Goodbye.......









On Friday afternoon, we had to say goodbye to our precious Bitty Bitty. She was almost 18 years old, and had been having health problems for a while. About three day before, she stopped eating and was getting weaker and weaker. On Thursday, she gently looked at me and cried a soft mew that told me she was ready. We called our Vet, made the final plans and spent a few more hours with her, loving her and sitting with her in the back yard, which seemed to make her feel a bit at ease. I will miss her terribly, but I know she feels no more pain, and as her Mom, it was my responsibility to let her go. After she was sedated, I could feel the pain release her tiny body. I could not hold her for the final injection, but I know she wouldn't want us to remember her final breath.


I've spent the past few days going through all her photos and finding the ones that really showed her in her true form. She was my photo assistant and loved to be outside when I'd take my photos. She was a Daddy's girl and a silly clown. Goodbye my Boo...
Here are a few more photos of her and her mate,
Rex, who passed four years earlier.
They both loved the ceramic heater!
They were my healers

She was the Queen :)





Daddy's girl all the way

Her last day.....



What we have once enjoyed 
we can never lose;
All that we love deeply,
becomes a part of us.
-Helen Keller

16 comments:

Vix said...

What beautiful words and pictures, Reva.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Bitty Bitty counldn't have been more loved. xxx

Veshoevius said...

My condolences - losing pets is heartbreaking - they are friends, they are family and you never stop missing them after they are gone - sending you a big hug from London x

oomph. said...

sorry for your loss, reva. looks like she had a great life. it's been a difficult year for us as well...both my sisters lost their dogs this year. scary that they say things happen in threes as one of my dogs is 16 and showing signs that he may be next.

hugs,
becks

Linda said...

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Many years ago I had to say good bye to my kitty, I didn't know it could feel that bad.This was a beautiful post.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I think some of our toughest moments in this life are saying good bye to beloved pets. You can see from your pictures what a faithful friend she was...I am so sorry you are grieving her loss, but glad to see you celebrate her life.

Nelly said...

Oh darling RR how sad you must be.I hate losing a pet it hurts so much as they are part of the family what great pictures you have to treasure.xx

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Reva, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't had to say goodbye to one of mine yet, but everytime someone else does it hurts so much.

Bonnie said...

Reva, I loved looking at all the pictures and I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to your darling Bitty Bitty. Losing a furry companion is every bit as hard as losing a family member because they are family. My condolences Reva.

Hugs to you at this difficult time, Bonnie

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Oh what a wonderful friend you had - she was a beauty and I can see she loved you both so much. It breaks our hearts when we have to say goodbye. Many thoughts and hugs sent to you today,
-Patti

Sal said...

Sending so much love your way, my dear. My heart breaks for you.

Kasmira said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Bitty! Thank you for sharing your favorite photos of her.

FrankandMary said...

How very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this...I am so very sorry. ~Mary

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

I'm so very sorry. We lost a very sweet kitty last year; it's so hard! But all you can do is make them feel safe and loved at the end. You definitely did that.

Terri said...

Oh, Reva, I'm so sorry. You have composed a beautiful tribute to your faithful companion.

Tamia said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty. Please take comfort in the fact that she lived a wonderful life and knew she was much loved.
I had to put my kitty-baby to sleep a few years ago, and I know how heartbreaking it can be. If you ever need to talk, I'm here...

~Tamia
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The Style Crone said...

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful honoring of your beloved Bitty Bitty.

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