Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dedication to Juelez (our Kitty!)

Juelez 3 mo old

Juelez sitting inside the Christmas Tree

This morning was not one of our best here in the Baker household; we had to put out cat to sleep. Named "Juelez Santana" (a rapper), we called her "Kitty". Sadly she wasn't even 5 yrs old yet. Last year she was diagnosed with enlarged kidney's. The vet had said she would live a few years, but not the full life of a cat. Never did we expect it to be less than a year after being diagnosed. The past two weeks have been heartbreaking, as anyone who has a sick pet will know; just watching her fail day by day. The past 3 days she stopped eating and drinking, and just laid wrapped up in a blanket. I think at this point she was down to about 2 lbs. When I woke up this morning, knowing what we would evently have to do, we knew it was time. We held her with tears streaming down out faces as they gave her an injection to euthanize her. Thanks for the words of support in the threads this week. For anyone who has gone through this, you understand how these little creatures worm their way into your hearts and become one of the family. Juelez will definitely be missed, her little friend, our other kitty, who is almost 3, has been looking around for her, and is already missing her playmate. Thought I would share a few of our favorite pics of Kitty!

19 comments:

Yankeegirl said...

Oooh MJ..my heart breaks for you. Having been through this twice in the last 3 months, I know there are no words to make you feel better. Know that you gave that sweet little thing one final gift..she is at peace now.

Kary said...

O MJ ... I am SO sadden my your loss.

Know that she is free from pain - doing all that she loved while she was with you. She plays at the end of The Rainbow Bridge. My Motu & Kimo will look after her. HugZ - my friend!

FantasyCreations1 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I've gone through this heartbreaking process too. Make something special to honor your kitty. Loosing a companion animal IS loosing a member of your family. They teach us about love and joy and living in the present moment. I truly think animals deserve a place in Heaven as much as humans do. I hope Heaven is full of our frinds who went before us. Their shorter lives have taught me gratitude and to sieze the day. I am trying to appreciate friends and loved ones, pets and even conversations with strangers more and not regret my failure to be real and loving later, when it is too late. Blessings, Becky

Chauncey said...

oh dear MJ, I'm very sad for you. Our pets are valued members of our families and to lose one is very painful. Many Many hugs to you.

ZudaGay said...

I'm so sorry!!! I'm crying with you!

gloria said...

I am so sorry about Juelez. It is extremely hard to lose a family member so young. My heart breaks with you and I have tears running down my face. I have had to do this very same thing for one of my dogs and it is never easy.

Fused Glass said...

MJ I know exactly what you and your family are going through right now. ((((hugs)))) Chris

MagdaleneJewels said...

Thanks all, your comments have me crying again; but these are good tears. Tears from having such great friends. Thanks, hope you enjoyed the pics of Juelez "Kitty".

Sixsisters said...

So sorry for your loss Pam. I know that your kitty
loved you very much.

BeadedTail said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and am shedding tears too. I have been through this so know how you feel but no matter what, the sadness cannot take away the wonderful memories you have of Juelez. My thoughts are with you and I hope you can feel the (((hugs))) sent in this post.

agoodwitchtoo said...

Big hugs coming your way, HippyChic! You, your family, and the little lost playmate are in my thoughts.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I'm feeling emotional just reading this. Our pets give us unconditional love. They are our companions and entertainers. There is always a special spot in my heart for my kitty Misty whom we had to put down, can it really be, 8 years ago. She was sick for a while and I was giving her daily injections. It was heart-breaking to watch her sicken daily. And like you, we knew when the time was right. I know how you feel. Memories of Juelez will remain forever.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

*HUGS*

joeyandaleethea said...

Oh that is so sad, I'm so sorry for your loss!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Oh, I am so very, very sorry. I wish I had words that could make it better. How precious Kitty was!

Stormy Designs said...

So sorry about your furbaby. You gave her a good life & did the right thing by her. Hugs

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

So sorry to hear about your furbaby Mags! (((hugs)))
When we put our dog to sleep last year, our other dog chewed off the bottom half of the blinds so he could look outside and try to find her! Pets are so funny sometimes. I hope your other kitty doesn't get too lonely.

AnniKae said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how hard it must be for you and your family. My heart goes out to you.

uniquecommodities said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty. I will say a prayer for you.