Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baby passed away on Friday

Scout, "Baby", lost her battle on Friday.

We did everything medically possible to save Baby, including rounds of ultrasounds, endoscopy, IV/oxygen, and brought in our other 2 cats and my mothers cats as potential blood donors. But she was unable to recover and we had her put to sleep. We had an autopsy performed. The vets determined it was leukemia (the cancer not FeLV).

It would be impossible to sum-up what she meant to us. There are so many stories. She was more than our "pet cat" she was like another person to us and our best friend and baby. My husband and I are devastated.

Instead of gifts for us this Christmas, we asked our family to give to the Springfield Humane Society in her name. If anyone else would like to give to a very good independent, non-profit, humane society please consider leaving a donation in the name of "Scout". We did so the day after Scout passed.

Their Website is:  http://www.spfldhumane.org/

I also blogged about visiting them here. I visit frequently. And I can tell you that all the animals are wonderfully cared for and they are active in the community. They are a very deserving charity.

I probably won't feel like blogging for a few weeks. We are, anonymously through our vet, giving all of Baby's diabetic supplies to a needy family whose cat was just diagnosed. I couldn't throw away her last test strip just yet. We saved it in a baggy with her hair.

I wish you, your furry friends, and family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah.

15 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Baby. Hope you will work through your grief sooner than later. I'm sure Baby knew how much you loved her and she will always be with you, in your memories. Feel better and have as good a holiday as you can.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry and grieve with you. God be with you and your husband during this terrible time.

Godspeed to you Baby.

Janie K.

Patricia said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Its always hard to loose a friend.

Kate said...

Very sorry for your loss of such a lovely friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm very very sorry. Pets become part of our families and a very important part of our lives. I sure Baby knew how much she was always loved. I'm sorry for your loss.

achieve1dream said...

Sorry about your loss. It's so hard to lose them like that.

Petra said...

so sorry to hear about your loss...I am sure you gave your Baby the best possible life and she knows it...take care

Stephanie said...

SO sorry to hear about Baby. It brings back lots of memories. I had an african grey parrot named Baby and she died at 18months of Leukemia. We too tried everthing, it is quite heartbreaking to lose a pet and to watch them suffer. I hope you can take solace in many wonderful memories.

Stacey Kimmel-Smith said...

I'm so sorry -- our kitkas are dear to us and I can imagine what Baby meant to you. Thinking of you and your lovely girl.

phaedra96 said...

So sorry about your kitty. It is so hard to say good-bye and let them go. They will be waiting for us someday.

H said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have lost several cats and dogs over the years and can empathise with the way you are feeling. I wrote a post on my blog about the Rainbow Bridge http://www.cat-things.com/cat-things/rainbow-bridge but it may make you feel sadder.

I think it gets easier to get over the grief if you try to focus on your fun memories and put the recent sad memories to the back of your mind, if your can.

SGR said...

Woof! My family and I are sorry for your loss. Lots of Golden Thoughts, Sugar

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. The hardest part of loving animals is losing them, but at least you can rest easy knowing you did all you could for her. Great idea to request donations in her honor.

Daisy said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jen said...

So very, very sorry to hear about your Baby. Animals are very dear to us, and it is hard when they leave us so unexpectedly. I think your suggestion of donations in her name is a wonderful way to honor her memory.