Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sammy's gone

Sammy was too sick.  The very nice veterinarian said that removing his remaining teeth would not help him.  I was stunned.  I was able to hold him, pet his fur for a long time, and tell him how much I loved him.  The vet even cried with me.

This video was the very first images I took of Sammy, in February 2010.  Look how robust and fluffy he was!  A cat of the world; afraid of nothing.  I'll always remember his crooked tail, and his signature meow that sounded like 'arf'.  We were honored to have met his acquaintance, and I'll sprinkle his ashes under his favorite hosta plants.

Thanks all for your wishes for Sammy.  
Rest in peace, my handsome boy.


12 comments:

William said...

Oh no. We are so very sorry to hear this. But know that he loved you for taking care of him...cats really never forget us as we never forget them.

William, Caroline, Elliott and mom.

Derby, Ducky said...

So sorry to read this. Purrs, you tried to help him out, that is good.

Tamago said...

Oh no.....I am so sorry. I didn't imagine Sammy was so sick. Thank you for not giving up on him and took him to the vet. He was very lucky to have you to take such good care of him, have wonderful Cat Hotel and yummy meals.
Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you.

Ann Boyajian said...

O, how sad! We are very sorry about this. I had a bad feeling about his teeth, but was hoping you caught him in time. One consolation is that he didn't die a slow, painful death hiding somewhere. At least he was with you, surrounded in love.
Sad purrs.

Terri said...

We're sad to hear this but glad he won't suffer anymore. It's so hard when trying to help them to find out it is too late. My parents encountered that with a neighbor's abandoned cat. Hugs and purrs from our house.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry. Sammy was lucky to have you caring for him...and that you were with him at the end. Purrs....

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh no. We are all so, so sorry. Poor Sammy, and bless you for caring and helping him not to suffer any longer. We are glad he left this world surrounded with love. xx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are so sorry. Thank you for taking care of him and loving him so he isn't suffering. Purrs to you and for Sammy.

Caren Gittleman said...

OMG I am in shock and deeply saddened. I am so terribly, terribly sorry. If you ever want to get together to talk, just let me know xoxoxo

The Indulged Furries said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Sammy was lucky to have found such a wonderful person to care for him and to give him love and comfort until the end. He will be with you in spirit forever.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

So sorry for you and your beloved Sammy. Soft purrs and gentle hugs.

The Meezers or Billy said...

We are so sorry. {{{{Hugs}}}}