Nov 30, 2010

RIP Sammi

So we finally bit the bullet and put Sammi down yesterday.

She was so done. I stayed up with her all of Saturday and Sunday nights. Giving her little bits of water and cream...anything to get her to eat or drink something. Then on Sunday she pretty much stopped eating and drinking altogether. On Sunday night she started crawling herself around, maybe looking for a way out. Or a quiet place to lay down and die. Of course our other cats were having none of that. "Where you going? Can I come? Hey, that looks like a fun nook to hide in!"  Yeah...our cats often will leave a preposition at the end of a sentence.

So she feel asleep at the bottom of the landing of the staircase. I stayed with her until she fell asleep, but it was already 5:30AM on Monday by that point. I went to bed to catch a couple of hours of sleep, figuring that she would be gone by the time I got up.

But she wasn't. She wasn't really moving either. Just laying there...breathing. Barely recognizing us. It was time. So we called the Vet and said our goodbyes.

Here's my favorite picture of her with her best friend Syd...who passed away 2 years ago.

Syd cleaning Sammi

So long, little girl.  We miss you already.

22 comments:

Mrs. Hall said...

ooft. hugs. hugs. hugs. hugs. hugs. hugs. and more hugs.

badgerdaddy said...

I'm gutted for you. There isn't a day goes by that I don't remember Buffy, and she went 18 months ago. You've got a lot of great memories, but I know that's not helping right now. I'm just... y'know. Sorry. x

savannah said...

I am so sorry, sugar! Badgerdaddy is right, gutted is the only way to express the feeling of loss and sadness. Big hugs for you and Gia. xoxoxxo

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm so sorry. {{{Hugs}}}

Paticus said...

My condolences on your loss.

RW said...

Sad day Earl. Sorry to hear the news. You did the right thing.

Avitable said...

Awww, I'm sorry, man. RIP Sammi.

limpy99 said...

Sorry to hear it man.

white rabbit said...

That's a sad post, spare and raw. Sympathies.

Suzi Q said...

She's in a better place. Hugs to you!

B.E. Earl said...

Thanks everyone!

Slyde said...

i wasnt going to weigh in before, but i can now say that you absolutely did the right thing.

one of the worst things to see is an animal, especially a loved animal, suffer.

next time i see you im giving you a deep tongue kiss and crotch grab.

sybil law said...

Awww - she was very well loved. It was time.
xoxox

Heff said...

Sorry for your loss, man.

Lotus07 said...

Been out of the loop for a while, trying to catch up. Not the best thing to read once I got back. Condolences. Losing a cat is tough (assuming you are a cat person). I still vividly recall when I put my first cat down.....the house seemed strangely empty when I returned from the vet.

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - we have three more cats, but they are still young kids. 2 years old or younger. So the house isn't totally empty. They know something is up too. Our big cat (Avery) keeps sniffing and looking everywhere for Sammi. It's kinda cute...and sad.

Always Home and Uncool said...

My deepest sympathies, friend.

Le'Ann Ruggles said...

Such a tough decision to make. We've done it twice now, and it sucks. So sorry.

Poppy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Our kitties give you and Syd kisses as consolation, we humans give you hugs for the same.

<3 to u Sammi, Little Kitty wants you to come play.

LegalMist said...

I'm so sorry... it is so hard when our little friends are just "done." But it sounds like you handled it perfectly, and I am sure Sammi felt the love all the way to the end.

She was a beautiful cat (and so was Syd).

marty mankins said...

Sadness. From one cat owner to another... HUGS

Dr Zibbs said...

Sorry to hear that.