I just lost my “little man” (as my husband and I named him 8 year ago) this morning. I hadn’t seem him in a few days and found him under my bed, barely breathing and lifeless. I immediately took him to the vet, but it was too late. They said it was probably liver failure, due to the yellowing in his mouth. I feel so guilty for not looking for him sooner, but he was always a loner cat, spending most of his time lounging on my daughter’s bed upstairs. He always kept to himself so I wasn’t immediately concerned when I didn’t see him for a few days. Could I have saved him if I found him earlier? This is a question I must deal with for the rest of my life.
Tags: cat, little, man, vet
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Regarding “Little Man” I think you need to flip the script. Cats often isolate themselves when they don’t feel well. And in your case “Little Man” went the very place where he felt warm, secure and loved. You gave him a good life and now he is at rest. I feel your loss since I am also a pet owner and know how hard it is to lose a cherished soul. But it was his time to go, don’t remember him with guilt in your heart. You won’t be honoring the wonderful life you had together.
— C-Light Friday November 13, 2009 #
We also lost our little man (male cat) a few years ago. Our cats are strictly indoor cats with a few exceptions when we treat them with an excursion to the backyard for them to enjoy some fresh air and grass. Sometimes they jump the fence and roam in the frontyard but most times they come back into the backyard. Unfortunately one day our little man came back from the frontyard meowing really loud. He had been hit by a car. He had to be put down as the chance for him recovering and living a quality life was very poor (drove several hours interstate to different specialist vets and all said the same thing). I guess the same thing applies here, I keep telling myself what happens if I hadn’t let them out that day? Its crazy to think like that but I know I still do when I see photos of him. The thing is you can’t think like this because 1, we ain’t psychic and 2 humans can not possibly make the right decisions everytime. You have to remember that you gave him an awesome life and that he is resting peacefully in no pain. Be thankful you had 8 glorious years. We only had 1.5 years with ours….
Hope this helps.
— Chewy Friday April 30, 2010 #
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