Thursday, July 06, 2006

"Sylvia's Mother Said..."

Sylvia at rest."Sylvia's packing. She's gonna be leaving today." - Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show

The vet came to my home this evening. He had made all the necessary preparations for Sylvia's departure. Her slow, painful walk and, most recently, the periodic loss of control of her back legs forced me to make a decision I'd been selfishly avoiding.

After fourteen years and still with a bit of her characteristically haughty "piss and vinegar", my chatty sweet pea of a green-eyed Russian Blue is gone.

So long, Misses Kisses. Miss Bubbles. Madame Sylvia. My Girl.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


:( I'm sorry, K.


7/06/2006 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She's a beautiful one.

7/07/2006 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

:( I'm so so sorry. If you need anything, you know where to find me.


7/07/2006 08:03:00 AM  
Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

Ohhh I am so sorry! She is a beautiful kitty! I know what a difficult decision that is but I am sure she had a good life and now she's just over the rainbow bridge, where there are other kitties to play with, where the weather is always sunny, and hills are always green.

7/07/2006 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Kendra said...

What a hard decision to make. I am so very sorry for your loss.

7/07/2006 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

She will be greatly missed, but I have asked Frank to look after her... after all, Frank will remind her of Nikki.


7/07/2006 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big cyber hugs - sorry to read you had to do it, it must be tough. Take care. Terry

7/07/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger janna said...

I'm so, so sorry.... Even when you know it's the best decision, it's a hard one to make.

7/07/2006 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Ah...dear me. She's waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge...I'm so sorry, she's such a beautiful girl. It's always so hard to lose them.
You're blessed to have a vet who comes to your home...

7/07/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

So sad. What a beautiful cat.

7/07/2006 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger TurtleHerder said...

So sorry. I loved knowing her.

7/07/2006 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm sorry.

7/07/2006 06:10:00 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Thanks so much to each of you for your kind words.

I keep looking for her in her favorite spots. So does her feline caretaker, Nikita.

I've been a little at sea today, running errands and cleaning house. But my heart isn't in it.

It is good to know that you guys care.

7/07/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Oh make me cry. I know you will miss her. She is beautiful. God rest her little soul.

7/08/2006 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

I'm so sad for your loss Karen. She is so beautiful and I know your heart is broken. She has so much great company waiting to show her around at the Rainbow Bridge, I'm sure she and my Jaxon will become fast friends!

I'm here if you need me! And Pumpkin sende you and Nikki a big hug and many chirps!

7/08/2006 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I just had to put my dog to sleep on Thursday, too. I'll be thinking about you.

7/08/2006 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I'm saddened to hear of the loss of your girl. She will be in your heart always and you will always be in hers.

7/10/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Theresa said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your fur person. We just had to make a similar decision about one of our boys. Somehow, even though you know it's the right thing, it doesn't make it any easier. Melissa is right, though -- she will always live on with you. And that's a lucky thing for any treasured pet.

7/11/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Karen.

7/16/2006 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Chicago Jen said...

Oh, I only just found your blog through Cara's but I am so sorry for your loss.

7/20/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While it takes a bit to make me cry
Your beautiful story teared my eye
The very same horror was felt by I
As I Just lost my sweetie pie

9/29/2006 06:54:00 PM  

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