Sunday, January 27, 2008

PRECIOUS GRACIE.......


At 12:30 this morning Gracie threw another clot. She was in so much pain, it was terrible. We called the vet hospital and the on call vet met us at about 12:50 a.m. She was given a sediative to help with the pain and then we had to make the decision to euthanize her. It was so sad. Tom and I knew it was what we needed to do, but it was still very hard. Our friends Brian and Stacy were with us. We had all gone out for dinner earlier and then went back to our house so the big boys could play tennis and golf on the Nintendo Wii. It was really kind of them to follow us to the vet and stay with us.

I've never seen my husband cry so hard. I've known him for 17 1/2 years and haven't seen him cry like that. He really loved Miss Gracie a lot and she loved her Daddy. Our home is a bit empty today. The boys are taking the loss really well. Maggie was at a friends house for a sleep over, so she doesn't know yet. She will be pretty sad.

In June the vet told us we would have 60 days with her, and we ended up getting almost 8 months. I really tried to make the best of each and everyday with her. She was a sweet kitty and I loved having her cuddle on my lap and purr. I'm going to miss my precious little Gracie.

5 comments:

Dixie said...

Jaci! I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm searching for words but of coarse there are no words. Just know I that you are in my heart.

Shelly Kang said...

Jaci! What Dixie said. So sorry for you and your family. You did the right thing.

Karen said...

I'm so so sorry to hear the sad news. I can tell from the picture what a wonderful cat she was. We're nursing a sick cat right now too, so I know how terrible it feels. I know she is grateful for all the help you gave her, and she is happy that she doesn't have to suffer anymore. And she will always be there with you.

Dianne said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's the most difficult decision in the world, even though you know you are doing the right thing. They take a piece of our heart with tthem when they go.

[[[hugs]]]

Life's a Stitch said...

It's so hard to lose those special family members. wishing you good Gracie memories,
Li