Sunday, January 7, 2018

Goodbye, Dear Old Shy-Cat

Chaienne 2001-2018 
We lost our dear Shy-Cat on Friday evening.  She had been failing over a number of months to where my vet hubby had not thought she would make it through last summer.  Then I didn't know if she would make it through my Cat Lovers Hop in October.  Then she surprisingly made it to the New Year, but barely.  

The last couple of days were so heartbreaking as she had little strength even to hold her head out of her food dish.  We knew it was time to let her go and were prepared to have my hubby put her down, but she died naturally at age 16-1/2 years.  There is an emptiness without her here, even though we are comforted knowing we did all we could for her.  

Thank you for sharing my sadness with me. 

<3
Janis

17 comments:

Di said...

Oh Janis. So sad to hear this about your beloved Shy-Cat. Heartbreaking, but she's at peace now. Sending big hugs.

Di xx

ike said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear your sad news Janis. Not a good start to your new year but she had a good innings and I'm sure she had a fabulous life with you.
Mega hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Liz said...

So sorry to read this, Janis. Sending a big (((hug))). xx

Fikreta said...

Im so sorry for this heartbreaking news...
sending lots of hugs

Andrea W said...

Cats are a dear part of our lives and I know the emptiness losing one creates. Thinking of you and your hubby during this difficult time. She was blessed to have you in her life!

Carol L said...

Sending you big hugs for your loss. Think of how fortunate Chaienne was to have had the wonderful home you provided for her during her long life, and it will help ease your pain in due time. You gave her the best kind of love she deserved :)

Craftychris said...

I am so sorry to hear of the sad loss of this beautiful kitty - my heart goes out to you and your hubby. You will have lots of happy memories of your special time with her. Take care. Lots of luv and hugs xxxxxxxxx

The Altered Paper said...

So sorry Janis, take care. Hugs,Tee

Kathy H said...

So sorry for your loss. We have suffered through illness and loss with many fur babies and I know your heartache. Your baby is at peace. You will see her again.

D.Ann C said...

So sorry. The loss of our fur babies is tough! Hang on to the good memories. Hugs.

Chi Cr said...

My thoughts are with you! I am so sorry! What a beautiful kitty! It sounds like she had a long and wonderful life with you and; prayers to you both!

Karenladd said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet photo of Shy-Cat with us, and for letting us express our sympathy at her loss. These pets of ours have a way of weaving into our lives in such a way that they leave a huge hole when we lose them. For the first time in nearly 30 years we are without a cat, and it's taken a long time for me to stop looking for Teddy in the side yard. I'm sure that you will feel Shy's presence in your house as well, for a long long time. Hugs.

Janine said...

So sorry and sad to read your news. Hoefully happy memories will replace the sadness in time. Big hugs xx

Michele K. Henderson said...

Janis, I am so sorry to hear about sweet little Shy-Cat! I know that my dear Felix will be waiting to meet her at the rainbow bridge! There are no words to describe the feeling after losing a pet who has lived a long and wonderful life beside you for all those years. As sad as it is,that's the way it's supposed to be. They come into our lives for a very short time so that we love and care for another kitty ready to take their place. The heart holds no bounds. I'll be thinking about you both, and your kitty Shy-Cat! Take Care, my friend!

Sue D said...

so sorry for your loss. It is never easy.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Janis, I am so sorry. This is always so hard. We lost our cat over 2 years ago (he was 21) and we still miss him. They so become a part of the family. So very sorry...hugs

mandysea said...

Very big hugs Janis... She will be still with you...
Shy cat was such an icon worldwide for 2017 for the kitty hop! She'll always be remembered - so sweet sweet sweet. xxx