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Goodbye Mister Man

post #1 of 21
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I remember when I first found you. Barely alive and too weak to even lift your head. No one had any idea how you managed to wind up in that ditch. I didn't like cats, but for some reason you pulled at my heart. I couldn't just leave you there to die. I scooped up your frail little body and rushed you to the emergency. The staff there were not very optimistic. They didn't think you would be able to make it, but I believed in you. I did everything in my power to get you better. I made it my obsession to make sure that you had everything that you would ever need. I knew deep down in my heart that you would never be with me for very long, but I had always hoped.
With gentle loving care, you grew stronger. Finally, after months, you were able to play like a kitten should. You seemed just so happy to be alive. Who cared that your teeth never grew in, or the fact that you had a deformed jaw. I loved you the way you were. Drool or not.
I would sit with you for hours at a time. Tell you how my day went. Talking to you about my hopes and dreams, and crying to you over my bad days. You would just sit there patiently and listen to all I had to say.
I was so proud of you the day that the vet finally said you were healthy enough to be neutered. I though that just maybe, we had gotten over this milestone, and that you would be able to live out a happy, healthy life. However, I was only able to live with that happy thought for a few more months. You got a mouth infection, and needed to have surgery to remove a bunch of teeth. I figured, so what if he needs dental surgery every few months. For you it was worth it. I just wanted you to be happy.
Then I come home one day to find you in agonizing pain and unable to walk. It broke my hearth seeing you like that. I cried for you. We found out it was a collapsed disk, and that you would be slightly paralised for life and that you would never be able to run and jump again. You had a hard few months, but you slowly got well enough to be able to walk. You seemed to still be happy, although still in pain, so I hoped that you would be able to hold out for at least another year or two. Then came the infection that just would not clear up. By then, I knew that you might not be able to get over it this time. That maybe you had finally fought enough. Still I did everything possible to try and make you better.
Then your bladder stopped working properly. You were in constant pain, and I will always remember the day when you looked at me and said,"Mommy, I hurt. Can you please fix this?"
It was the hardest decision that I will ever have to make in my life. I didn't want you to leave me. I wanted to make you better. I wanted you to be able to run and play again, but I knew that I was only kidding myself. You were miserable. I finally managed to make the decision to let you go.
We played outside all day together. I remember how you loved to just lay in the grass outside and watch the bugs fly around you. Finally the time came to make that dreadful drive. The one in which you would not be coming back with me. You didn't seem to have any idea where we were going, however I think you did know that you would not be coming back. You kept looking at me and I could just see your eyes telling me, "Its ok mommy. Everything will be fine. It's time for me to go." You gave me a kiss, and I hugged you tight. When we got there, I wrapped you up in your favorite blanket, and carried you into the clinic. We walked into the room,and I hugged you tight. The vet came in and tried to pet you. You managed to give him a nice hiss, which made me laugh. You always hated that man. The injection was quick. You gave one sigh, and were gone. Gone were all the times when we would play together with your shoelace, or when you would sneak up to me in the morning and bite my nose. I even miss you drooling all over my face every night, and eating all the plants.

"I miss you when something really good happens, because you are the one I want to share it with. I miss you when something is troubling me, because you are the one who understands me so well. I miss you when I laugh and cry because i know that you are the one that makes my laughter grow and my tears disappear. I miss you all the time, but I miss you most when i lay awake at night and think of all the wonderful times we spent with each other; for those were some of the best times of my life."
Goodbye my little Zo Monster. I love you.

post #2 of 21
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post #3 of 21
I know you loved Zorro so much that the kindest thing you could do for him was to let him go. He had a wonderful, wonderful life and he loved you. He'll be waiting for you over the Bridge.
post #4 of 21
May your sweet baby boy Rest In Peace.

What a warm place he has made in your heart and will remain forever.
post #5 of 21
What a sweet looking guy. I'm so sorry he didn't have as long as you would have liked, but his pictures make him look very happy! RIP Zorro - you were beautiful.
post #6 of 21
Your eulogy to Zorro made my heart break and brought tears to my eyes. I know how hard that decision was for you to make, but it is the most selfless act a human can bestow upon their pet who we even consider our most loyal and devoted friend(s).
Zorro will always be in your heart and he can now rest in peace and be painfree. He was blessed to have found you.
post #7 of 21
I am SO sorry for your loss. I feel for you. I am so glad you had some nice memories before he left. What a blessing that is.
post #8 of 21
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Thank you all for your kind words. I feel so numb inside right now. Its so nice to have people who actually understand what you're going through.
Boo seems to be taking it very hard as well. You can tell he's very upset.
post #9 of 21
I'm so sorry for your loss, but hope you find comfort knowing that sweet little angel is now running and jumping thru meadows of clover and chasing butterflies. Rest in peace little Zorro,forever free from any pain.
post #10 of 21
My deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss.
post #11 of 21
Awww Mister Man is such a cutie! And I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand how hard it is to make life and death decissions since I just went through it a couple weeks ago. Please be kind to yourself. Mister Man will be waiting for you over the rainbow bridge!
post #12 of 21
Run and play happily, Zorro, and watch over your Meowmy as she copes with the grief of having to help you move on.

You really aren't alone in this as long as you are here with us. Thank you f or sharing your gorgeous boy's life with those of us at TCS and for allowing us to cry with you.
post #13 of 21
He's so precious, another beautiful angel is in Heaven I am so sorry for your loss
post #14 of 21
I'm so sorry... I know he's watching down over you now

RIP Zorro
post #15 of 21
Oh my word that was so moving And what a gorgeous little boy he is

Zorro will never ever forget you, and he'll be waiting for you when the time is right

post #16 of 21
Your story really touched me. I am really sorry for your loss. He was a really happy kitty just because he had someone to share his feelings with. RIP little sweety.
post #17 of 21
That story really touched me!!

I am so very sorry.

Zorro, your no longer in pain. Go play sweetie and be free of pain.
post #18 of 21
Rest in peace Zorro, play well now at the bridge there is no pain there.
post #19 of 21
Rest in Peace Sweet Little Zorro!

Zorro, you are in our hearts & minds. Make sure to say hello to all the other pets over the Rainbow Bridge
post #20 of 21
He was handsome. My prayers are with you.

RIP Zorro
post #21 of 21
I sat here reading your eulogy and crying my eyes out. From your words, you can tell how much you loved him, and always will. You will see him again. RIP Zorro.
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