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KikiteNeko
06-04-2008, 09:33 PM
I am having a really hard time. The kitten I rescued from under a porch on Monday died last night. Her name was Mochi and she was 8 weeks old. She was so sweet and loving. All she wanted was to be held--she didn't eat or play, and I thought it was just nerves on her part but she turned out to have a birth defect. I took her home and tried to feed her water and mooshed up food through a syringe, but none of it worked. She went from climbing into my lap to crying out in pain whenever I touched her. She choked up all the water I'd fed her and only moved to cry out every few minutes. I was on the verge of taking her to the vet to have her put down, but she died right beside me on her water bottle. I wish I could have been holding her, but I was just so afraid I was making the pain worse....

I know I barely had her for more than 24 hours but she was so loving. All she wanted was a mommy. Maybe she knew she was going to die and she just didn't want to go it all alone under a stranger's porch. But I am really hurting.

Someone please cheer me up. I'm at work and I keep crying. My eyes are puffy and gross and my head is throbbing. Someone tell me a joke or a funny story or link me to a weird article or a game website. Something. Anything.

William Haskins
06-04-2008, 09:36 PM
go to the closest mirror and look at what you see.

it's a person who did everything they could to save a creature that would have otherwise died alone and scared in the cold dirt under a porch.

you made it as comfortable as you could and it instinctually had to have known that another gentle creature was caring for it.

you did the best you could.

alleycat
06-04-2008, 09:44 PM
You could go and look at this thread and see just how silly we can be:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53704&highlight=scuba

Most of the captions are pretty funny.

dolores haze
06-04-2008, 09:49 PM
Aw, hon, I'm sorry.

At least the poor little thing got some love and attention before she died.
You did everything you could.

Does the cheer-you-up stuff have to be work safe?

James81
06-04-2008, 09:49 PM
There's a million of these, so tell me when to stop:

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9961/cyanideol6.jpg

DWSTXS
06-04-2008, 09:51 PM
You did what you could. You made this beautiful little creature feel loved. You helped it pass over in the least amount of pain possible under the circumstances. The kitten is away from the pain now. You did your part too. That kitten was led to you so that you could help it at it's time of need.

In the past 3 months I've had to take 2 of mine to the vet, and I held them in my arms as they passed. It isn't easy, believe me.
I lost my Munchie (lung cancer) and three months earlier we lost his big brother. It hurts. It seems as if it will never stop hurting. They were my 'boys'. But, I know that they are together now. They are happy and no longer in pain.

You did the right thing in giving your love to that kitty. It helped.

Kate Thornton
06-04-2008, 09:53 PM
What Haskins & Doyle said.

A few years ago I adopted a terminally ill elderly doggy - she was so sweet & loving. I knew she would not live out the year, but I was determined to give her the best year ever. When she died in my arms, I was devastated. But she went in an ocean of love, and so did Mochi. It's all any of us can hope for.

You did a fine and loving thing.

Now remember the good parts, the sweetness. And be comforted.

Kate Thornton
06-04-2008, 09:56 PM
PS Here (http://www.thejokeyard.com/stupid_jokes/index.html) are some of the stupidest jokes on the planet

Keyan
06-04-2008, 09:57 PM
You were her angel.

It's a tough gig.

sheadakota
06-04-2008, 09:58 PM
Tomo- I am so sorry you are hurting, the amount of time you had her doesn't matter- love is like that- But I agree with everyone else- you did everything you could, gave her a little warmth in a life that would have had none if not for you. Take comfort in that. :Hug2:

KikiteNeko
06-04-2008, 10:02 PM
Does the cheer-you-up stuff have to be work safe?

Nope.

James81
06-04-2008, 10:05 PM
http://www.guyrintoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/seizure-man.png

Stacia Kane
06-04-2008, 10:06 PM
Ditto what everyone else said. And your happiness will return on its own, because you are a good, kind, and loving person who deserves it.

Remember, the kitty wasn't afraid to die. Animals don't have that concept. All it knew was someone was being kind to it, and then it simply slipped away. Without fear or pain. And what it knew of life from the moment you found it was warmth and care.



But this is a fun place to go; spend some time in the gallery:

http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=45



.

dolores haze
06-04-2008, 10:38 PM
Does the cheer-you-up stuff have to be work safe?


Nope.

