Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20 2013 a day we'll remember

Those of you who are my friends on my personal Facebook page already know what I am about to say.  

It is with a heavy heart that we made the tough decision to put down the 15 year old dog, Meegan, and the 20 yr old cat, Momma Kitty, that I had before I met my husband, today. There was a combination of health issues and old age.  

Meegan survived meeting a Colorado River Toad, and melanoma. In the last few months she was suffering from kidney failure.  As many already know, it doesn't make the decision any easier. Meegan and Momma Kitty, the poem below is for you with much love. We will see you again!

Momma Kitty was one of the best mousers and gopher hunters (in her day) that I’ve ever seen.  She was never a big cat but that never stopped her in her hunting.  When she was, oh geeze about 10 years ago had her leg broken in 3 places.  We don’t know how it happened.  A couple of the breaks were ¼” apart so the vet had to just take out that piece.  I believe it is because of that decision here 10 years later her hips are totally worn out.  She has troubles standing and walking.  (She just needs a hip replacement.)  She no longer cleans herself.  Even though she has not a tooth in her head she still eats like there is no tomorrow!  She wouldn’t sharpen her nails anymore, so I had to trim them for her. 

My husband took Meegan and Matilda (our other dog) out to 5 Guys for fresh cut French fries for lunch today, and all 3 girls shared New York steak at home.  All while I was at work.

He said on his Facebook page, “Meegan was with Toqua when we first met at the Flea Market and she is who got our first conversation started. She was a very loyal companion. Even our Vet and her entire staff commented on how much they will miss her.”

"Meegan and Momma Kitty, I love you and I will miss you until we meet again in heaven."

Rainbow Bridge source
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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  1. Toqua,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It's obvious that you loved Meegan and Momma Kitty very much. Thinking of you.

    1. Thank you.
      Yes, Meegan was "my girl". I got her from the pound and was my very own "pound puppy" after that. She was VERY special to me. She even saved my life at a time in my life when I was extremely depressed. She would greet me every day after work by jumping on my chest and giving me a kiss. She would jump 6 feet in the air to catch a Frisbee!

      Momma Kitty was one of the best cats I've ever had. When I was married to my ex my kids and I saved her from the neighbors. They kept her locked in a shed. She was claustrophobic after that. Could not stand to be locked in a cage or a room. The howl one would hear from her! Oh My! But... the minute you opened the door she was fine.

      We have a lot of good memories.

      Thank you again Gail!


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