My Dusty is Gone

samkarenNovember 3, 2012

Last night Dh came home early from work so he could spend a little more time with him. We lit a candle and sat with Dusty on our laps. DH kept thinking maybe the vet could do something but we both knew it wasn't to be. Dusty curled up at my feet when I went to bed.

This morning was rough but at 8:30 we took him to the vet. DH said his goodbyes because he did not want to be in the room at the end. I, on the other hand, would not let him be alone. I told the vet what was happening and she said that his kidneys and liver had failed. She gave him a sedative to relax him and then gave me time to say goodbye.

He looked so angleic at the end. I know he met with EKO and they are once again playing.

DH just left because he had promised to help a coworker move and he is bringing home Smokee....a new brother for OKE to love.

Will post photos of them in a few days.

Thank you everyone for your love, hugs and prayers. I am going to go have a good cry now.

SamKaren

your resident DJ

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kim_okla

I'm so sorry Karen.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:50AM
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dedtired

So sorry, but it was a kind act. Dusty is at peace and is not suffering. I also stayed with my Sheena until she was gone. I figured the least I could do was not let her leave this world with strangers, although they were very, very caring. I was crying and I made everyone else cry, too. It also helped me to see what an easy transition it is. They simply drift off.

It's nice that you are getting a new little friend. Enjoy your new kitty and the good memories of Dusty.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:52AM
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glenda_al

Dusty felt your love!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:54AM
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kayjones

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful fur-baby!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:59AM
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chisue

Remember the love, not the loss alone.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:17PM
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blfenton

Oh, I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to do this having had to make this choice a few years ago. My thoughts are with you and my Julius will also be waiting for Dusty.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 1:18PM
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jannie

I'm so sorry.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 1:19PM
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patti43

You go right ahead and cry until you just can't anymore. It'll be a release, hopefully.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 1:49PM
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petra_gw

You have my sincere condolences. We've lost 2 since August, the most recent one last week. I know how much it hurts.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 2:27PM
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Daisy7

I'm so sorry. Been there, done that, too many times.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 2:27PM
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cat_mom

(((HUGS)))

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 2:52PM
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marilyn_sue

Hugs here too.

Sue and Izzi too

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 3:17PM
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Georgysmom

Here come the tears. I feel your pain. I have to say, my last dog just died right in front of me....totally unexpected. My dog before that, I stayed with when the Vet gave her the needle and I must say I found it a comfort to see her go so peacefully. It still takes a lot of grieving. However, even though saying goodbye hurts so much, it doesn't out weigh all those years of joy and unconditional love. Great big hug!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 4:17PM
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marilyn_c

As hard as it is to say goodbye, you did the best thing. Animals bear their pain stoically, and we never really know the extent they may be suffering. It is an act of love and kindness to help them along when the time comes.

Good for you, getting a new kitty. It doesn't replace the love you had for Dusty, but giving another cat a home is a wonderful tribute to Dusty. Wishing you many happy years with Smokee.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 4:44PM
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sleeperblues

I'm so sorry, but you did right by Dusty. He is at peace. I'm glad you were there with him.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 4:51PM
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sylviatexas1

I'm so sorry.

I too am glad you stayed with him.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:43PM
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wantoretire_did

(((HUGS))))

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 6:29PM
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cheryl_ok

(((HUGS)))

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 7:37PM
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nodakgal

I'm sorry! I know it hurts badly. Hugs for you and DH.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:35PM
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Holly_ON

((((((hugs)))))

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:35PM
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mojomom

So sorry, I know you miss him.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 10:01PM
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jackie_ok

I am sorry for your loss, I know for experience it is very hard to let them go.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:47PM
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PattiG(rose)

My thoughts are with you, your DH and Dusty. I know how badly it hurts, but Dusty knew how much you loved him - he knows how much pleasure he brought you, and knows you will never forget him.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 12:41AM
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jackie643

I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 11:46AM
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pammyfay

Hugs from me, too.
And pls give OKE a little scratch behind the ears for me. It might take that one a bit of time to adjust, even with a new sibling.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 8:59PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

Glad you have other kitties to love. A new one is a good tonic.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 9:25PM
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cherryfizz

I am so sorry. I could read the posts because it is so heartbreaking to lose a pet. My dog is almost 15 years old and I just dread the day. I lost acat a few months ago and it was hard.

Anne

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 9:38PM
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lydia1959

So very sorry.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 10:10PM
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bigfoot_liz

I am sooo very sorry Karen! I know how much you loved your kitties ((Karen)))...try to focus on the good stuff and the fact you guys were AWESOME pet parents! I just know you will be again :-) ~ liz

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 1:06PM
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samkaren

Thank you everyone. Your kind words really help. We didn't get smokee Saturday though. Couldn't get ahold of the owner. Right now I'm not sure if we will take him or not. Waiting a while until it all sinks in. Will keep you posted
Samkaren
Your resident dj

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 2:29PM
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