In that case - I wonder when this event will become a regular at the Olympics?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BFDNdrWcM

Mr Flibble
06-04-2008, 10:41 PM
Sorry there's nothing I cn say except this:

http://forums.monstersmallbusiness.com/style_emoticons/monsters/hug.gif

KikiteNeko
06-04-2008, 11:01 PM
In that case - I wonder when this event will become a regular at the Olympics?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BFDNdrWcM

Lol!! I'm surprised that's even allowed on youtube.

Jersey Chick
06-05-2008, 12:05 AM
What everyone else has said - it wasn't alone. It wasn't afraid. It knew love and kindness and compassion, even if only for a short while. Hugs and more, Tomo. You're one of the good eggs out there. :Hug2:

KikiteNeko
06-05-2008, 01:11 AM
When I got home from work, the vet called to ask how Mochi was doing. I said she didn't make it through the night. And after I hung up I sat on the floor and cried. My dog was like "omg pet me" and my cat was like "meh, you do that. I'm gonna scratch this scratching post."

I love my pets so much and I'm so sad Mochi couldn't grow up with us. I had such a nice image of her joining Tomo as she chases the birds from window to window in the house.

HeronW
06-05-2008, 02:00 AM
You gave a stranger a home, love, and your heart. You did everything right and was there for this fur child's last breath.

I've been there when 3 of my cats passed. 17, 14 & 19.5--the last Sept last year.

We love, we care, we do all we can. It hurts to lose.
Never stop loving, or caring..

Fraulein
06-05-2008, 02:41 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU) always makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it!

(I'm not even kidding!)

Blondchen
06-05-2008, 03:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru9ey4oZjD8

I don't even need to say anything.

Soccer Mom
06-05-2008, 04:51 AM
I'm so sorry. Please accept my condolences and a small funny offering.

I give you The Llama Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbPDKHXWlLQ&feature=related).

Komnena
06-05-2008, 06:09 AM
I'm sorry, Tomo. It doesn't sound like there was anything you could have done except give some comfort.

slcboston
06-05-2008, 06:24 AM
In french, but i find it amusing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNg5ysYd0zc

(mostly it's the sheep bit that gets me)

DamaNegra
06-05-2008, 06:31 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1147/1479895382_870ca5f165.jpg

I don't think I'll ever stop laughing at this one.

Unique
06-05-2008, 06:38 AM
Tomo,

"The only cure for love is to love more."

Be blessed.

(((hugs)))

benbradley
06-05-2008, 06:39 AM
I am having a really hard time. The kitten I rescued from under a porch on Monday died last night. Her name was Mochi and she was 8 weeks old. She was so sweet and loving. All she wanted was to be held--she didn't eat or play, and I thought it was just nerves on her part but she turned out to have a birth defect. I took her home and tried to feed her water and mooshed up food through a syringe, but none of it worked. She went from climbing into my lap to crying out in pain whenever I touched her. She choked up all the water I'd fed her and only moved to cry out every few minutes. I was on the verge of taking her to the vet to have her put down, but she died right beside me on her water bottle. I wish I could have been holding her, but I was just so afraid I was making the pain worse....

I know I barely had her for more than 24 hours but she was so loving. All she wanted was a mommy. Maybe she knew she was going to die and she just didn't want to go it all alone under a stranger's porch. But I am really hurting.

Someone please cheer me up. I'm at work and I keep crying. My eyes are puffy and gross and my head is throbbing. Someone tell me a joke or a funny story or link me to a weird article or a game website. Something. Anything.
Oh, a game. A writerly person might enjoy this (wait for it to load rather than do the download thing):

http://www.popcap.com/games/free/bookworm

It's become more and more of an ad for the download trial version, but whatever...

Lol!! I'm surprised that's even allowed on youtube.
It may be one of the things that's 'allowed' until enough people report it...

When I got home from work, the vet called to ask how Mochi was doing. I said she didn't make it through the night. And after I hung up I sat on the floor and cried. My dog was like "omg pet me" and my cat was like "meh, you do that. I'm gonna scratch this scratching post."

I love my pets so much and I'm so sad Mochi couldn't grow up with us. I had such a nice image of her joining Tomo as she chases the birds from window to window in the house.
I think I can relate - you had that kitten in your home, and you had this new relationship that you expected to last for many years, but it went so fast...
(((tomothecat)))
(((Mochi)))

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU) always makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it!

(I'm not even kidding!)
Does anyone else see our Maestrowork singing that song and dancing in that video? I recall he posted a video about a year ago of a much more laid back song, but there's something about this that reminds me of Ray.