Saturday, July 19, 2014

A surreal day

Thank you to all of your for your support. With the way he perked up on Friday morning, I was sure he'd be fine through the weekend. However, his breathing got more and more labored and we knew it was time.

I had never considered an at-home euthanasia before (and didn't know there were any in our area). It was the right thing to do in our situation. We didn't want to move, much less carry, our sweet boy because of his distress. The mobile vet was kind and the procedure went quickly. 

We are grieving hard. If you've been on this blog for a while you know he was a special cat. I cry too for the wonderful bond Jim and Tucker had. I know how fortunate we were for those 16 years.

I'm going to take some time off from blogging to heal. I do have some posts in the hopper (mostly of Sadie) that I will eventually published, but my heart is not yet in it. We will try and visit you as much as we can. It is a comfort to know so many of you cared about our boy.


Fuzzy Tales said...

(((Rene and Jim)))

Take whatever time you need to grieve and heal in your own way. We'll be here.

Peace and Blessings to you both, and purrs from Nicki and Derry.

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Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Tucker had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Take as much time as you need. I know what it is to lose a special kitty. Hugs from me and comforting purrs from the kitties.

Katnip Lounge said...

Be kind to yourself...I'll be thinking of you both. xx

The Island Cats said...

We understand...we know how special Tucker was to you. Purrs and hugs.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I'm thinking of you both.
Tucker was a special boy.
Be extra kind to yourselves.

Summer at said...

My human knows how deeply sad you are right now because she has been there... I am sure you need to take a break to have your private time to grieve. Take care of yourselves.

Fur Everywhere said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tucker. He was a very lucky boy to have humans who loved him so much. Please take all the time you need to heal. We will always be here for you. <3

Clooney said...

Dear Rene, Jim & Kitties,

We are so very, very sorry and sad to hear of Tucker's passing and send you our gentlest purrs for the loss of your beloved, precious boy. We know how your hearts are hurting and will be holding you in thoughts and prayers.

Be Well Sweet Tucker

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that Tucker has gone, but it was a kind and brave thing to help him to The Bridge.
Sending love and purrs to you all, may happy memories of Tucker come to you soon

& Jane xx

KitKat said...

So very sorry to hear of the passubg of your sweet Tucker. Sending healing purrs and thoughts your way.
God bless and take care.
In sympathy,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis


You do what feels right to you. I hope you are very gentle with yourself, it will take time to sort through your emotions. Know we all are here for you in any way we can be. Thoughts of you and Jim and dear sweet Tucker.

Cleopawtra said...

Our hearts and purrs go out to you in this time of sorrow. Take what ever time you need , because you know that we will be all waiting for you to return.Just remember on the other side of the bridge Tucker no longer hurts and he is playing his with all those that passed before him.

GLOGIRLY said...

We are so very, very sorry... Our hearts just sank when we read the news. We wish there was a magic band aid for your hearts. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers and send you comfort and love.

Random Felines said...

we were hoping he had more time too, but what a wonderful and loved life he had with you..... we are sending purrs and kisses and we know how hard it is.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

sending you our most heartfelt sympathy. Our hearts are just breaking for you. I had my Bobo euthanized at home, whether it is the vet or at home it is never easy. I am not sure I could go through it at home again, but as you said, if it were to be the best scenario I imagine I would.
I know how awful it is. (((hugs))) and love, Caren and Cody

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry about sweet Tucker running off to the Rainbow Bridge. We are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy.

Roberta said...

Tucker will always be a very special boy. We grieve with you and Jim. Please take as much time off as you need and know that we will be here for you both. Love and hugs.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

I am very glad I held brandi as she passed. In our own home. Whispering goodbye. It was so non-evasive simple and peaceful for her!
I had never done that before with any animals, and I will one day do it with Quinn, if I survive her.
Many prayers and love and understanding. Heal at your own pace. We'll be here.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it was very nice that you had that option to not worry about trying to take him anywhere..

many purrs of healing during this difficult time of transition

A double-stack of kitties

 Lucy and Ringo were both sitting on the upstairs cat tower.