Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In Loving Memory Of Grace



Grace died at noon today of toxoplasmosis. She actually was put out of her misery at the vet's after a huge battle. We got her eye cleared, but she could no longer eat, nor stand, and she had crystals in her urine, which was painful. Gracie was 16 months old.

I made sure she was looking out the window at the squirrels and birds and the trees as she painlessly received a sedative. Judy held her for a second sedative, and she purred through both of them. When she was asleep, we carried her into the operating room, and held her while she got her last injection. If she was willing to live with us and be dependent on us, I will not desert them in their time for need, for any reason. They are dependent on us, it's part of the bargain.

I will openly admit that I have been crying for a while now, and that I'll be crying for a while more, because we will be in mourning. I'll be back after that. I am sorry I haven't been around, that will change too. You all have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

19 comments:

katherine. said...

you did right by her when she needed you.

sigh.

I am sooo sorry.

n4ku said...

Oh, no.

Our deepest empathy.

WanderingGirl said...

You did a good thing. You know she lived a happy life with you, Judy and Jake. It was a far better thing you did to rescue her and let her live happily for her short time. There was love for her, and that's what they all, we all, want.

Mel said...

((((((((( Monty ))))))))))

Know I'm thinking of you and Judy.

Horribly difficult but loving decision you got to make.

It was the right thing to let her into your heart and home...she got to know the joy of loving humans.

Oh how difficult...but no one ever told me doing the right thing was always going to feel good or be 'comfortable'.

(((((((((((( Monty )))))))))))))

Take what you need for you.
We're not going anywhere.

*sending peacefilled thoughts*

Mel said...

(((((((((( you )))))))))))

Alison said...

So, so sorry.

PhoenixHearse said...

Tears are welling up at the thought of having to do that to my own pet. You are caring and selfless and I'm sure she was grateful to have you.

NoRegrets said...

Oh, so young. I'm sorry. As you know, I lost one of my cats this year, and it truly does suck, to put it very mildly.

cmhl said...

so very sorry Monty--- thinking of you & Judy.. you have had too much "hard stuff" in your life in the past year or two.

Wicked H said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}

Sending much love to you and Judy.

Mel said...

*hugs*
Just know I'm thinking of you.

Glamourpuss said...

Oh Monty, that's so sad; I am sorry to hear of poor Grace's demise.

Puss

M@ said...

You miss that animal mind. Sorry about that. It was a real connection, no matter the life form. A bundle of nerves firing in that little brain. It was something.

Odat said...

Hugsssssssssssss.......

Be well...stay happy...
Peace

Mel said...

(((((((( Monty ))))))))))))

Just thinkin' of ya....

Echomouse said...

Monty I am deeply sorry. This is shocking and so sad.

I'm also very sorry that I wasn't here before now.

{{{HUG}}} to you and Judy.

Nosjunkie said...

ah shame hunny
lots of hugs

so sad
Im back at blogger by the way

The CEO said...

Thank you all for being wonderful friends. If I try to answer each one of you, I'll be crying into the New Year because the story is so sad. See you all soon!

Moi said...

I'm so sorry to hear it. while it may not be much of a consolation, you did bring her happiness in her short life. That counts.