I went to my vet clinic this afternoon to pick up more cat food. My vet moved to this clinic, and the two examining rooms face the front door, separated by the lobby and the reception desk to the right.
As the tech was adding up the food cost, the door to the exam room near me opened, and I looked to see if it was a kitty in there. In the space of 5 seconds I saw my vet, saw a beautiful black cat partly snuggled in a blanket, but in the meatloaf position with his head down; his owner was coming out and when she turned she had tears streaming down her face.
I went straight to her and hugged her and said, "I'm so sorry!" She said Sam was 16; something had happened, kind of suddenly, it wasn't clear what. I told her how lucky Sam was to have her, and she him. She is going to miss him so much. She went out the door with the empty carrier, and turned and thanked me. I told her to take care, and I meant it.
By the time I turned back to pay my bill, tears were streaming down my face too. The tech handed me a box of kleenex, and her eyes were glassy.
The owner can't afford to have him cremated; I can't afford to help. However, the clinic does up a card with a paw print and the one tech writes really nice calligraphy in it.
Sam, you were so beautiful, and so loved. Play happy at the Bridge. <3
I am so very sorry. I am sending virtual hugs to Sam's loving, broken-hearted owner. How lucky indeed Sam was to have her and she him.
Rest in peace, dearest Sam, and please send down some purrs to your beloved and so-loving purrrson to let her know you are safe and well at the Rainbow Bridge and will welcome her Home.. One Fine Day. Love is eternal, and you and she are together always.
Well, add me to the list of tears.
That was very sweet of you Candace.
RIP Sam :( Say hello to Taz!
I was at my vet's yesterday and found out that Sam had acute kidney failure. That can send a kitty downhill very quickly.
They did make up her card and send it. Praying for healing for her.:love:
Most of us cat owners have been down this road and the heartbreak is overwhelming:(. Thank you Catty for taking the time to share solace with Sam's mommy. Those moments are precious, simple and never forgotten:love:.
Sleep sweetly dearest Sam and please give your mom a visit soon to let her know you won't forget her either.
We are sorry to hear about Sam, he sounds like a Great Older Cat who sadly has gone on. I hope that Sam Angel lets his friends know that he is in a better place and will see them again in love.
One Fine Day:love: