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Thread: Saying goodbye to Malachi :-(

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    Saying goodbye to Malachi :-(

    It's with a heavy heart that I said goodbye to Malachi today. I feel like I failed him somehow. I knew when I adopted him that he did start life out pretty rough and was the runt of the litter. He's always been on the weaker side, but was a great companion for Phinehas. It seems like he took a sudden turn in his health in the matter of a couple of days that there just was no coming back from. Both he and Phinehas suffer from chronic upper respiratory problems and the doctor thinks that his body just finally gave out fighting it which caused him to go into liver failure. We could have tried to treat it, but the doctor didn't really give him very good odds and I didn't want him to suffer any further. I'm just so sad and hope Phinehas will be ok.

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    ((((Karen))))
    I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend. He'll now have Gini to welcome him to the RB and see that he's happy.
    Hugs, Kelly 💗
    ...RIP, our sweet Gini...

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    Oh no! I am so sorry.

    RIP Malachi
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    This is so sad, I'm so sorry, Karen! Don't think you failed, sometimes these things are just not in our hands... (((HUGS)))

    RIP, little Malachi!

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    I'm so sorry you have lost dear Malachi. Don't question your decision; I'm sure Malachi knows the way you feel. {{{hugs}}}
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    I am so sorry to see this sad news. (((HUGS)))
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    I am so very sorry. Deepest sympathy to you and all who love Malachi and grieve him so very much.

    Rest in peace, darling Malachi, so greatly loved, whole and healthy again, free of pain with many other friends at the Rainbow Bridge. Please send some purrs of love to the hearts of your dear Karen and Phinehas to remind them that you are with them always and will welcome them Home.. One Fine Day...

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    Hugs to you. You made the right decision. I am so sorry Malachi had to go so soon. He was very loved.

    What a stunning boy - I know he grew into those ears!

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    Rest in peace, dear boy, your struggles are over. Now only your legacy of love will remain, and the paw prints you left on many hearts.
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    I am so sorry for your loss!!! I'm sure Malachi knew how much you loved him. No matter how long they are with us, we always feel like there was or at least should have been more we could have done for them.
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    How terribly sad. Kitties like Malachi are nearly on borrowed time. You loved him, and for that he was blessed.

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    I'm very sorry for your loss of Malachi.

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    I'm sorry to hear of Malachi's passing.
    Anne
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    Very sorry to hear this, Karen. {{hugs}}

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    RIP sweet Malachi. My thoughts are with you, Phinehas and the rest of the family.
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