland. I am so sorry to hear about your Patches.

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  20. Awwwwwwww I'm so so sorry for you guys! You gave him such a good life.

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  21. I am so very sorry Fran (HUGS)

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  22. So sorry to log on and see this...it is so hard to lose a pet that you love so much. I'm sure the Dude is sad too...but you are right...animals can sense when another animal is really ill. I think you did the right thing for patches and cannot wait to see a cute little new kittie in your lives.
    kd

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  23. Oh no! I'm so sorry - Patches will be very missed.

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  24. I am so very sorry for your loss!:( (((HUGS)))

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  25. I'm so sorry. :( My dog is almost 11 and is getting old and slow. I'm sad every time I think that she's on the downside of her life. (((hugs))) to you guys.

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  26. I am so so so sorry. I loved the pic of Dude and Patches curled up together, and Dude must be missing Patches so much.

    Sending him some feline eternal peace!


    And hugs to you guys!

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  27. Oh Sweetie. I am so, so sorry. Sending you so many hugs.

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  28. ICLW -

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. We just lost our own special buddy a few weeks ago, and I completely understand how you feel. Big hugs!!!!

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  29. I'm so sorry Fran. Patches was a gorgeous little kitty. As you know I have a huge soft spot for stripeys. I'm sure he's up there in kitty heaven.

    Be careful when integrating the new kitten with the Dude. He will no doubt sulk for a while, if not be downright hostile towards the new arrival. We got two new kittens a couple of months after our Tigger disappeared, and it took our other cat Lizzie months to coming around to accepting them. Even now she still hisses and throws slaps at them quite frequently.

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  30. I am so sorry.
    May he rest in peace.

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  31. So sorry about the loss of your kitty. Big hugs. My dog is definitely my child too. I know how painful this can be. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging me on my choice of a donor for our IVF cycle.

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  32. Oh Fran, I am so very sorry. You and Mike were the best pet parents a cat could ever have. Lots of hugs to you all and The Dude.

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  33. Oh Fran, I'm so sorry to be reading this late but I just couldnt not comment. I was in tears after the first paragraph and the photos of him just made me sob more. I'm really sorry you had to say goodbye to such a great friend. xx

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