Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sad times

Dear friends,

This is Phoebe telling you all some sad news. Monica has gone on to Rainbow Bridge. She was peacefully helped to go there on Friday morning after becoming really sick over just the last week.

We all noticed that Monica was not hanging out with us very much on Tuesday. She was spending more time than usual lounging on Tracy and Denis' bed instead of watching TV. Tracy suspected that something was wrong when Monica wouldn't even chase our lazer light toy, cause that is her favoritest toy of all. On Wednesday, Denis took her to the V.E.T. and they found she had lost 2 lbs in just a month. She was dehydrated, so they gave her some subQ fluids and drew some blood. That evening, we hoped that she would perk up like I did when I got fluids when I was sick. But she didn't really perk up. She was very tired and didn't eat much that evening.

Thursday morning, Denis got the report from the V.E.T. that Monica's kidney labs were very bad. In his experience, a kitty with labs as bad as hers do not respond to treatment very well, so it was not much of an option to try to do agressive treatment. Besides, Monica was never a very good patient, and Tracy thinks that she would not have been very happy to get pills and fluids, even more unhappy than I was when I was sick. So Thursday evening, we all spent some very nice quiet time together. Tracy and Denis helped Monica get a drink from the tub faucet like she liked as often as she wanted and we all slept in the big bed with them that night.

They took her to Rainbow Bridge at 8 AM on Friday, so that she wouldn't have to spend all day feeling badly, especially with Denis and Tracy at work and not home to help her.

Monica was a very good sister and kept our house in good order. Last night, Tracy and I read our whole entire blog and remembered all our happy times over the last two years. Today, I am staying near Tracy and purring for her extra hard to keep her company. Joey and I will have to sort out how the responsibilities that Monica carried will be divided between us two. We will do our best to keep things in order around here.

Good bye Monica.

31 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry about Monica. It is always so hard to say good-bye. Purrs and tail wags.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed Monica...It was furry nice of yoor beans to help her stop feeling poorly. It's gonna be ruff fur yoor beans fur awhile but we know yoo and Joey will help dem.

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry Monica had to go to the Bridge. Soft purrs to you.

Pablo said...

We're in tears down here as we say goodbye to our dear friend Monica. So glad you got to spend some special time with her before she had to leave.

Monica, thanks for being such an awesome friend and fan. Phoebe, Joey, Tracy and Denis, we're thinking of you all and sending our purrs all the way up to Oregon.

Freya's Staff said...

We're very very sorry to hear about beautiful Monica.
My softest purrs for you at this difficult time..

xx

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very sorry to hear the sad news about Monica. We are sending our purrs of condolence to you all.

The Crew said...

Please accept our condolences on the loss of sweet Monica. We know she'll be sadly missed.

Kari said...

We are so sad to hear of the passing of such a wonderful cat.
She will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.
When one of us passes, mum has a candle she lights. She will light this candle for Monica.

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh Phoebe, we're so very sorry that Monica had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge. We're very glad that you all got to spend some quality time with her and that she got to do some of her favourite things before she left. Our hearts go out to you and Joey, and to your human family, because we understand that you must all miss her so much.

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Cory said...

We just heard about Monica heading over the Rainbow Bridge. Big purrs to all of you during this sad time.

Parker said...

We are so sorry that Monica had to leave for the Bridge.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
(((hugs)))

Everycat said...

We are sorry sweet Monica had to leave for The Bridge. It was the kindest help you gave her to go.
We send you love and purrs.

Whicky Wuudler

Alexi said...

We're sorry Monica had to go to the Bridge. We are purring and thinking of you.

Alexi and the Krasota Castle Cats

Harry Spotter said...

I am so sorry about Monica. It's hearbreaking to lose a loved one even a furry one. It's a lose the whole house feels. I am so sorry, my purrs and prayers are with you and your family.

Purring for you,

Spot and Fiona

wildcatwoodscats said...

Our deepest sympahty to you all. We are glad you got to have a special last day with Monica.

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Monica had to go to the Bridge. We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers and many hugs.

Luf, Us

Anita said...

We are so sorry about Monica :´-(

((((((Hugs)))))

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is so sorry! We unnerstand bout Monica not wantin no pills or meds. Now she can meet Bonnie Underfoot and they can complain bout lil brofurs, how beans nefur quite live up to their expectations, an such. It is good to amember the good times, but we'll miss Monica, too.
Purrs, Victor & Nina

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Monica. We unnerstand completely about not makin her suffer treatments she dint want.

Skeeter was like that last year. When the V-E-T suggested daily sub-q shots efry day, he said "no way, I'm 16 years old, and I'm not gonna be stabbed efry day just fer a few more months"!

We hope Monica an Skeeter are discussin that over the Bridge. Better, we hope that Monica is findin new friends ta play with efry day...

Our hugs and purrs to you in this loss. We still miss Skeeter; you are just now missing Monica. So purrs to you all, and all the comfort our thoughts of peace and acceptance can give.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear that Monica went to the Rainbow Bridge!! She was one of our first Kitty furiends when we started blogging!! We will miss her!!
Your TX furiend,
Samantha

Fin said...

I'm so sorry to read of your loss, purrs and hugs during this difficult time.

Busby and Raymond said...

We didn't know Monica (we're new to the cat blogosphere) but she was a furry beautiful girl and we are very sorry for your loss.

Purrs, Raymond and Busby

A Few Good Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Monica. Our brother Kelly was taken by kidney disease too, and we remember his quiet brave fight.

You will always have many good memories of her, and we hope those memories give you some comfort now.

Huffle Mawson said...

Everyone, I'm so sorry to hear about Monica. Purrs to you all.

Huffle Mawson

The Creek Cats said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

We are so sorry to read about Monica.
She was one of our first friends when we started the blog.
We are sending you many comforting purrs and hugs

purrrs
Luna, Luzie and Olli

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Monica had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. She is pain-free and happy now, but she leaves an awful hole. You have my utmost condolences.

DaisyMae Maus said...

We offer our sincerest condolences ... Monica was a good furriend and will be missed.

DMM

Christine and FAZ said...

Sad news, we hope you had a happy Christmas under the circumstances. FAZ

Kimo and Sabi said...

WE are saddened to hear da newz about Monica. WE hope yer 2010 is healthy and happier.

THE ZOO said...

we're sorry to hear of Monicas passing.