Sunday, February 16, 2020

Our sweet Sylvia has passed

Today Jack and I have very broken hearts. Sylvia became ill Tuesday and had a vet visit Friday. She had kidney failure and a uti also. The vet thought with special food she would have time left with us maybe a year or more. But we were all worried as she had already dropped to 5.86 pounds. She managed a wee bit of food that night and we hoped! However Saturday was a big downslide. She was having trouble walking and hiding under the bed. Last night I awoke to her retching and gagging and crying out in pain. she did not want to be touched and went back under the bed and the pain eased some. I lay on the floor close to the bed so she knew I was there. It was obvious she was hurting and could not settle. She tried to turn her head upside down and look funny at me as she often did. By six, it was obvious she was ready to let go of that painful body so I woke Jack up. She tried to purr for him and cuddled up to him for some last loves. She did not fight going into her crate and we made that short trip for her journey to a pain free place in Heaven. At 8:46 this morning she was set free from a world of pain. While Jack sat and grieved with her when we arrived home, I dug her little grave in a favorite spot and we said so long for now. Oh how it hurts to let her go! But we could not be selfish and let her suffer so we could keep her longer. These are the last pictures taken of her some only last weekend and week. Good bye my sweet kitty, you were a blessing.







20 comments:

Kristy said...

I am so sorry for the loss of you're sweet Sylvia. Sending lots of love and prayers for you and Jack.

Mother Em said...

Oh, I am so sorry and sad in the passing of Sweet Sylvia. I know she was a blessing and a joyful companion in your every day lives. Know she is purring, pawing and playful in the hereafter with all of God's creatures and will be there for all of us when we enter His Kingdom. Blessings to you as you journey through this loss. Love and hugs, Mary in Georgia

Little Penpen said...

Oh this breaks my heart. I am so sorry! Hugs to you both.

Poppypatchwork said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sad for you, it's a brave good thing you did by letting her go. Thank you for these photos, she was a beautiful cat. I have always loved seeing her on your post.

Regina said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry for the loss of sweet Sylvia. She was my favorite part of your posts. I'm going to sorely miss her in your posts.☹😢😭
I will be praying for you and Jack.

PlainCatholic said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your fur-baby. We had a similar loss las year. After a couple of months we went to the shelter and adopted the cat that had been there the longest. He’s been a real love muffin and consoles us. We know now that our sweet old gal knew when it was time. She made room for another to be rescued.

Joyful said...

Michelle and Jack,

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of precious Sylvia. You had me in tears over her last purrs and lovin. I know that there will be many moments of sorrow for some time as you look at her favorite spots around the home where she would lie curled up.

As you know through other trials, our Lord is always by our side and is our comfort and strength.

Sandra (Joyful Expressions)

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I'm sorry to read that your Sweet Sylvia passed away. She sure was a beautiful kitty.

Mary said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your Sylvia, she brought so many smiles to us all and has a place in our hearts.

Lynda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sylvia, but you did the right thing in not letting her suffer unduly. Perhaps you could grow a special plant over her little grave. Love and blessing to you and Jack. xx

Mandy- Read. Write. Mom! said...

I am so sorry. I am a cat person and I know how much this hurts. Sylvia was a beautiful kitty and I know y'all gave her such a wonderful home.

Laura Lane said...

Dear Michelle and Jack,

I am crying as I write this. My heart goes out to you for the sadness in your hearts. I had a cat that I loved very much, and she could not be helped. We had to put her down. It was a very very hard decision. I pray that God will help your hearts to mend. It is a sad truth that we cannot love without loss and pain. But loving is worth it all. I'm sending a big hug to each of you. God bless you. Your friend up north oh, Laura

Margaret said...

My heart breaks for you. I know how hard it is just to worry about one's fur baby. To lose her -- oh I'm just so sad for you. Lots of hugs. I'm so sorry.

Nancy said...

I'm so very sorry for both of you! Silly Sylvia will be greatly missed.

groovyoldlady said...

Oh my. I started tearing all up when I saw this post in my email. I am heartbroken for you and Jack...I know how much you loved her!! May God comfort your hearts with His great goodness and Grace!!! (((((Hugs))))) Sherry (Groovy)

Ortizadas said...


So sorry for your loss, you have the good moments and so many pictures of the beautiful Sylvia to remenber, may God confort your hearts.

R's Rue said...

I'm so sorry.

R's Rue said...

Sending love and hugs.

Cathy said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I know how much that hurts. Hold on to your memories of this sweet kitty. She sure had a big personality! I was a big fan of Sylvia. Hugs and prayers for you.

Maggie Ann said...

I too am so sorry....Your Sylvia was so special.