Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
February 4, 2013
Image Size
1.2 MB


128 (who?)

Camera Data

Shutter Speed
10/800 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 23, 2011, 6:33:14 PM
GIMP 2.6.12
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home initially I found she'd only eat a little at each mealtime (and only of her very favourite food) and became more withdrawn much of the time.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.
Add a Comment:
valentinasea Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I understand your pain
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.
FurLined Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thank you
AngelKitzy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
m sorry for the loss. my cat smokey died with the same symptoms :'(
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.
AngelKitzy Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really sad that some people think cats are not loveing
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add a Comment: