Wednesday, 20 July 2022

DEVASTATED, RUPERT GONE

 


We are completely devastated here.

Rupert was not his usual self on Friday last week and we took him to the vets thinking that it was another stuck fur ball.

After a follow up on Saturday and another on Sunday blood tests were taken and it was found that his Kidneys, Pancreas and Liver were giving up.

All this came as a complete surprise as I was preparing to pay for another op to put him right and didn't contemplate that he may have been ill with anything else.

I didn't hesitate to in my decision to let him go to sleep but we are upset beyond measure.

I have buried him in my little garden and know that he is no longer in pain.

Briony

x

42 comments:

  1. Oh I'm So sorry, its so hard when you loose a much loved pet. Hugs

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  2. This was all the more awful because it came out of the blue Maggie. x

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  3. So sorry, this is so unexpected, I was shocked to see the title. Hugs and prayers coming your way as you grieve for Dear sweet Rupert.

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    1. I know how much your dogs mean to you so also know how we are feeling, we are trying to take it in, We loved him so much and I'm sure he loved us. x

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  4. Oh, Briony. I'm so sorry. Tears here, for Rupert and for you. He had the best life with you. May that bring some comfort. What a handsome fellow he was. xxx

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    1. At the moment everything seems to be death and destruction, I know you've been through a similar time and I take heart that you have come through okay, xx

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    2. I know what you mean by death and destruction everywhere, and, yes, you will come through it too, at your own pace and in your own way. Wishing you strength for the journey. xx

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  5. I'm so, so sorry for your loss, Rupert was a lovely looking cat. He knew he was very much loved, sleep tight Rupert xx

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  6. Aw I'm so sorry to hear this Briony, take comfort in the fact that he has had a wonderful life and knew that he was well loved. Sending hugs. xx

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  7. I am so, so very sorry. We have been through this, with a sudden kitty death, and it is so hard. Blessings to you both.

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  8. We have been through this three times.We would love to have another cat but I feel I could not go through that again.So sad. You will miss Rubert and such a shock.Hugs
    Barbarax

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    1. it was the shock that has been the worst thing, I really thought he had another furball, that he was ill didn't enter my head.

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  9. So sorry, its never easy to lose your furbaby, we'll done you for letting him go, we had a simular situation a few years ago, we had insurance but it was about quality of life.

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    1. Yes, I always said that I would not thrust pills down any of their throats, its not fair. he was really ill and the vet said that cats hide it so well that you don't know until they are almost on their way out.

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  10. I'm so very sorry for you all, you Tom and your four-legged beasties will miss Rupert terribly. I hope all of your can feel my virtual hug from across the pond.

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  11. That should read: "all of you"

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  12. So sorry for the loss of you beautiful Rupert; tears here, I also had 5 and now down to 3 and 2 of them are over 14 now, the pain never really goes, much love sent to you all xx Mo

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    1. Yes, I have the other 4 but wonder now if they are ok, if Rupert had not had the blood test who knows how long he would have suffered, Mummy Polly is 15 and her kittens are 14 so all getting old.

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  13. I am so very sorry to hear this. Rest in peace dear Rupert.

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  14. Really sorry to read your sad news. It chokes us up to contemplate the end of a loved pet's life and for it to be so sudden is horrific. On the other hand you and Rupert were spared a pain filled slow decline. We hope the others are all hale.

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  15. So sorry to hear your news - it never gets any easier having to say goodbye, particularly when it is a shock like that.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  16. So sorry to read this. As you say, cats can hide the fact that they are sick. Have been through it here and it is so hard. Hugs from New Zealand.

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  17. Oh, Briony, I'm so sorry. It's especially hard when it happens so quickly and with little warning. My thoughts are with you all.

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  18. Ooooooh Briony, I am so so sorry! I know how important Rupert was to you both and how much he was a full-fledged member of your family. Ya know, I'm into cat rescue... and I can't tell you how many countless cats there are out there, without anyone to love them or show them compassion. I hope you can gain some comfort in knowing that the highest honor you can give an animal is to show them love and compassion...and Rupert had both in over abundance! He knew he was loved and many times even humans die without having known that in their lifetimes. You done good, kiddo.... you done good! Hang in there! ~Andrea xoxo

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  19. So sorry Briony. It's the hardest part of having our beloved animals. Arilx

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  20. Again, so sorry Briony. We've all been there and know how hard it can be. Our last 2 cats passed away during the pandemic (15 and 14 years), and truthfully, I don't think I can bear going through that again.

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss, sometime I think there is nothing which hurts more than having to say goodbye to our four-paws.
    These funny little creatures embed their paw-prints into our hearts, and then break them in two.
    You have my huge respect for being courageous and not hesitating when it came to the final act of love to ensure Rupert did not suffer, even though it was absolutely the last thing you wanted to do.

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss. Having been through similar myself in the past I know how devastated you'll feel. He was loved very much and lived a lovely life, he was a very lucky boy. Sending hugs xx

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  23. So sorry for your loss Briony. I believe I know how much you loved Rupert.

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  24. I'm so sorry for your loss. We certainly love our fur babies.

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  25. Hi,have an idea of how you must be feeling.We too had to say goodbye to Duffy 2 months ago he had cancer everywhere,we miss him so much.I am so very sorry and saddened to read this post.It is so heartbreaking and hard to bear.Thinking of you and sending you a Big Hug.xx

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  26. I don't know why my comment came out as Anonymous,didn't see the options thingy.xx

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  27. I'm so sorry to hear this and it's so hard to lose one of our babies.

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  28. I'm sorry. It is so hard losing our fur children.

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  29. Dear Briony & Tom, I really feal for you - used to have a whole family of black & white cats like yours, as I lost them one by one from old age and illness (inevitable but we always hope for a miracle don't we) we decided we just couldn't continue to go through the pain each time we lost one. We now support many animal charities instead. Not the same and we still miss the cats. Sympathy and love, Elaine x hug

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  30. Aw I am so sorry to hear this. Sending virtual hugs.

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  31. Only just read this and am very sad for you all. Actually I was desperately looking at your older posts about your lovely Rupert 2 weeks ago because my cat was/has been similarly ill. I am still not reassured that he is better and am just trying to make the most of our moments together, whatever the outcome may ultimately be. The feeling of loss and sadness is overwhelming as these precious little creatures leave us as I know from experience with my own house cats, past and present, and all those that I see at the cat home every day. Love them all. xx

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  32. It is still upsetting us both so much. Tears keep coming and I would give anything to see him walk through the cat flap. I have had cats for 66 years but he was just so special in so many ways. Xx

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  33. Literally just crying reading this and all the other comments from people who understand how this feels. These precious animals... What a gift they are to us, that we borrow from Time.
    What I have learnt (and had to learn for my own sanity, if that is the right term) is that animals - especially cats perhaps - live for the moment and I think they teach us that too - we must savour these moments. Look at how cats stretch out in the sun, enjoy cuddles and all kinds of treats. We have to appreciate them when we are so blessed with their presence and then keep them treasured in our hearts and memories when they move on, and remember them with happiness and humour for all their quirky behaviour and foibles that would be frankly intolerable in the average human being!!! No cat can be 'replaced' but our hearts can find ample room for each and every one that comes our way, but nothing can make these moments of loss, or loss pending any better. Wishing every cat parent (or any animal for that matter) the best. XXX

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  34. Just catching up with posts Briony. I am so sorry to hear your sad news. He really was a lovely boy. x

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