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Rest in peace, Misty by FurLined Rest in peace, Misty by FurLined
I took the tough decision this morning to have my darling girl Misty put to sleep. She become rather unwell suddenly the week before last and kidney failure was diagnosed. 5 days at the vets on IV helped improve her but on coming home although she was very happy to be home initially I found she'd only eat a little at each mealtime (and only of her very favourite food) and became more withdrawn much of the time. This morning she was off her food again and drinking way more water than normal and the vet found she'd lost noticeable weight even since last Wednesday, so the compassionate choice was to say goodbye.

I'll miss her gentle adoring headbutts, rubbing her soft belly, her long loud purrs (which could carry on a good 5-10 minutes after I'd stopped stroking her), her complaining when I'm late with mealtimes and her feisty nature with my other cats.

Farewell Misty.
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valentinasea Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I understand your pain
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Infinitefoxi125 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
You did the right thing. I know how sad it is, though. My dog lived to 18, and then was almost paralyzed by his arthritis. But it's better this way. That picture of her is beautiful, though.
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FurLined Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thank you
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AngelKitzy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
m sorry for the loss. my cat smokey died with the same symptoms :'(
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FurLined Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Sorry about smokey :(. It's frustrating that cats are so good at hiding illness until it's too late.
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AngelKitzy Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really sad that some people think cats are not loveing
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LovesLostWords Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss, it's a hard decision but ultimately the best one for them. My precious Toby(dog) began to lose weight, loss of appetite just like Misty, he was so ill that he couldn't move his back legs or lift them to wee. It was hard to say goodbye, I remember sitting on the front lawn with him the very morning he was going to the vets to be put down, it hurt because he wouldn't move, no matter how much we tried to get him to almost as if he knew what was happening. :( I guess we just have to remember all the happy times, the memories we've shared with them. Some people don't understand why 'pets' are so important but they are more than that, they are family.
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FurLined Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, and sorry to hear about Toby. I do remember the happy times, but it's always strongly tinged with the sadness of not being able to enjoy such moments again with her :(. It's not the same of course, but the two kittens I now have are doing an excellent job of creating more happy times at least.
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LovesLostWords Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
You're welcome, sorry for the extremely late reply! indeed, I don't think we will ever forget because to me they are just as big a part of the family as my siblings. I hope you have many happy times with your kittens <3 I have a little stray cat now, it's nice to be able to give a home to a pet who was lost.
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j3f3rs0n Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Cats have seven lives, but always comes the last... Is sad. Not for the cats, but for their humans, that lose they, because they're wonderful! I feel for your loss, but don't worry, now she is in a better place.
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LouiseMarieFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So sad, this is a lovely shot of her
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I'm glad I managed to capture her well in photos - I do try to get different facets of the cats' personalities showing through in various photos I take of them.

The one thing I never photographed tho' was one of her sweet little headbutts. If I moved my forehead near to her head she'd incline her head forwards to gently touch the top of it against me and start purring. So sweet and I do miss her.
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woospuss Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
great photo, sorry for your loss of such a beautiful cat. I know how you must of felt, on monday i had my 3 year old cat tumble put down when a blood clot in his back paralysed his back legs and his heart was failing....
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Aww, sorry to hear about tumble - 3 years old is no age to go :(
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woospuss Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
we have our fingers crossed that Ruffy our other cat will live into his old age, never had a cat live past 3yrs
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Visualiart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful photo, and I am sorry for your lose, I feel for you. I have two cats and I can only imagine how hard it must have been to make that decision.
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thank you. It was very painful to say goodbye to her, but I knew it was the right thing to do and that it would have been more painful for me and for her to let her decline continue. Cute and adorable as my two kittens are still I really miss Misty's wise and independent presence.
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Blue-Dragon-Luck Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student
Farewell... you made the right decision, it may be painful for you but you saved her a lot of pain, she would be very grateful for it. And if you believe in the otherside, I'm sure she will waiting for you at the gates. Sorry for your loss and I hope things will be better soon.
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thank you
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DreamFutureAis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and I wish for everything to be well. :heart:
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you
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DreamFutureAis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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fumireii Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That made me cry! I'm sorry for your loss.
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, My heart goes out to you! :iconsadhugplz:
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
oh I know how you feel when I was little we had to put down one of my cat's and a year later the second one followed it was so sad with both and I still miss them greatly I'm sure your other cat's can feel her absence too :(
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss :huggle: I wish you and the two boys all the best through this
difficult time. Hopefully Theo and Loki don't fret too much that Misty is gone, prowling around the
house, looking for her.
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you

The boys left her alone for the most part anyway (as she was grumpy with them) and she was away for 5 days having IV treatment the other week, so it's not been too much of a change for them. Theo has been showing some signs of wondering where she is - sometimes if Loki's been out of the room for a while if Theo hears the sound of him moving about he'll get very alert in a way that makes me think he's wondering if it's Misty come back. It helps having them around although the presence of an old wise lady like Misty keeping them in line is missed!
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's very sad :(
When I had to put my dog, Zeus, down because cancer returned and attacked
his spine, our Corgi, Bobby, drove us mad, wanting to go outside to look
for him. We couldn't just ignore him wanting to go out, because we had them
both trained to bark to go outside when they needed to do anything. It was
easier, when a few months later, we brought home two Ragdoll kittens. Bobby
was too busy telling them off for playing and running at 2AM to want to go
out every night.
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
When Simba went Misty was very much wondering where he was for a few days - she'd get alert at some noises from the flat below in case they were signs of him.

I have wondered about having a dog once I have a more suitable house, but them being even shorter lived than cats is one of the reasons I'm really not sure about it! (The other being that I think the kittens are about the maximum level of demanding creature I can handle :)).
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! With two very energetic kittens, I don't think you need to add a
hyper-active puppy to the mix! The kitties will teach the puppy all manner
of bad habits and you'll have no one to keep any of them in line ;)
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L0NES0ME Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So soon after Simba. :( Terribly sad Misty's gone too now. :cry: I hope the kittens are helping at least a little bit with the sadness. :cling:
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you. The kittens are helping a bit, although at some point in the next year or two I think I may have to get another female cat to balance out the boisterous boys!
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L0NES0ME Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you definitely should, as soon as you feel ready to get another lady
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Howlecho Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i'm very sorry to hear that! :hug:
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
It is amazing how the little fuzzy beasties get their claws into our hearts and hang on...so sorry for your loss :hug:
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you
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LoLeeta-StrANGE Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Dear, beautiful girl. I am so sorry for your loss.
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
She was a beauty - thank you
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ki1995 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I'm so sorry>
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you
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ponygirl0316 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for your loss! she was a cutie!
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
She was such a sweetie :( - thank you
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ponygirl0316 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i bet she was!- you're very welcome!
i've lost a few cats, but only one lived to be old unfortunately, one was middle aged i suppose- we don't know what happened to her, just found her dead, and the other just a kitten who ate something it wasn't supposed to- a piece of plastic that punctured it's bowls. the one that grew old lived to about 20ish.
I hope you feel better soon! :)
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Gretgor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Sorry to know :(
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you
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gwalla Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I'm so sorry. :(
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FurLined Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks
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