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Coppertop and Lucky RIP

post #1 of 22
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In October of 2004 my family and I decided to get a kitten. My son's teacher had some so we picked out Coppertop. We fell in love with him. We didn't get him neutered until April of 2005 and I remember taking him to the vet. I thought (never having a pet before) that this would be an easy surgery. I received a phone call that day that Coppertop died. He never woke from surgery. My sons (ages 12 and 6) were devastated. My husband and I cried for days. In May of 2005 I found a cat online at a local animal shelter and we decided he was the one for us. I went by myself that day and when I chose Snickers I noticed another kitten, very little, that was going to be put to sleep that day. I was very distraught about this and inquired why they said he had diarreah...I took him too! We named him Lucky and Snickers and Lucky became the best of friends. We fell in love again with our two wonderful cats. It took 15 days of hospital care and Lucky was a new man. He was healthy. It was worth it. About 7 days ago I noticed Lucky was vomiting and took him to the vet, they kept him overnight and told me he had to be dewormed and should be fine. I brought him home the next day and he was still vomiting. I took him back and was told that they would do Xrays the next moring, he had swallowed a coin. He needed surgery. We were referred to a surgeon and told the surgeon to do everything for him. We were told it would be an easy surgery to be performed the next morning (Thursday) he died during surgery..they said when they were sewing him up he stopped breathing. We buried Lucky today beside Coppertop in a cemetary about 40 minutes from home. I am totally lost without him, I think Snickers is too. They were buddies. My husband thinks we need to get Snikers another buddy so he won't be lonely. How could we lose 2 precious cats in six months? I know they say everything happens for a reason but I really miss him. I want Lucky and Coppertop to know that we love them very much and always will.
post #2 of 22
I am so increibly sorry for your loss...The poor sweet angels.......Just know that they are happy where they are, and they know their familt loved them very much...May they both RIP...

On a side note...and I hope I am not being to forward, but i would concider getting another vet........

I hope you and your family can heal, and bring another sweet kitty into your home....
post #3 of 22
I am so sorry. I recently lost a foster kitten as the results of what should have been a routine spay, it hurts so bad. I'm sorry you went through it twice so recently.
post #4 of 22
Oh, what terrible losses! I am so sorry for you and your family! Thank you for sharing this memorial with us. I hope you will post pictures, too.

Rest in peace, Coppertop and Lucky. You were truly loved in your short time here. Dance free, over the Rainbow Bridge.
post #5 of 22
I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing two kittys in such a short time is doubly hard for you and your family.



I to would maybe try another vet. two kitties lost when being under anesthesia is abit suspisious...
post #6 of 22
Losing one is bad enough, but two I'm so very sorry. I echo what the others have said about finding another vet as well

RIP Coppertop and Lucky play happily over the bridge
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Nebula11
I am so increibly sorry for your loss...The poor sweet angels.......Just know that they are happy where they are, and they know their familt loved them very much...May they both RIP...

On a side note...and I hope I am not being to forward, but i would concider getting another vet........

I hope you and your family can heal, and bring another sweet kitty into your home....
I had a very strong feeling today that my cats will never go to that vet again. I truly miss them.
post #8 of 22
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I am sorry for your loss as well, you think you are doing what will be good for them and when you loss them it's heart wrenching.
post #9 of 22
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I will post pictures soon. Thank you for your kind words.
post #10 of 22
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I agree, I feel helpless and know nothing will bring them back. I am not going to that vet again.
post #11 of 22
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That's what I'm hoping is that they are playing together and taking care of one another knowing how much they are loved.
post #12 of 22
I`m glad you are going to another vet. I agree that losing 2 in such a short time while under anesthisa is a bit much. Has to make you wonder if they were being monitored correctly.
I`m sorry about your losses...poor babies! What a double heartbreak.
I do hope you will get another buddy for your Snickers.....maybe find one the same sex and about the same age. They adjust pretty well to a new room mate usually when they are both still kittens.
Linda
post #13 of 22
Condolences on your tragic losses! I agree that Snickers, your boys & you need to fill some of the kitty-sized holes in your life. It is terrible that you lost 2 kitty-boys in so short a time; I lost a very close nephew ( I was his mother's Lamaze partner when he was born, he lived with me his first year in high school), a former husband (we were only separated) and my eldest brother all in the space of 15 months, so I can understand how hard it is.
I am so very glad that both Coppertop & Lucky knew what it was like to be part of a loving family, even if they had such a short time here on earth; and now they are together over RB. I hope that your boys find comfort in their memories of their cats - if they have any little anecdotes or funny cat stories that they'd like to share, I'm sure that we'd love to read about them. Hugs to you all, Susan
post #14 of 22
God bless you in the loss of two sweet kittys. I am so sorry for your double loss. I agree that you need to consider going to another vet. Also, I think your cat needs a mate. I am sure you will do the right thing. Let your heart be your guide.
post #15 of 22
I'm very sorry to hear of your losses. Two kitties within that short time span is so very difficult. My prayers are with you and your family.
post #16 of 22
THat is so terrible for you and your family. My deepest condolences. And I agree - it may be a coincidence but I would not go that vet again. I hope that soon you feel able to get another buddy for Snickers.
post #17 of 22
OMG, that is so tragic! It was brave of you to adopt a sickly kitten so shortly after losing one...it's a shame you lost that one too!

RIP Coppertop and Lucky
post #18 of 22
I am so sorry about your loss. I send prayers and hugs.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by MommyR2
I want Lucky and Coppertop to know that we love them very much and always will.
I have no doubt whatsoever that they both know how much you love them and that they are playing together right now...

I am so very sorry for your loss - please know we are always here should you want to chat some more

RIP Lucky & Coppertop
post #20 of 22
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I think one of the funniest things about Coppertop I can remember is he learned that sleeping on the top of my headboard at night was quit cozy. I guess one night he was really asleep, he fell off and landed right on my face, my husband laughed histarically and Coppertop licked my nose.
post #21 of 22
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Thank you for the condolences, it is very comforting to have people know what that pain is like. My husband and children and I know people that have no idea what it's like to love an animal so much and lose him. Thank you again.
post #22 of 22
They know that you love them I am sure they are both together looking down on you purring right now. You will know when the time is right to get another cat.


RIP Coppertop and Lucky
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