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In Loving Memory of My Mushpot

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
I haven't been a member for long here, and posted back around Thanksgiving about some litterbox issues Comere was having. He was cured from peeing outside the litterbox for all the time since then, but he will not be peeing on my floor anytime again...

Comere, my wonderful, loving, affectionate and friendly mushpot passed away this week. On Sunday night he suddenly had blood in his mouth. Upon checking the litterbox we realized he hadn't used it at all in 24 hours. I checked with my daughter to see if she had fed the cat all weekend and she thought I had done it since his bowl was always full -- and still full -- he had not eaten since Friday.

We took him to the vet first thing Monday morning... he was extremely weak and lethargic. The vet could not determine what was going on immediately... they drew blood, gave him fluids and told me it could be anything from liver problems to a bad tooth... we'd wait for the blood test results. I took him home and got some of his favorite canned food to see if he would eat.

The poor thing was so hungry... he jumped to life when I put the canned food on a plate in front of him, but after attempting three bites gave up. He wasn't able to get the food down. He wouldn't drink any water either.

I talked with my daughter Monday when she got home from school and tried to prepare her (and myself) for the worst. He continued to get weaker and weaker... lying in my stepson's room where we had set everything up for him. He was too weak to get around, but dragged himself into my daughters room that night to sleep on the floor beside her. It was heartbreaking.

By Tuesday morning I knew we could not let him suffer any longer... regardless of the blood test results, unless it miraculously turned out to be a bad tooth, he'd have to be put to sleep. We took him back to the vet. He laid in my arms, mostly limp, though as we walked from the car into the vet's office he stretched his little face to sniff the air and squint into the sun...

The vet confirmed how serious it was. Comere was in acute kidney failure... they had never seen numbers so high. I was not thankful for his illness, but thankful for an easy decision. There was no choice but to put him to sleep.

I stayed with him, telling him how much I loved him and what a good boy he was. I talked to him the whole time. On the wall above the exam table was a quilted/embroidered picture of a husky -- Comere had temporarily, about 13 years ago, lived with my father for a year after I got divorced from my first husband and was in transition. He and my father's husky, Reilly, were buddies and would lay out in the sun together. My father and Reilly have since passed away, so it was a great comfort to see that wall hanging there... as if Reilly and my dad were waiting for Comere on the other side.

My mushpot -- he was just the most awesome cat. My first pet as a young adult, at 18... with me longer than my husband, my daughter, the house I live in... with me in my very first apartment and through many apartments and houses since... through a marraige and divorce and remarraige, through the birth of my child. Nearly 18 years at my side. I know I gave him a good life and he could not have been more loved.

I will get his ashes/cremains sometime next week... I have already ordered the most beautiful urn, sculpted as a curled up sleeping cat, to place in my office... in the sunny spot where he loved to lay while I worked. He can sleep now... forever in the sun with Reilly. I will miss him soooooo much...

There's been a very distinct lump missing from my bed this week...

"Comere to me," God said and sadly the angels obeyed.

post #2 of 29
Oh Amy...I'm so very sorry. Comere was a beautiful soul, an ever present ray of sunshine in your life...and you were the same ray of light to him. He is now at peace, and watching you on angel wings with your father and Reilly. He will always be with you until you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge...
post #3 of 29
Oh no! I'm so sorry, I remember you telling us about Comere and how patient you were with him. I'm sure he's thankful for your decision and is looking upon you with love and peace.
post #4 of 29
You did the best thing for your handsome boy, and he knows that. I know the feeling of having a kitty that long and losing him.
So trust me when I say you will get used to him not being phyiscally beside you (he is in spirit now), the tears will turn to smiles, and his memory will bring only happiness to you.

