Farewell Sweet Peach

21 Jun

This last weekend Peaches took a turn for the worse. After we received his diagnosis we set up a space for him in our bedroom with water, fancy soft cat food, and a small litterbox. He loved the special treatment and seemed to improve. I had hoped the cancer would be slower-moving, but it was always our intention to take him in as soon as his quality of life deteriorated. On Sunday it was obvious he was no longer comfortable so today we made plans to take him in the vet one last time.

Once we set up shop for Peaches in our bedroom he was content. He didn’t leave the room and only got up to drink, eat, or use the litterbox. He purred a lot and was very affectionate.

Last night I woke up at about three a.m. to the sound of Peaches struggling to get up on the bed. He was having difficulty walking yet he insisted on making the effort to get on the bed and snuggle with us.

The sweet round curves of his face were gone. He had lost so much weight he resembled only an angular Siamese and lost much of the bulk that really made him look Manx.

He purred. And purred.

On another day I will tell you hilarious stories about Peach. He was a funny, funny cat with a lovable personality and very distinct likes and dislikes.

On another day though. Right now I’m too sad.

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16 Responses to “Farewell Sweet Peach”

  1. sarah b. June 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Awww, I’m sorry. And how sweet… even through his discomfort, all he wanted was to be with his family. At the very least, you made sure he didn’t have to suffer much and had the most enjoyable last few days that he could. That’s the best any of us can do for a pet that is so much more than an animal that wanders around your house.

  2. Sunday June 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    Oh, Peaches. I’m very saddened to hear of his passing, while you are too unhappy to talk about the good times, I can tell just by looking at him that he was loved and loved you back. What more can anyone ask for?

  3. shinyinfo June 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Awwww I’m sorry. 😦

  4. Adrienne June 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    I’m so sorry. Peaches was a beautiful boy. I can’t wait to hear those funny, strange stories. My thoughts are with you all. Rest peacefully, Peaches. ❤

  5. Elizabeth June 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  6. Amy June 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your pet. It seems like he had a wonderful life with your family, though. Lots of hugs.

  7. wishingforhorses June 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    I’m so sorry about the loss of Peaches. My heart goes out to you.

  8. asiajane June 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Goodbye, Peaches. You sound like you were a really good cat, and you had a good life.

  9. Evolving June 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Oh honey! I am so sorry. I fear the day I will lose my baby cats to age or sickness. You are in my thoughts…

  10. jenB June 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Oh Carrie, I am crying. I never had a childhood pet, but I love my kitties fiercely. People used to tell me that my crazy love for the cats would fade when we had a baby. Not so, I love them, love them. I am so sorry. Beautiful Peachie died so close to love. Heartbreaking, but the best possible way to pass us by.

    xoxoxo

  11. gigi June 22, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    Oh Carrie Anne… I’m so sorry… 😥

  12. Amy June 22, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    Oh how sorry I am to hear your sad news. Peachie sounds like a character.
    I’m sending lots of love to you and all who will miss him so much.

  13. LittleBig June 22, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    Thank you all. It really does help knowing that Peaches was loved.

  14. TheRedQueen June 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    It breaks my heart that Peachies is gone. ::HUGS::

    • LittleBig June 25, 2010 at 11:15 am #

      Thank you. I’m still trying to adjust to it.

  15. Erin June 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    I know I’m late to say this, but I am so sorry for your loss. I think it is wonderful that you were able to comfort him as he declined, and that he knew without question that he was adored.

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