Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sady cat R.I.P. (2005 - 2015)

Hubby and Sady
Well, this was the the day on Tuesday.  She was increasingly weaker, I could feel her back bones through her gaunt body. She and I had a nice visit the day before, by the warm fire, while her daddy was sent to bed with a happy pill. Her eyes were just not right.  She wasn't the cat who would let me tim her toe nails, not for months. No longer the cat who would play out on the lake ice, with Oliver, roll on the warm cement step at the end of the dock in the sunshine. We had a good chat, and I could tell she was having a bad time. She loved the cottage, when we lived there, chasing a Pine marten up into a tree.

The vets are amazing and truly need to talk to people doctors about end-of-life care. Not obviously in pain, she is unable to take in sustenance, and at this stage of dying many of my hospice clients cannot digest, either. 'Do you think it's time to put her down?' the vet asked JB on the phone. So civilized this end-of-life care.  They have been so good with him, and with her.
Edith Piaf: "Non, je ne regrette rien."
I have collected all the photos I could find for JB.

Hubby wrote about her...

There was a chance to put her on something that might have given her a few more months but she was just spending the day under my dresser, coming downstairs to sit with me at night. She was too weak to handle the other cats in play, and was becoming frightened to walk down the hall. She couldn't eat, she would be in the kitchen waiting for me in the morning, and meowing to be fed, but no matter what I put in front of her, she couldn't eat it. 

 It was no life for the strong, brave cat, that has been my constant companion for the last ten years. The only thing that she loved was me, not other cats, nor people (though she tolerated Jenn and the grandchildren). She followed me everywhere, even onto the frozen lake at Bala. I was seldom in the house with out her beside me. Her love for me, was more like a dog, fierce and unconditional. So I am very sad, and very relieved that her suffering is over. 

I don't want to go by inches when my time comes, and I didn't want her to either. I didn't want her to outlive me, as she would have been lost with out me, but she could have waited a while longer.

She was a fierce cat, and treed a fisher on Oct. 31st, 2007.
Sady at the vet in January.

Looked left and right!
She gives Daisy a growl!
She loved the lake - now she prefers indoors
Sady just pretended to go after it.
They have such similar colouring!
Sadie mushes a catnip ball
The late Oliver, and sister, Sadie, 2009
Sadie & Buster ,
on the table near the tree house.
Sady and the late Mitzi


Nancy J said...

Beautiful series of photos, Jennifer, and for you, JB, my heartfelt love as you feel this loss so much. Your words are from your heart, and not to go by inches is so true. Sady will always be with you in spirit, as you walk along her once favourite trails, see that tree. remember when... a caring vet is like gold, bless her. Take care as you grieve, let those tears fall and know Sady is there with others, waiting, as ours are for me too. Hugs XXX

eileeninmd said...

So sorry for your loss. Sadie was a pretty kitty. A wonderful tribute to your Sadie.. RIP Sadie!

VioletSky said...

Lovely photos of your Sady. I'm so sorry for your loss, but, when the time has come, it is best to acknowledge and ...

Karen said...

My most sincere sympathy. They are our family.

William Kendall said...

She was such a beautiful cat, such a character (even when bringing in a chipmunk, I see).

I'm very sorry. She was loved.

Out To Pasture said...

Sorry you lost your friend, Sady. But she could not have had a richer life nor better caregivers than she had. Suffering over except for the sore spot left by her absence in your heart. I know this very well from my own departed feline family members.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am so sorry for your loss,


Cloudia said...

What great tributes to your friend.

Condolences <3

ALOHA from Honolulu

Powell River Books said...

A lovely tribute. Cats give us so much love and comfort. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
We Sady fans out here are sore-hearted; but none can feel it as keenly as your own dear selves. Blessings, YAM xx

Grandma K said...

She was so beautiful, and she led a great life. RIP sweet kitty.

Hilary said...

Oh dear. I was afraid I'd see this when I got back from my ten days away. I'm so sorry, Jen. I know how very difficult it is to lose our sweet furry friends. My heart aches for you. To be able to say "je ne regrette rien" says SO much. I'm glad for that. Hugs to you.