RIP sweet baby, Reilly and Grandpa are there to look after you~

Amy, please PM me if you want to talk, I am here whenever you need

Ashley
post #5 of 29
Wow, Comere looks like my Azlyn - so weird that you should say my description of him sounded like Comere. Anyway, I am so sorry for your loss. It's a beautiful image of your father and Huskey waiting for Comere. I often imagine that for Azlyn with Moshie. Isn't it strange, for Comere to have been with you longer than most, if not all the people in your life? All the changes didn't seem as disorienting as the loss of my babies.
post #6 of 29
so sorry for your loss! they are never forgotten! HUGS!
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much everyone... while I hate to know anyone have suffered through this, is feels good to be around people who understand. Those without pets or who don't really bond with their pets really don't get it at all.

Thank you all for your kind words... I do miss him so...

Amy
post #8 of 29
what a handsome gorgeous boy Comere is

I am so sorry to read of the pain that you are feeling, how difficult this must be for you.
oh Amy he just sounds like the best cat and I ache with you right now. Please pm me if there is anything I can do - even if you need someone to cry with

Comere is watching over you and will forever keep an eye on you until you meet again. You showed him such love as you helped him pass to the bridge with dignity. He knows the love you had for him and the love he still has for you. He is forever with you and will be with you through everything that you go through in the future.

you were his angel here on earth and now he is your angel from above

RIP angel Comere
post #9 of 29
as i sit here in tears sharing your heart ache, i too know how you feel only too well. i have lost 3 sweet angels in the past year. 1 who was with me 15 years, and the other 2 only babies at 6 and 9 months old. my prayers and thoughts are with you.
post #10 of 29
I'm so sorry.
post #11 of 29
What a wonderful epitath to a beautiful life, thank you for sharing, bless you and know he is running and playing happily! ((hugs))
post #12 of 29
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Comere. From what you've said, he was a beautiful cat that housed an even more beautiful soul. I love the picture, he truly was stunning. I'm sure he will be missed terribly.
post #13 of 29
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet baby I remember him from before. He's such a beautiful boy. RIP Comere
post #14 of 29
I'm sorry. What a beautiful cat he was. What a wonderful person you were to take care of him so well during his time with you
post #15 of 29
Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Comere will no doubt always hold a very important place in your heart and I am sure that he is smiling down on you and grateful that he can spend eternity laying in the sun in the same spot where he spent so many wonderful years with you.
post #16 of 29
I'm so sorry about the loss of your beautiful sweet little boy. He must have been such a precious part of your life. I too lost a long-time cat and keep the ashes on the mantle next to my Buddha statue. May you find comfort thinking of him waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much for your kindness -- all your words are very comforting. I miss Comere so much, but he lives on through my memories and the special place in my heart which he will always hold.
post #18 of 29
I am praying for you. I know you miss him! You will meet again one day and will be together forever!
post #19 of 29
I am so sorry. I know how it feels, believe me, I do. I just lost my 20 year old Snoopy on Feb 28th. I am still not over it, and I still can't look at his pictures. It is so very painful. You're story sounds so similar to mine. I had Snoopy for all of my adult life, and we had shared so much in life together. How do you say Good-bye, to your best friend and constant companion for all of those many years? Comere was so beautiful. You will be with him again, when it's your time.
post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you Batgirl and Hope...

I'm soooo sorry for your loss of Snoopy, Hope... yes, it is so very hard. You go through the healing process in whatever time it takes and through it all, try to remember the good times. In time they will put a smile on your face without a tear in your eye. {{HUGZ}}
post #21 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by ComeresMom
I haven't been a member for long here, and posted back around Thanksgiving about some litterbox issues Comere was having. He was cured from peeing outside the litterbox for all the time since then, but he will not be peeing on my floor anytime again...

Comere, my wonderful, loving, affectionate and friendly mushpot passed away this week. On Sunday night he suddenly had blood in his mouth. Upon checking the litterbox we realized he hadn't used it at all in 24 hours. I checked with my daughter to see if she had fed the cat all weekend and she thought I had done it since his bowl was always full -- and still full -- he had not eaten since Friday.

We took him to the vet first thing Monday morning... he was extremely weak and lethargic. The vet could not determine what was going on immediately... they drew blood, gave him fluids and told me it could be anything from liver problems to a bad tooth... we'd wait for the blood test results. I took him home and got some of his favorite canned food to see if he would eat.

