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RIP Bonnie and Coco

post #1 of 28
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When I was 10 we moved across town and our "reward" for moving and leaving our friends was that we could get a nice kitty. We'd had a cat where we were living who was a horrid stray who hated people and never came near us anyway...

So mum was working with the prison services, and one of the farm cats had kittens, and someone tried to drown them all. The only survivor was a little 2/3 week old tabby. So mum brought him home and we had to feed the little guy with an eye dropper because he still wasn't weaned. We thought he was a little girl so named her Bonnie. Then he grew boy bits... Oops

While he was still young, we got a second kitty - Coco. A beautiful black Oriental Siamese. She was such a pretty girl, and the kitties became fast friends.

Bonnie was a ratbag He was always getting into trouble - he'd get into fights with other cats, and we got to know our local vet very well, and got to know how to clean cysts very well He got hit by a car when he was young and we found him lying in the gutter! Unbelieveably he was still alive. We got him to the vet and his top jaw was completely split in two down the middle. It had to be wired shut, and when he came home we had to syringe feed him while he healed.

When he was 10, he had a tumour on his leg, which continued to grow. We got it cut out, but it grew back worse and was wrapped around the nerves and muscle in his leg, so it was decided his leg had to be amputated. They said even though he was older, he should deal with it fine.

And he did. We got him home, and he hopped out of his cage and around the house with no problems

Coco was always my cat. She would always cuddle me and follow me around. She was such a sweet cat, and even after I'd moved out, she always remember me when I visited home, and would meow and meow at me untilI cuddled her

We went back to Australia in November/December and Coco had gotten incredibly grey, and Bonnie was having trouble hopping around - I could tell he wasn't comfortable and it would be the last time I saw them. I gave them lots of attention, and took heaps of photos, but I had no idea they'd go so soon.

Mum said Bonnie was getting worse, and was having issues moving around, was meowing in pain regularly, and she though he was beginning to get kitty senility as well - he often seemed confused.

She finally decided the best thing for him was to have him put down. She said it was incredibly heartbreaking. He was just staring up at her at the vets while she was talking to the vet and the vet was getting prepared.

Then after that Coco was just inconsolable. She's had Bonnie by her side for 16 years and it was too much for her. She was just pacing the house constantly fretting and meowing and wouldn't settle. Mum would come home after work and coming through the front gates of her complex - a good couple of hundred metres from her unit and out of sight from it, she could hear Coco yowling and she knew Coco had just been stressing all day.

So she made the hard decision to have her put to sleep as well.

Both kitties lived good, long lives, being 17 and 16, and were able to pass away knowing they were loved.

RIP kitties, you were a big part of my childhood - I grew up with you and loved you both. Play happily together over the Rainbow Bridge.



And the kitties together:

post #2 of 28
Condolences on the sad loss of both cats. I am sure that Bonnie and Coco are happier together on the other side of RB! Bonnie was such a fighter - he endured so much, poor darling. Now they are pain-free, happily chasing butterflies and enjoying Heaven together.
post #3 of 28
I'm so sorry- RIP Bonnie & Coco
post #4 of 28
I do feel your pain. This will pass in time, although very hard, it will. I lost my Bam-Bam on Jan 13th 2007 he was 13 years and 11 months from CRF. My husband and I cried so much....my heart is breaking, but life goes on. Just think they will all be playing at Rainbow Bridge together. The good memories will last forever, and you will laugh and just think of all the joy and love they gave you. Be strong my darling.
Lots of love Lou. x
post #5 of 28
RIP Bonnie and Coco

post #6 of 28
I am so sorry to hear that, I do know that both cats are over at the Bridge playing and having a great time. And they are together too.
post #7 of 28
Sarah, I am so sorry about losing your childhood kitties, they are precious little Angels now in Heaven and they are together Please send my condolences to your family also.
post #8 of 28
Bonnie and Coco
RIP precious darlings
post #9 of 28
Sarah my deepest condolences to you and your family. May Bonnie and Coco Rest in Peace
post #10 of 28
So sorry to hear about your sweet Bonnie and Coco.

post #11 of 28
So sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace Bonnie and Coco and play happily over the bridge together.
post #12 of 28
Heres sending my thoughts, that must be real hard You obviously have some wonderful, warm, loving memeories of those two beautiful kitties and in time those memories will make you smile again.

RIP Bonnie & Coco, you can run & play together, forever, you will meet some wonderful kitties over the Bridge
Remember the love from below will always be there
post #13 of 28
Oh how terribly sad to lose them both so close together! Rest peacefully Bonnie and Coco and play happily over the bridge. My heart goes out to you!
post #14 of 28
How heartbreaking Rest in peace Bonnie and Coco
post #15 of 28
What a sad post, I am so sorry you and your mum have lost them so close together, must be incredibly hard. They are both happy together now though. RIP little ones.
post #16 of 28
Sorry about you loss.

Have fun at the Bridge, Bonnie and Coco.
post #17 of 28
I'm sorry for your sad loss.

Rest in peace Bonnie and Coco - play happily, together, at Rainbow Bridge.
post #18 of 28
RIP Bonnie and Coco

Sorry to hear of your loss, Sarah. It's never easy, and not being able to be there with them makes it that much harder, I'm sure.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your kind thoughts everyone.

I have to say, I'm not as sad as I thought I'd be, which I feel guilty about. I mean, when we were in Australia, I was pretty sure it'd be the last time I saw them because of their age, and I took lots of photos of them, and spent lots of time with them.

I kind of got to say my good-byes and I didn't have to see the pain of their final days. I also kind of think it hasn't really sunk in as well. Because I don't see them often any more, it's like I'm just away as per normal again.

I think when we next go back home, it'll really hit and that's when it'll be hard.
post #20 of 28
Bless their sweet little hearts

Rest in peace you angels.

post #21 of 28
Bonnie and Coco were such adorable kitties. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. They were blessed to have such a long and happy life with you.
post #22 of 28
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. They were special cats.
post #23 of 28
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's nice you were able to see them one last time.

RIP sweet angels. Play happily over the Bridge.
post #24 of 28
so sorry I am chiming in late here Sarah.

RIP Bonnie & Coco
post #25 of 28
so sorry for your loss, Sarah, but at least you got to say good-bye, I'm sure they knew you loved them RIP Bonnie and Coco
post #26 of 28
May they both rest in peace
post #27 of 28
What a loss that must have been for you. I'm very sorry. RIP babies.
post #28 of 28
I'm so sorry for your losses. May Bonnie and Coco rest in peace and play happily together during their stay at the Rainbow Bridge.
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