i had to put my little buddy of 21 years to sleep this morning

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Harry Gibbs, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    i picked him out when i was a kid. he slept in his litter box and climbed up my arm and wouldn't let go of me, so i brought him home. we've been through everything together. two weeks ago he started to have some problems and i canceled a vacation to stay home and take care of him. over the weekend his legs stopped working and he didn't eat, drink, or poop.

    this morning i had to make the decision to put him to sleep. i held him in his favorite blanket as the vet administered two separate medications into his iv and i watched the life leave his body. it was the saddest thing i've ever seen, including losing both of my parents.

    poor little guy.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    i took him outside a few weeks ago when he was just getting sick and he loved roasting in the hot sun sitting in the grass.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    84,111
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    41,484
    Likes Received:
    38,365
    That sucks man, condolences
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  4. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    this is him yesterday...his last full day of life. i stayed awake with him all night long last night because even though his legs didn't work, his mind was good and he wanted to walk and play and eat and he couldn't do it. he needed me to watch him and carry him when he needed water...which didn't mean drinking. at that point all he did was stick his nose under his water fountain.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    41,522
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,408
    Likes Received:
    29,531
    i hated doing that. Its why i don't have dogs or cats anymore: i just coudn't take making (or not making) that decision anymore, even if they all live to be 20 (they don't which makes it worse). i am outrageously allergic to cats, and i would get another two in a ny minute if i knew they would outlive me.
     
    Tigger Please and Harry Gibbs like this.
  6. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    thanks buddy.
     
  7. Chriza

    Chriza The One Man Gangbang VIP

    Reputations:
    8,533
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    28,002
    Likes Received:
    12,671
    :bigcry:
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  8. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    i hear you. i don't think i could ever get another one again. as much joy as the little fella brought me over 21 years of my life and all of his life, this was too hard to think about going through again.

    #idontgiveafuckifimapussy
     
    Dream Theater likes this.
  9. Dirty South

    Dirty South Large Member

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    24,627
    Likes Received:
    25,058
    Fuck man, condolences. Bringing back memories of my dog Teddy. Been gone a year now, I still miss him.
     
    Tigger Please and Harry Gibbs like this.
  10. GoshGeeGolly

    GoshGeeGolly VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    17,651
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    10,476
    Likes Received:
    13,677
    RIP cat of dm
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  11. MrPPV

    MrPPV The Shed Stopper

    Reputations:
    24,391
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,606
    Likes Received:
    16,121
    How did you lose your parents?
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  12. ICU

    ICU Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,541
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,421
    Likes Received:
    2,446
    sorry to hear that dink
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  13. MrPPV

    MrPPV The Shed Stopper

    Reputations:
    24,391
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,606
    Likes Received:
    16,121
    Also your title is very misleading. I thought your lady friend slept over
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  14. ICU

    ICU Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,541
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,421
    Likes Received:
    2,446
    great pics,, cat looked like a disney character
     
    Tigger Please and Harry Gibbs like this.
  15. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    separate illnesses a few years back. i'm the second youngest in my family so they were a little older while i was still young.
     
  16. VAsiCkBoy

    VAsiCkBoy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    138
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    10,125
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    So sorry man.
    Heartbreaking story.

    Mine is almost 20y.o. and he has followed me around to every room and slept with me every night since he was a kitten. He drinks water all day long and is losing weight. I am dreading that day.

    I will never own another pet ever. I got him to help get over putting my dog to sleep. I didn't think I would get so attached to a cat......I was wrong.

    Hope you feel better soon.
     
    Tigger Please and Harry Gibbs like this.
  17. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    thanks man. he was a cute little fucker. he kind of acted like a dog. he'd come to me when i whistled and he slept next to my head or curled up between my legs every night.
     
  18. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    16,279
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    72,940
    Likes Received:
    46,254
    Sorry dink. Losing a pet sucks bad.
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  19. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    fucking cats, man. i get why people might not like someone else's cat, because they usually have such a different relationship with their owner/family than everyone else, but when you have that relationship with one, it's great. they're so cool and loving.
     
  20. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    sorry to hear that, buddy. animals. i swear i get more choked up hearing about animals being killed in bad ways that people getting killed in tragic ways.
     
    BaddFunn, Nunz and Dirty South like this.