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RIP Joey..

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I am too upset to go into details right now but I just wanted to say Joey (formerly Chloe) has passed over the bridge... He was only 9 months old
post #2 of 24
RIP Joey
post #3 of 24
So sorry about Joey.
post #4 of 24
I am so sorry for your loss.R.I.P Sweet Joey
post #5 of 24
Oh, no! I am so sorry you lost Joey. When you are ready, please, tell us what happened.

Rest in peace, Joey.
post #6 of 24
Oh no RIP Joey
post #7 of 24
We know what it's like to have a loss and we're here for you. Like someone else said, please share with us when you're able to.
R.I.P. Joey
post #8 of 24
I'm so sorry for your loss.
R.I.P Joey
post #9 of 24
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose one so young. Play happily at the bridge Joey
post #10 of 24
I'm so sorry for your loss! Here's a poem I really love that helped me when my kitty recently passed away.

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Author unknown
post #11 of 24
I`m so sorry

Rest In Peace lil Joey
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
To be honest, I'm not quite sure what happened.

About 3 weeks ago he had gotten out of the house and was gone for a couple of days. Around 3 am he came to the window meowing and let him in. He was a little skittish but was in good health otherwise.
I took him to the vet the next day and he said he was fine.

Well, earlier today I left to go take care of some business. Brandon called and said "Something's wrong with Joey, come home ASAP."
When I asked him what was going on he said he was having some sort of seizure.
I was only about 3 blocks away and it took me less then 4 mins to get home but, it was too late.
He had already passed.

I feel so guilty because I've been so stressed out the last few weeks that I haven't noticed how he's been acting.
I feel like there is something I could have done to save him. I cried my eyes out with him in my lap on the bed. When I saved him from that wretched house and he was covered in fleas and full of worms. I promised to take care of him for life. He was only around 9-10 months old.
Maybe if I focused more on things at hand, then this wouldn't have happened

I don't have any new pics of him uploaded yet but here he is as a kitten

He was the black and white one.
post #13 of 24
I'm so sorry that is so sad. He looks like a little sweetie. Rest in Peace Joey.
post #14 of 24
RIP Joey! What an adorable baby!
post #15 of 24
We always think "What if" or "I could have" when things like this happen. It wasn't your fault that he passed away, it wasn't your fault that you didn't know something was wrong. Maybe he hid it all really well and even the most attentive person would have had no idea that the kitty might be sick. In any case you gave him the best home and the best life ever and that's worth a lot.
post #16 of 24
Oh how sad. RIP Joey. You were such a pretty little boy. Your meowmy loved you very much!!!!
post #17 of 24
RIP Joey. He was so young. How sad.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much.

Brandon built a box for him this afternoon. The boys said thier goodbyes and placed a few mementos in the box along with a letter Deacon wrote him saying how much he loved him and we laid him to rest around 4:30 this afternoon.

I can't help but want to cry as I sit here because he's usually in my lap purring away.
I feel so guilty too because last night he came into bed with me and I shooed him away because he was pawing at my shoulder. It makes me wonder if he was trying to tell me something

Why do these things happen? I want my Jo-Jo back so badly! There are times like these that make me doubt God and regret rescuing. It hurts so much to have something you love torn away from you within a matter of minutes
post #19 of 24
I am so, so sorry! What a shock! But just think, if you hadn't rescued him, he probably would have had a much shorter and miserable life. The fleas alone could have killed him. As it was, he had a great home with people who loved him and gave him every comfort a cat could want.

post #20 of 24
he knew love & care in your home, & even for such a short time, better that than a longer life in the pit you rescued him from
for Joey, & some for you.
post #21 of 24
Why do these things happen? I want my Jo-Jo back so badly! There are times like these that make me doubt God and regret rescuing. It hurts so much to have something you love torn away from you within a matter of minutes
I've gone through the same thing. I think my mom tried to comfort me saying that God said it was his time and that the good Lord won't put too much on your plate. Well when I had my other cat, there wasn't too much on my plate, things were FINE. So if he was taken away because I supposedly didn't need him then it just makes me angry because things were FINE. I was happy when I had him and not relieved by any means at him being gone.

So because I think the God theory just makes me angry I like to think my cat was here his alotted amount of time and now he can come back as something else and make someone else's life really happy. They are in our lives just long enough to do something... I mean I like to think of the things my cat being here brought me so maybe it would help you too to sit down and write out what having Joey did for you. He made you happy, he made you feel good when you got rid of his fleas and ear mites, just think of the good things. It really will get better in time, time really does heal it just feels like it drags by so slowly.

I'm sending tons of healing vibes and hugs! Hopefully Joey is at the bridge playing with my Pause-kitty!
post #22 of 24
I know those feelings all too well. I felt like that when I first joined here because Nomie was taken from me in a 3-4 day period. It was a shock and I was literally ill. I had to sit back and decide how I could move on. It helped my family to get another kitty. I never regretted doing that as the 3 we have now make me laugh every day and bring us all so much joy. I worry a lot more than I used to though after losing 2 so young( both were only 7) My 2 cats just before Nomie and Mia lived to be around 15 and I probably didn't take half as good of care of them. They ate cheap food etc. I guess you never know.....
post #23 of 24
We are sorry fo your loss.
post #24 of 24
I'm so sorry for your loss.
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