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RIP little one

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I don't know who here kept up with the story of our little figter, RJ, nicknamed Lil' Bit, but this morning at 4:44am, we lost the fight. He's been doing so well, and just... he's gone now. We were all with him until his last breath and I don't guess I can wish much more than that. He was loved till the very end and he knew it. I'm at a loss right now. My mother and my sister are taking this both so hard. I can't stop the tears. Please say a prayer for our sweet little boy that he makes it safely over the bridge. God help me...

RIP my love. We will meet again soon.
post #2 of 14
Awww I'm so sorry. Rest peacefully lil'bit, your fight is done. If his time here was to be short he could ask no more than to be loved so completely . You must be feeling so sad right now
post #3 of 14
It is so sad he lost his fight, but he was loved to the end.
post #4 of 14
post #5 of 14
RIP precious little one.
post #6 of 14
I'm so sorry for your loss, this is so sad But at the moment RJ has been met by all the other kitties over at the bridge to take him safely to his new home
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for all the kind words. I can't look at his pictures and not cry, but he's better now you know. I'm starting to see signs that his brother is realizing he's not around and doesn't understand why. He keeps looking for him, and he's not there. What can I do about this? We are all paying a little more attention to him, extra playtime, extra love, extra not yelling when he gets himself in trouble, but I think it's... making him worry. I don't know. Everyone here is feeling his passing, even those not in the immediate household, heck, even my dad who is so NOT a cat person, just... accepting. God I hope this gets easier. I keep thinking it's a dream. I'm going to wake up and everything is going to be fine. I swear I hear him in my sleep, clawing at the door wanting in to take his afternoon nap. I get up, and I realize he's not there. I'm loosing tons of sleep over this, but noone knows. Everyone is having their own emotional struggle with this, but I'm having a really hard time with it internally since I knew of the bond we had. Oi this has to get easier at some point right? I'm sorry I'm rambling. We all knew it was coming, but he faded very quickly after he got sick the other night. Within 2 hours, he was gone. I can't help but feel we should have done something more, but I think his body had given up on him. If the vet's couldn't help him, how could we? The only thing we could do is be there with him, for him, but once he got sick, even before he was gone, he was already gone. You could see it in his eyes. I knew he was soon to be destined to a better place. All you can offer is love sometimes, no matter how much it may hurt.
post #8 of 14
Go ahead and express yourself here. It is very difficult, even if we know they are not going to have a long life, when they leave. The kitties will adjust over time, and as you heal it will help them, too. Don't get me wrong, its not that you will forget R.J., but in time you will be able to remember the happy times, too.

Give yourself time to recover from this loss. The orange boys are the sweetest, aren't they? Condences on your loss. Rest in peace, Lil' Bit.
post #9 of 14
I am sorry for your loss and your words are so heart breaking to read. I never had a pet die in my arms but I can only imagine all the emotions you went through going through that. I will pray for you and hope you get through this hard time in your life and love plenty more cats down the road.
post #10 of 14
I'm soo sorry you lost RJ poor little guy

post #11 of 14
Condolences on your sad loss of Lil Bit. Please take comfort in knowing that your love was lighting his way over Rainbow Bridge, and he enjoys the company of angels now. I know that his brother must be terribly lonely - perhaps the best way to fill that cat-sized hole in everyone's hearts is with another cat. I know that sounds difficult - when my Miss Tobie left us, I finally reached the point that I was too heartbroken to risk loving another cat so much again - and then my brain-damaged daughter insisted on spending her carefully-saved-new CD player-funds to buy Joey & JC. And when I felt those kitten nuzzles & heard their purrs, I realized that in them was the comfort and joy that Miss Tobie wanted me to have. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan
post #12 of 14
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It's hard thinking about the possibility of another cat. We have 5 as it is, but he was just... from the get go there was something so special about him. He stole our hearts, or at least mine when my sister adopted him and his brother. His brother is in good company. Him and Layla are like brother and sister with how they play and act with each other. I don't know. Thing's are still hard. Everday there seems to be something that happens that reminds us of Bit, and someone will cry between me, my mom, and my sister. It's getting easier though. Bit will live on his brother, and he's a spoiled rotten little trouble marker now. A new kitty will have to be a really special kitty. I sometimes cry looking at Sylvestor, thinking I don't know what I would do if something happened to him. I told myself for a few days that I don't think I can allow another cat to steal my heart the way he did. But... I can't do that. Lil' Bit's death was so hard, and so heartbreaking, but, my heart is to big not to allow another kitty at some point. I have the love and care to give, so I can't deny that to myself, or any other kitty that needs a loving home for the rest of his or her life.

Thank you everyone for all the kind words. I have passed them along in hopes that Bit's passing will not be a curse, but a blessing. He's sitting pretty now, and enjoying the company of our cat's that we have lost along the way. Bit will keep them straight.
post #13 of 14
Oh, honey, give yourself some time. Don't feel any pressure to give another cat a home if you're not ready. Only you will know when the time is right to open your heart to another kitty. Some people find it helpful to find a new friend right away, but if that's not you, then wait until it feels right. Allow yourself time to grieve, and cry as much as you need to...because really, there's nothing harder than losing someone you love. But just know this -- it may not feel like it now, but your heart will mend with time. Time is the only thing that will heal you, and you may need a lot of it, and that's okay too. You've just lost a precious member of your family. And you very well may feel that you have no idea how to deal with the loss...you may continue to cry for quite awhile...IT'S OKAY!!!! It's heartbreaking, and may leave you with an unbearable agony in your stomach and chest...this is normal. This is love. And RJ feels that, and is sending nose kisses from across the Bridge...he's telling you to not be afraid, and that time will give you some serenity. Sending lots of love and hugs to your mom and sister too...and to the cats who are missing their beloved friend.

Be patient with yourself. Remember, there is truly nothing harder. I'll be praying for you...just know that everything will eventually begin to feel okay.
post #14 of 14
I don't know the entire story, but I am so very sorry for what you are going through. It's really hard to lose a pet, I know he was loved and happy he knew it.
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