The Greatest Cat That Ever Lived

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We put Spot down today.  He was 12 years old.  For the past three months he has struggled with Stage 3 kidney failure.

There is nothing I could write right now that could possibly be fitting or right to share about his life.  We have known that this day was coming, and I have spent a not-insignificant part of this weekend ugly-crying.

We (Mom, Dad, Billy and I) spent the morning with him up on The Big Bed.  There was not a moment where one of us was not petting him.  A long time ago, we agreed that if he didn’t die in his sleep, we were not going to force him to go to the vet’s office.  He has never loved the vet, and the last thing that any of us wanted was for him to be sick, afraid and in a strange place.   Through the services of MN Pets, he died sitting in Dad’s lap, on his favorite blankets, with all of our hands on him.

At the beginning of June, I looked at someone and said, If this month ended tomorrow, it would be too late.  I was not kidding.  I lost my little cat brother today.

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12 responses to “The Greatest Cat That Ever Lived

  1. OH Kat I am so sorry for your loss. I had to put down my Elton cat in December for the exact same reason. Words cannot express how much it hurts. Sending you and your family all the love and thoughts I have. Take care of yourself.

  2. The world has indeed lost The Greatest Cat that Ever Lived. RIP #thetinyfang. You are so loved.

  3. So, so sorry for your loss. Pets are special members of our families, and it’s so difficult to lose them. Thinking of you ❤

  4. Oh poor Spot…. hope he is resting happily and comfortably in kitty heaven xx

  5. Run free, Tiny Fang. You were truly A Remarkable Feline. Take care of our fur-friends until we see you again at the bridge.
    Kat, hugs to you, Mom, Dad, and Billy. I’m glad you could all be there with him as he crossed.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Our pets are such an integral part of our lives, and I can imagine your pain. Best to you all.

  7. Oh sweety. I’m so sorry 😦

  8. How special that your family was together to say goodbye to Spot. It’s never easy, but there is comfort in experiencing it with those we love. I will imagine The Tiny Fang cuddling with our Ziggy Man on a worn sofa, sharing a fuzzy blanket on the other side. #OKMHsiblings

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was so loved – what a respectful and kind way to say goodbye. You truly honored him.

  10. Oh my goodness Kat. I just read this, and I am so sorry. I have only an eight-year old’s appreciation for losing a beloved pet and I remember the ugly crying even now, almost thirty years later. It is harder to lose someone who loved you unconditionally, I think, than anything. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Catching up on old posts since I was away… I’m so sorry to hear this news! I lost both my childhood cats when I was living away from home and wasn’t able to say goodbye:( I’ve always enjoyed your Spot snapshots. Thinking of you!

  12. So sorry to hear about this. Please keep the sweetest kitty-cat memories close.

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