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Tulip has gone.

post #1 of 26
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It breaks my heart to have to write this. I often come to Crossing the Bridge to try and give some comfort to others who have lost their beloved kitties and much loved friends always knowing that one day I too would reach out for that solace. Well today it that day. My beloved little Tulip passed away on Sunday from kidney failure. What makes it sadder is that I was not with her. I was away on holiday with my sister and my brother in law on the other side of the world. She was in a very good cattery together with Mischa, Katy and Dirt. I could not have wished for a better cattery but it was still not home. I take comfort in the fact that she was probably ' out of it' by this time and the cattery owner Sue gave her a cuddle towards the end. A short while ago I had taken Tulip to the vet because she was getting thinner and frailer. They had diagnosed hyperthyroid problems and she was on medication. However the vet warned me that if this may mask problems with her kidneys. This appeared to be the case. She stopped eating and drinking on Friday and could not be tempted with chicken, turkey,minced beef,pilchards or any regular cat food. The cattery became concerned and took her to the vet where he diagnosed acute kidney failure. My mother was contacted and had the dreadful decision on Tulips life. The vet could have prolonged Tulips life for perhaps a day, perhaps a week with intravenous feeding and pain killers. Why? Just for selfish reasons on my behalf. I think she had been ill for some time but she was just so good at masking any problems and it was not in her nature to give in to anything. My wonderful, feisty, spiteful, spoiled little bully of 18 years went to the Rainbow Bridge and is now bullying those that went before her - Harry Flashman, Effie and Annie who she knew from kittenhood. Albie and Pushka - 2 strays that she pushed around despite being more than half their size. I try not to feel guilty as Tulip had a very long and happy life full of everything she wanted - she was warm, never hungry and much loved.
Jump high Tulip - I miss you.

For Tulip- jumping over the stars
post #2 of 26
Oh Alexis hon... I am very sorry about the loss of your Tulip... Just know that she is up at the Bridge running around and playing with her kitty friends and watching over You and Mischa and Fat Katy and Dirt.

RIP sweet Tulip
post #3 of 26
*Sigh* I saw you posting here, was afraid that's what was up. Please know that I'm thinking of you, and the pain that you're in right now. {{{{HUGS}}}} for you, my friend, and lots of tears on your and Tulip's behalf!
post #4 of 26
I'm so sorry to hear about Tulip. Both of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
post #5 of 26
I am very sorry for your loss. RIP Tulip.
post #6 of 26
Oh, Alexis. I'm just so sorry, so very, very sorry. Tulip
post #7 of 26
I am soooooo sorry to hear of your loss. I know you are going through a very difficult time and feeling very sad. Please know that tulip is in a beautiful place and I am sure that my girls are welcoming her. I will tell them to watch over her for you.
post #8 of 26
Oh, I am so sorry! Are you ok? I know it's hard.
post #9 of 26
Oh Alexis, i was really hoping this wasn't you I'm so sorry

Go chase those butterflies Tulip!
post #10 of 26
Sorry for loss
post #11 of 26
Alexis, I'm sorry you are going through this, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
RIP Tulip
post #12 of 26
You and Tulip have my best wishes and prayers.

Love and Peace, Katie
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
I want to thank you all for your kind words - they do mean a lot at this sad time. I was very lucky to have Tulip for so long when I read about others who lose their friends so young.
thank you all once again.
post #14 of 26
It is so sad you were not able to be with her, but it was the right thing to do by your vet and your mother. I also lost a baby once when I was abroad, and I felt so guilty for months, if not years afterwards, even though the people looking after him could not have done more. Tulip is in my thoughts today.
post #15 of 26
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear furry friend. You are in my thoughts Alexis.

RIP Tulip
post #16 of 26
Dear Alexis, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Tulip. May she play in the sunshine at the bridge until you are reunited. My heart goes out to you in your time of grief, hugs.
post #17 of 26
I am so sorry to hear about Tulip! Bless your heart, I know this is a difficult time. We are all here for you, whenever you need us.

Hugs to you and your kitties,
post #18 of 26
Oh I am so sorry to hear about Tulip!
post #19 of 26
My deep condolences Alexis, R.I.P. Dear Tulip...
post #20 of 26
Oh, alexis! I am sad for you.
post #21 of 26
I'm very sorry Tulip had to leave you. It's wonderful that the two of you shared such a long life together. Please take care until you and Tulip are reunited again.
post #22 of 26
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be watching out for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
post #23 of 26
I'm so sorry for your loss. There are no words that are adequate at a time like this.
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
You have all been so very kind with your heartfelt thoughts for us at this time.
Thank you.
post #25 of 26
I'm so sorry to hear about your Tulip. My Spydee passed away on Sunday too. My thoughts are with you.
post #26 of 26
Sorry to hear of your loss of Tulip. My heart and thoughts go out to both of you.
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