My neighbors had two cats. When they got old and sick they ignored them. They left them outside in the harshest conditions. They wouldn't get them vet care as they lost weight. Eventually I took both of them. One died several months ago in our vets cat room where he had a home and good care. He had thyroid disease and lived comfortably until his death. I still have one and she lives with us. She is one of the sweetest cats I have ever known and we love her dearly. She had a front...
My neighbors had two cats. When they got old and sick they ignored them. They left them outside in the harshest conditions. They wouldn't get them vet care as they lost weight. Eventually I took both of them. One died several months ago in our vets cat room where he had a home and good care. He had thyroid disease and lived comfortably until his death. I still have one and she lives with us. She is one of the sweetest cats I have ever known and we love her dearly. She had a front canine broken out when I took her. She was skin and bones. Our vet saved her after several months of care. She had a fungal lung disease due to drinking the fetid water out of their fountain (we found this out after I took them). She was almost blind and probably 10 years old. She had an infection in her gums and diabetes. I medicate her everyday twice a day. Her hospice is here. It has been worth every penny and every moment spent on her care. People can be very cruel to their old dying pets.
Stan Bless You for taking in these 2 precious babies when the neighbors threw them out. This is such a "throw away" society and these sentient beings are NOT throw aways. I thank god for people like yourself for rescuing the seniors or youngsters so they have a chance at life and a wonderful guardian to show them love and give you love back. Bless you<3
God bless you Stan for stepping up and caring. It's so hard knowing someone didn't want them, but it makes you feel great that you're giving them the world.
Stan you are a wonderful person. I could never have abandoned my pets as your neighbors did. I would have challenged the directly about their neglect and cruelty, but thank you for your act of love and care
We Don't throw away our best friends when they age.
AMEN TO THAT!!!
Mine have always been with me from kitten hood to old age and I have held them when they had to go! I have their ashes to be put with mine when I go, they have given me so much, and most were rescued.
Thank you for this lovely post.
My beloved Golden Retriever died aged 14 several years ago.. his journey to the bridge was peacefully spent at home. I cuddled him for hours. He meant everything to me. Old/ dying dogs need peace, love, reassurance and deep respect. I love you Henry and miss you so much. R.I.P Henry, love you baby xxx.
Same here with my dobie. RIP FLOYD.XOXO. RIP HENRY. You are both missed and loved.
We lost our kitty Rusty 2 days ago, one month after my mom died. He was possibly grieving along with us and it became too much. Letting him go was the hardest thing, as he was the center of our attention for about 8 years. He "adopted us" when he was 10, already a senior. I'm glad we gave him the best final 8 years in the world.
I am so sorry for your loss of both your furbaby and mom.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and Rusty, Bless you<3
Losing one of my family pets is one of the hardest things I have ever faced. I hope everyone will be aware of their pet's needs and give them all the love and care prior to their passing over the bridge. I love mine dearly and look forward to seeing them again in Heaven. God bless and be with all animals.
Me to Josie!
Ditto for me!! It has been 5 years since I lost my Brutus and the pain in my heart is as fresh as the day I had to let him go...
you don't throw your parents out because they are old, do you? then why throw your furry babies out? They have the right to a good life until the day when they walk over the Rainbow Bridge to wait for you to come some day.
<3 <3 <3.
Since I play harp for the dying when I'm not working on dog issues, this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Two of my dogs are also reaching their twilight years much too fast. At the risk of sounding like shameless self-promotion, the issue of High Desert dog magazine that will be on the stands in the net few days, has a "theme" so to speak of elderly dog and people issues-including an article about dog hospices and sanctuaries.
Os animais agradam os idosos.