I lost my beloved cat Durango this morning. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Wednesday and given less than two weeks to live. He declined very rapidly, and it was clear that he was preparing for the end. He seemed like he was hanging on just because he didn’t want to disappoint those who loved him. I didn’t want him to suffer, so the vet came to end his suffering this morning, at home, where he passed peacefully. He was seven years and four months old. He died almost exactly on the seventh anniversary of when he came to live with me. I love my kitty, and I will miss him terribly. Rest in peace, Durango. Ave atque vale.
10/16/2015 01:11:36 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Our animal friends are family members. Everyone grieves differently and that should be respected.
10/16/2015 01:14:13 pm
My heart goes out to you. It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved companion.
10/16/2015 01:27:59 pm
Terribly sad news.
10/16/2015 01:30:14 pm
I am so sorry for your loss.
10/16/2015 01:30:24 pm
10/16/2015 01:33:08 pm
What can anyone say? I know what you feel, I am sure I love my cats as much as you, and understand your feelings as I am heartbroken if I loose one f mine, it's a terrible experience to loose such a friend, which I doubt other animal lovers would understand. My advice, get a kitten, fast, it would not replace Durango but will provide much needed companionship and solace.
The troll Krampus
10/16/2015 07:10:53 pm
I would think he would want time to grieve for Durango before getting a new pet.
10/18/2015 09:12:31 pm
Agreed. Waiting is best. It would be unfair for everyone involved- Jadon and the new fur.
10/16/2015 01:33:39 pm
10/16/2015 01:47:11 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. Words seem very inadequate at such a time.
10/16/2015 01:52:10 pm
God! Life can really suck.
10/16/2015 01:54:57 pm
My sympathies Jason
10/16/2015 01:58:02 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
10/16/2015 02:24:58 pm
I'm sorry for your loss. :(
10/16/2015 02:35:56 pm
So so sorry for your loss.
10/16/2015 02:38:40 pm
I am sure you will miss your dear companion. Our little friends hold such big spaces in our hearts. My condolences.
busterggi (Bob Jase)
10/16/2015 02:42:45 pm
10/16/2015 02:50:04 pm
I am sorry for your loss Jason.
10/16/2015 03:10:40 pm
There is nothing that anyone can really say when we lose one of our furry friends. Best wishes to you Jason and know that you did what was best for Durango, and I am certain that you gave him a wonderful if short life.
10/16/2015 03:23:27 pm
Sorry Jason, it's a sad thing that one can only endure. Life is short and the love that pets display and share with us is so meaningful that it seems a huge hole appears when they are gone. But it also allows us to see what's important and what isn't. Best wishes.
10/16/2015 03:46:16 pm
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Durango.
10/16/2015 04:17:07 pm
I'm sure Durango knew how much he was loved.
10/16/2015 04:44:15 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss Jason. I lost my dogs a couple of years ago, so i understand the pain your going through. My heart goes out to you.
10/16/2015 05:01:24 pm
I lost my first cat to cancer nine years ago and still miss him like crazy. His buddy still looks out for him when we mention his name. I send my deepest condolences.
10/16/2015 05:05:21 pm
So sorry for your loss.
10/16/2015 05:21:46 pm
My condolences. It just so happens I lost a dog right around the time you met Durango, and I certainly remember that sensation of grief.
10/16/2015 05:38:38 pm
I'm very, very sorry. He looks like he was a wonderful cat.
10/16/2015 06:26:28 pm
I am very sorry to hear this. From his picture, he was one beautiful little guy.
10/16/2015 06:29:49 pm
My condolences on the loss of your cat, Durango. My wife and I have lost over the last fifteen years two dogs, Jasper and Jo-Jo. The hurting will lessen over time, but will never completely fade. I'm sure your cat felt and returned your love. You may wish, after a while, to adopt another one, not to replace Durango (That is impossible), but to share your life and love with.
10/16/2015 08:28:59 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss.
10/16/2015 08:36:22 pm
Thank you to everyone for the condolences. While I am very sad, I am relieved that he isn't suffering anymore. I miss him terribly, and his brother Dakota isn't taking it well, either.
10/18/2015 09:10:10 pm
They know more than we do. My furry 'children' always seem to have their acknowledgement of grief that cannot be denied. It is visceral and openly shared. Grieve together. As family does.
10/16/2015 08:43:42 pm
Please accept my sincere condolence.
10/16/2015 09:29:45 pm
I'm sorry for your loss
10/16/2015 09:32:17 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. Its never easy loosing a pet.
10/17/2015 03:21:04 am
I'm very sorry for the loss of your cat.
10/17/2015 04:13:43 am
Let me also give you my condolences to you for your loss. Cats and dogs can become members of the family. I've had a number of cats over the years and I've had that happen to me,too. I hope things get better for you.
10/17/2015 10:23:10 am
I also wish to add my condolences on the departure of your
Duke of URL VFM#391
10/17/2015 10:32:21 am
Deepest condolences - been there, done that. Best thing for you to do now is go straight to the Animal Shelter and see if one of the cats there speaks to you.
10/17/2015 11:24:21 am
So sorry, Jason.
10/17/2015 04:31:23 pm
Sorry for your loss Jason. (I lost my dog on 9/11 and still miss him every day.) It'll take a while.
10/17/2015 06:51:35 pm
So sorry to hear, Jason.
10/17/2015 08:52:59 pm
What a smart and lovely looking cat! He reminds me of a cat I had as a child, Evie, who lived to old age. Hope you have lots of pictures and videos to remember.
10/17/2015 10:15:46 pm
10/18/2015 04:01:46 pm
So sorry. He looks like such a sweet kitty. Rest in peace.
10/19/2015 05:12:06 am
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jason, but it sounds like you did right by him :(
10/20/2015 09:43:40 am
A furry companion in one's lap while reading makes everything better. My condolences as well, Jason.
10/20/2015 04:46:08 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. We just lost one of our cats so I know what you are going through
10/21/2015 12:22:46 am
So sorry for your loss, Jason... Having a pet is such wonderful thing, we have deep emotional connections with animals, so, when they are not there it really hurts.... But he knew he was love very much and enjoyed life. Beautiful cat, amazing eyes, gentle and wise.
10/28/2015 01:19:33 am
My sincere condolences on your loss of Durango.
10/31/2015 12:53:00 am
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