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    My black and brown tabby was 18, he was a real character, and I've had him my whole adult life. It's been a very long road, I have had to spoon feed him multiple times a day for literally the last 3-4 years because he stopped eating on his own. Still, he was happy, interactive, and wanted to hang in there as long as I kept up with his food and various meds and all....until more recently when he started really struggling. Ultimately, I scheduled this days in advance, and it was bloody hard knowing it was to come. It was incredibly difficult to decide it was the right decision and the right time. But the vet was great and we did it in our back yard, it was very peaceful. He went quickly and I think he was ready. Still, I feel such a void now, and am going to miss him so much. Just wanted to share.
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    I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. It's never easy, no matter what their age. The problem is that their normal life-spans are so much shorter than ours. If you have a pet, you will almost always outlive them.

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    God, I am sooo sad for you. I know how much this hurts. I am glad you had 18 yrs with him though. Hang in there.
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    I am so sorry!!! What a hard decision to make but, it was the compassionate one. It sounds like you gave him a wonderful life. Hold on to your memories

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    Oh,Manx! How horrible. That is the worst feeling in the world. At least he was well loved and knew it. Poor baby & poor you! Hugs and kisses.
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    So sorry for your loss! I lost my cat of 13 years in January and it was so hard. You sure gave your kitty a wonderful life.

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    aww manx, i'm so sorry. it's such a hard thing to do. the rational side of you knows it's what's best for your cat but a part of you just doesn't want to let go. it's heartbreaking.
    when we took our cat to be put down, we were all bawling messes. even my dad was crying like a baby. it's been over 12 years and i still miss my kitty.
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    My thoughts are with you Losing an animal is so hard.

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    Dear Manx, I am so sorry! I still cry every day for my Lucy. It's been three months, and it's still so damn hard.

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    Bless your heart. So sorry.

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    Aw Manx, I'm so sorry about your kitty. Just lost mine 2 months ago.

    Its tough to lose someone you love so much. do you have a picture?
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    Does the photo work?
    Anyway, thanks a lot, guys. This helps. Even though he was old and we outlive them, the fact he was so dependent on me for so long made it feel even more like a parent-child relationship. Now, the house feels so empty and strange.
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    oh, so sad Manx. I'm sorry for you.

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    Oh,I am so sorry for your loss. I've got a 15 year old cat with crf and I dread the day I have to make this decision. It's just so damn hard.

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    My heart goes out to you Manx. It really is so damn hard to say goodbye. I had my first cat from when I was 10 yrs old until I was just short of 21. She had cancer in her mouth and jaw and it was kinder to let her go sooner rather than later. I cried at the drop of a hat for weeks (maybe even months) afterwards.

    That picture is really lovely, he looks very sweet in it, a real character. Sending [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Kitty/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]hugs your way xx

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