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Merlin is no more

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
My poor feral, Merlin, has gone. He was PTS at midday today. It was horrible, because he fought all the way to the vet, turning his carrier over twice in the car, and at the vet he could not be got out of the carrier. The assistant had to help. I feel guilt and relief in equal quantities. None of it was his fault, I feel I failed him in several ways, and we were forced into a place none of us wanted to be in. And although the house and grounds are now safe for my cats and for children, I do wish I could have done more. RIP little one - I know your kittens are up in my barn and I will do all I can to ensure they at least have happy lives.
post #2 of 28
I'm sorry to hear this, Jenny. I know we all want to save the homeless and ferals, but sometimes it has to be done.
post #3 of 28
RIP sweet Merlin

Jenny

Please be gentle with yourself -- you went above and beyond for this guy -- and he knows it.
post #4 of 28
Jenny, I'm so sorry you had to make this difficult decison. Please know that you did everything you could for him. He knows that. RIP Merlin.
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post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by eilcon View Post
Jenny, I'm so sorry you had to make this difficult decison. Please know that you did everything you could for him. He knows that. RIP Merlin.
You went above and beyond what most people would do. And as you said, you at have the chance to ensure his kittens will have a much better life.
post #7 of 28
RIP Merlin you did the best you knew for him Jenny, no guilt necessary
post #8 of 28
Jenny i'm so sorry You've far from failed Merlin. Bless him he didn't understand that you were trying to help him that's all, but now that he's over the bridge he now knows exactly what you were trying to do

Play happily over at Rainbow Bridge Merlin, and get those headbutts ready to thank Jenny when you see her one day

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post #9 of 28
Jenny, I'm sorry you lost Merlin. After what he & you have been through, it must have bene tough. Not many people would have given him as much a chance as you did. It's so sad that he could not be saved, but he is now happy over the Rainbow Bridge.
post #10 of 28
Jenny, my heart aches for you.
Words simply fail me right now,
except to say....
Thank you for being a woman who has the courage to love. ((((hugs))))
Play happily at the Bridge Merlin.
post #11 of 28
I'm sorry to hear of your loss of Merlin.

RIP
post #12 of 28
You now have another angel watching over you, Jenny.

Bless you, sweet Merlin.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
You now have another angel watching over you, Jenny.

Bless you, sweet Merlin.
Yes, you sure do, Jenny. He was a very brave one - so brave that heaven must have needed him in a hurry. He's on your shoulder now and you will feel him and he will be there. We're so sorry, Jen.
Love & peace
Elizabeth, Sammy, Saba & Sandy
post #14 of 28
Aw Jenny... So sorry. Sometimes we have to let out babies go because they hurt too much. I think Merlin was just too scared, and you were doing the same thing we all do when the quality of life is gone. I liked the thought that Merlin is now your angel.
post #15 of 28
Rip Merlin
post #16 of 28
Merlin will live on through the kittens. Have fun playing in the Rainbow Bridge.
You did the best you could Jenny.
post #17 of 28
I am so sorry, Jenny!
Sweet Merlin is now at peace and is happy playing at the bridge.
I send hugs and prayers.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac View Post
Jenny i'm so sorry You've far from failed Merlin. Bless him he didn't understand that you were trying to help him that's all, but now that he's over the bridge he now knows exactly what you were trying to do

I agree totally with Rosiemac. Merlin just didn't understand while he was here, but now he knows how much you love him.

Rest in peace, Merlin. You will never know fear again, and when you are reunited with Jenny you will be able to give and accept love.

Condolences, Jenny, on this painful loss.
post #19 of 28
Enjoy your reward over Rainbow Bridge, Merlin. I am sorry that you had such an awful car ride - it must have been very frightening for a feral. Jenny, it took courage and love to do the right thing for Merlin, and now his worldly troubles are over and he can be happy and free, playing with all the other souls and spirits who are over RB with him. someday he will come running to greet you and you will be together forever. Hugs, Susan
post #20 of 28
Jenny, you didn't fail sweet Merlin, you did everything you could, and more than anyone else. Thanks to you his end was peaceful.

RIP Merlin
post #21 of 28
Oh Jenny, I'm sorry to read this

You certainly didn't fail Merlin! You gave him the best that was possible and he will know that

RIP sweet boy
post #22 of 28
i am so very sorry to hear this, and you didn't fail him, he had a better life with you and didnt have to suffer. RIP little one.
post #23 of 28
I'm so sorry.

Rest in peace Merlin. Play happily at the bridge.
post #24 of 28
hugs for you Jenny. I know this is a difficult time.... rest assured that you did everything you could for Merlin
post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
I am in black despair right now, and I know it is illogical, but I can't help the feeling that Fate, Destiny, call it what you will, is punishing me for not trying harder with Merlin, by taking my beloved Napoleon. I even had a presentiment of that the week before Napoleon died, and told myself not to be silly.
post #26 of 28
I also send hugs to you. I know you miss sweet Merlin!
post #27 of 28
Oh Jenny, I do wish there was something I could say to help you - it truly isnt your fault either of them died, and they wouldn't have had such a good life, with a loving and caring owner if you had'nt stepped in when you did.
post #28 of 28
Jenny,
Please try to understand that with Merlin, you took on an impossible task.
You did everything humanly possible to help him.
Remaining in this life was not his destiny.

We are here with you.
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