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Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« on: May 03, 2022, 10:34:02 PM »
I donít know who else to tell.  We donít know anyone here

But our lovely Jellycat started to feel ill on Saturday, today we get a call from the vet saying its renal failure.. I take her in, in 1 1/2 hrs to say goodbye.  I made her he favourite chicken.. that she managed to eat a little of

My wife and I are distraught. We brought her here from the UK, sheís a Welsh RSPCA rescue cat from Newport originally and had had a terrible first year with whoever owned her.  But sheís been loving and happy and just wonderful with us

I just wanted to tell someone




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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 10:39:07 PM »
I'm very sorry to hear this Graham.  We miss our little feline friends so much when they leave us.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 11:02:36 PM »
That sucks Graham. We are lucky to have them, and they are lucky to have us to be able to care for them and make decisions like this. It's the right thing to do, but it's the most painful harrowing thing we ever have to do as pet owners.

Give Jellycat a hug from us and Penfold and Chaos.

Be strong and remember the good times you've had.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 01:08:26 AM »
So sorry to hear this - itís like losing a best friend. Several stiff drinks and 1/2 a tin of Whiskas may help!

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 02:47:17 AM »
As others have said, losing a pet is tantamount to losing a family member.

We were at a funeral last weekend and our friend had requested that his ashes be combined with those of his two beloved cats (who had predeceased him) to be buried with him in the memorial garden. The priest had to tell us that this is not permitted and if we had an issue he told us where and how to contact the local bishop! I for one thought it was a wonderful idea.

RIP Jellycat, your humans gave you a great name by the way!

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2022, 07:05:47 AM »
Graham, I'm really sorry to hear that.    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family from Pippin and myself.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2022, 08:47:47 AM »
Such sad news Graham. It is painful to lose a friend. Over the years we have lost a few members of our family and it never gets easier, but just remember the good times. The time will come when you can think of Jellycat and smile.
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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2022, 10:02:53 AM »
Sorry to hear the sad news.  It sounds like she was very well loved, despite her bad start to life.  All the best to you and your wife.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2022, 11:15:11 AM »
I'll add my condolences too. It's always distressing when you have to say goodbye to a beloved pet. Non-pet owners say, "It's only a cat", but they are so much more than that. Our old cat is very frail, but isn't ready to go yet. We will be distraught when she does.

I'm sure they have animal rescue charities in Canada. From our experience, the best way to get over the loss is to rescue another one who needs a good home. That way everybody wins.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 11:58:00 AM »
So, so sorry to see this :(. I lost my cat to hepatitis last year and the heartache is still so strong I avoid looking at pics of him even now.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2022, 01:40:23 PM »
So sorry to read this. It must be getting on for twenty years since our Tibbs had to be put down. That's longer than he was with us for. I still miss him, but now I smile when I think of him. I haven't met a cat since that I liked half as much so he hasn't been replaced. The fact that he chose us made him even more special.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2022, 07:51:59 PM »
We're very sorry to hear your loss and send our sympathy and support. As others have said, the wonderfully-named Jellycat had two special people in her life.

When we lost our two dogs within a few weeks of each other some years ago, my wife found this poem very comforting; you might too.

"The Rainbow Bridge"

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.


For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over together.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky.

All the best.
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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2022, 08:17:30 PM »
The Rainbow Bridge sums it up well and anyone who doesn't think it is like losing a member of the family has no concept of the joy a pet brings.
Jellycat was well travelled and has made her final journey, but you will be feeling her around the place for weeks to come, just making sure you and the family are okay before resting.
Best to you all

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2022, 08:47:44 PM »
Oh Graham, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of JellyCat. These wee fluffy friends are children pure and simple and their loss is heartbreaking. We get so much love, companionship and joy from our fluffy babies and I feel privileged that they choose to share their lives with us.

Take care, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Saying goodbye to my Jelly Cat
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2022, 08:58:53 PM »
As others have said, losing a pet is tantamount to losing a family member.

We were at a funeral last weekend and our friend had requested that his ashes be combined with those of his two beloved cats (who had predeceased him) to be buried with him in the memorial garden. The priest had to tell us that this is not permitted and if we had an issue he told us where and how to contact the local bishop! I for one thought it was a wonderful idea.

RIP Jellycat, your humans gave you a great name by the way!

Hi Mike ( @Chetcombe )

We had the same request when my Mum passed away last year. Mum wanted to be cremated with Herbieís ashes (her cat) and the undertaker told us this is not officially allowed.

However, the undertaker said to give him the ashes and the would hide it within the Mumís coffin. So off they went together. Mum, Dad and Herbie are now all together again.

Kind regards

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