We alternated between cherishing those few hours and finding every moment agonizing, knowing that in three hours, two hours, 30 minutes, she would no longer be with us. We fed her all the foods she hadn't been allowed to have and watched her chow down on tuna and other juicy, canned delicacies. We gave her catnip. We placed her in sunbeams. And then we wrapped her in a blanket and took her to the vet, where my husband cradled her as they shaved her front leg, put in a catheter, gave her a strong sedative and, finally, an injection that stopped her heart.
He held Meeko, and I held him, and we stroked her head and cried until the vet returned to make sure there was no heartbeat. We took a few more minutes with her, which somehow both felt like hours on end and no time at all, then headed home. It felt strange, and of course awful , to be home without her, but we found some peace in knowing we'd done the right thing. Three days later it was my birthday, and even though we were still reeling from our loss, we celebrated with friends at a nearby restaurant, where we took over the back patio.
However, we soon found out we were not alone — a small, stray cat had joined the gathering. Jared and I locked eyes at one point, and although my eyes welled up, I held back the tears. At least I did until we got home. I was prepared for the "sightings" at home — every time a shadow would pass just out of sight, I would think it was Meeko, just for a split second.
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I had such a hole in my heart because she had been my fur friend through thick and thin and I started to search for a cat to mend my broken heart. I wanted to find a cat that would be sweet and friendly and along came Meeko. Although he will never replace the fond memories I have of Smoochie, he has brought me such joy and I look forward to spending the rest of his life being an awesome mom to this adorable cat.
We are already very bonded and he follows me around like a puppy dog. I look forward to meeting many of you and your furry friends! PushPurrCatPaws , aliceneko , rubysmama and 6 others purraised this. Oct 31, 2. Look at the personality in that little face! Oct 31, 3. Welcome to the site So sorry for you loss of Smoochie Meeko is gorgeous A very handsome kitty. Oct 31, 4. Hey Kieka - bring Rocket over here to meet Meeko! Here's hoping that we lots more of Meeko in the Photos Forum!
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Oct 31, 5. Oct 31, 6. MeekosMom and Meeko, on behalf of The Catsite community, a warm to both of you. Feel free to ask questions if you have any and start a new thread of your own and post them under the appropriate forum headings and do check out the many informative articles we have here in Articles The Cat Site Enjoy your stay and see ya around.
Oct 31, 7. Kieka Oh my gosh! Rocket and Meeko could be siblings! Is Rocket a Snowshoe? Meeko has the coloring but not the papers. He seems to have the personality of one, too.
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Rocket is such a great name! I look forward to seeing more pics. Oct 31, 8.
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Oct 31, 9. They play chase, wrestle and bark at the squirrels and whoever might go by. They love planing in the back yard. Pookie is definitely the Big Brother, being 5 years older than Casper.
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And Casper loves being with him and going for walks together. We are a very Happy Family and having two dogs that are pals makes it twice as nice. Just a quick photo of Lini and Lucy and one of Lini with his toy. He's a happy boy. Here are the long-promised photos of Vladimir [Bubba]. He's such a funny little guy; we are so lucky to have him in our life. And our other cat, Super Hans, just loves him, as these photos attest. Right now they're both stalking a bird on the other side of the screen door Better luck next time, guys!
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Wanted to update the society and thank you for giving us the best dog ever. Meg was adopted in January of She recently died after a wonderfully long and relatively healthy life of 17 yrs.
During this time we were blessed to have her in our lives. Closed Tuesdays and holidays. Contact Details Directions Animal Abuse. Rylee Saturday, 14 June Rylee Image 1 of 3. Rylee and Radar Image 2 of 3. Milo and Meeko Image 2 of 4.
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