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    Nutmeg

    For those of you not on FB, I just wanted to let you all know that I sent Nutmeg to the RB last week. She was in kidney failure, and we had an ultrasound done because although she was losing weight and her lab work was off the charts, she was quite bright and happy. Turns out her kidney was blocked, and so she underwent emergency surgery to have a stint placed in her ureter. The vet called during her surgery and tragically he was unable to place the stint. The only option at that point was to remove her kidney, but her remaining kidney was not functioning at a capacity where she could continue a good quality of life. So, rather than waking her from a pretty massive surgery, we let her go peacefully in her sleep. She was put under when she was feeling relatively good (considering what was going on), purring, asking for pets, and generally being a love bug. Before she went in for her procedure, I promised her that I wouldn't let her suffer, and if it didn't work out, I'd let her go and see her again. I kept my promise, even though it was completely heartbreaking. It's been a bittersweet holiday. Tilly is grieving the loss of her in the house, as are Richard and I. I miss her terribly. She was a very special girl.

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    There aren't enough words to convey my sympathies. Hugs to you and Richard on the loss of sweet Nutmeg. Special pets to Tilly as she comes to terms with things. I am just so sorry, Naomi.

    Johanna

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    Dearest pretty Nutmeg, rest in peace! We know you were so much loved, please send you mom some quiet purrs in her dreams to give her some comfort, okay?

    Our condolences, sweetie.
    I've Been Frosted

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    I am so sorry-but absolutely convinced you did the right thing. Nutmeg must have been a senior cat lady now. She will be with Bassett ( and Filou and Tigris) at Rainbow Bridge.

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    I am so sorry for your loss of precious Nutmeg.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!

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    {{{{hugs}}}} Devastating, even though you did the right thing. You loved Nutmeg enough to put her wellbeing first.
    "I like physics, but I love cartoons." -- Stephen Hawking

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    Hugs on your loss of Nutmeg.
    Anne
    Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Samwise, Lady Jane, Bob, and Callie.





    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

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    I am sorry for your loss of Nutmeg,
    Nancy



    All things work together for good to them that love God.
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    Pretty Little Nutmeg ~ You are missed. Fly free, sweet girl.
    Ask your vet about microchipping. ~~ It could have saved Kuhio's life. And it cost Halo hers.
    Consider having your cat tested for Polycystic kidney disease ~~ Rest in peace Willy
    Loved by Lisa

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    Nomilynn, I am so sorry for your loss. ((HUGS)))
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    I am so very, very sorry, Naomi, to learn of the loss of your beloved, loving Nutmeg. My deepest sympathy to you and Richard and dear Tilly, and all who love her and grieve her so very much. You had a very hard, heartbreaking decision to make, but it was the right one.

    She is free of pain now, a glorious Angel, healthy and whole again at the Rainbow Bridge where she will welcome you HOME.. One Fine Day. Love is eternal, and you and she are together always. Listen in your heart for the sound of her purrs.

    May your precious memories help to bring you comfort. God bless you for all you gave Nutmeg and all you and she shared over the many years.

    {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}} and ~~~~~~~PURRS~~~~~~~ and from Pat and cats
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    I've seen this and prayed since she was going into surgery and since you said she didn't make it through.
    My heart hurts for you. Nutmeg was such a beautiful girl. I am grateful to have "known" her through you! Give Tilly some extra pets and tell her they come all the way from Arizona.



    I will miss you forever, my sweet Scooter Bug. You were my best friend. 9/21/1995 - 1/23/2010
    Goodbye, Oreo. 4/17/2003 - 9/12/2011. Gone too soon.

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    I'm so sorry about precious Nutmeg. You did all you could for her.
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
    "Not my circus, not my monkeys!"-Polish proverb

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    Godspeed, wonderful Nutmeg

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    I'm very sorry for your loss of Nutmeg.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

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