The poor thing was so hungry... he jumped to life when I put the canned food on a plate in front of him, but after attempting three bites gave up. He wasn't able to get the food down. He wouldn't drink any water either.

I talked with my daughter Monday when she got home from school and tried to prepare her (and myself) for the worst. He continued to get weaker and weaker... lying in my stepson's room where we had set everything up for him. He was too weak to get around, but dragged himself into my daughters room that night to sleep on the floor beside her. It was heartbreaking.

By Tuesday morning I knew we could not let him suffer any longer... regardless of the blood test results, unless it miraculously turned out to be a bad tooth, he'd have to be put to sleep. We took him back to the vet. He laid in my arms, mostly limp, though as we walked from the car into the vet's office he stretched his little face to sniff the air and squint into the sun...

The vet confirmed how serious it was. Comere was in acute kidney failure... they had never seen numbers so high. I was not thankful for his illness, but thankful for an easy decision. There was no choice but to put him to sleep.

I stayed with him, telling him how much I loved him and what a good boy he was. I talked to him the whole time. On the wall above the exam table was a quilted/embroidered picture of a husky -- Comere had temporarily, about 13 years ago, lived with my father for a year after I got divorced from my first husband and was in transition. He and my father's husky, Reilly, were buddies and would lay out in the sun together. My father and Reilly have since passed away, so it was a great comfort to see that wall hanging there... as if Reilly and my dad were waiting for Comere on the other side.

My mushpot -- he was just the most awesome cat. My first pet as a young adult, at 18... with me longer than my husband, my daughter, the house I live in... with me in my very first apartment and through many apartments and houses since... through a marraige and divorce and remarraige, through the birth of my child. Nearly 18 years at my side. I know I gave him a good life and he could not have been more loved.

I will get his ashes/cremains sometime next week... I have already ordered the most beautiful urn, sculpted as a curled up sleeping cat, to place in my office... in the sunny spot where he loved to lay while I worked. He can sleep now... forever in the sun with Reilly. I will miss him soooooo much...

There's been a very distinct lump missing from my bed this week...

Amy - I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful cat he was. I know just how you feel, having just lost my Charley after 19 years. This site has helped me a lot - the folks are so kind here - I hope it helps you too.

You are in my thoughts.

RIP Comere
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to thank everyone again for all your kind words. I picked up Comere's cremains last night and hopefully soon the urn I ordered will be coming. He'll sleep here in the sunny corner of my office forever...
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Comere's Urn arrived today from Ashes in Stone -- I cannot say enough nice things about this company. They were compassionate and caring, and put every ounce of pride into the urns they create.

I placed Comere's cremains in the Urn and he will now truly nap forever in the sun...



Thanks everyone for your support... it means so much to me!
post #24 of 29
Wow, that is a great urn. What a lovely thing to do for him.
post #25 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amy-DHH
Comere's Urn arrived today from Ashes in Stone -- I cannot say enough nice things about this company. They were compassionate and caring, and put every ounce of pride into the urns they create.

I placed Comere's cremains in the Urn and he will now truly nap forever in the sun...



Thanks everyone for your support... it means so much to me!

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how hard this is on you. The urn is absolutely beautiful and wonderful way to remember him.
post #26 of 29
My heart goes out to you. I know what it is to have a long time cat companion. My Moe will be 20 in October, and I am not looking forward to loosing her. The urn is a beautiful tribute to him. Keeping him close to you until you meet again at the bridge.
post #27 of 29
Amy-DHH,

I'm very sorry to hear about Comere. It is very difficult to lose a friend, companion, buddy and family member like Comere. I lost my Spydee a couple of weeks ago and it is difficult indeed. Looks like you picked out a beauiful urn for Comere and I'm sure is quite happy to be soaking up those sun rays.
post #28 of 29
What a lovely urn - & such a beautiful remembrance for Comere. Hissy's message under his candle moved me to tears what an wonderful way to phrase his passing.
post #29 of 29
I'm so sorry for your loss!
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