Friday, February 11, 2011

Goodbye Lex

Today we had to say goodbye to our dear friend Lex. She and her sister were adopted by us about 7 or 8 years ago. They were 7 years old at that time and had been in a cage at our vets for 3 months until we brought them home. I don't know what her life was like before. Lex and Sable were not lap cats and did not like to be held. Sable was the dominant of the 2 and she used to jump Lex and hiss at her. After coming to live with us they both settled into their own routines. At bedtime Lex would always come and lay beside me while I read before turning off the light. Sable would sit with Rich. Last spring we lost Sable. Her heart was failing. Since then Lex has enjoyed being a single cat in the house. Since last October she has decided she really liked being a lap cat and would spend time with me in the evening. She had been having some arthritis trouble. The last couple of days she really took a turn for the worse. She did not eat or drink and found a place to curl up in. Rich took her to the vet today and he didn't even want to Xray her because her heart may not take it. So we made the tough decision and she now sleeps next to her sister out by our garden. The house seems so empty.

16 comments:

Carolyn said...

How sad. I am so sorry for your loss. (((Hugs))). Lex was a pretty cat. Reminds me so much of our ceaser(cat)who we lost last year.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Sorry for your loss. Pets are like family. I Know you loved your cats. Its hard to say goodbye.

Parsley said...

I'm so sorry. I know how these fur babies are family and how it hurts when they pass.

Mary said...

Chris, so sorry for your loss. It really does hurt when it's time to let them go. {{{Hugs}}}

Robin said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved companion, Lex. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to those furry babies. I'm sure, in her feline way, she appreciated all the care and love that you and Rich gave her. May your memories of her and her sister in better health bring you comfort.

Myra said...

My heart goes out to you Chris. You and Rich gave Lex a good life and I know she appreciated it. I know it is very difficult and I hope your memories of both of your furbabies will help you through this.

Cole said...

So sorry to hear about your dear Lex...

Catherine said...

So sorry to read of your loss. Hugs..

valerie said...

So sorry for your loss!

Cath said...

Thinking of you . XXX

Kim said...

Having just gone thru this in the past week or so, I completely sympathize with you, Chris. Big {{{hugs}}} to you.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Lex, Chris. Those kitties sure have a way of burrowing into our hearts and I well know the pain of losing a dear cat friend. Hugs to you...

Glenna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your dear kitty. Thank you for leaving a comment about our Yazziebear. It's just heartbreaking, isn't it?

Glenna

diamondc said...

Chris: I am so sad for you both, I know how hard it is to have to have a member of the family lost to death.
I put my Verne the cat to sleep in aug of last year I used to call him my second husband because he followed me everywhere he was like your cats shy in the beginning and then such a great friend, he used to sleep on my tummy it was hard for many months without himPeace to you
Catherine
I pray your hurt goes away soon.

Pumpkin said...

I am SO sad to hear this Chris :o( I've been there and it's not an easy decision to make. You did make the right one though and Lex will be in no pain now. ((((HUGS))))

Mary said...

Hugs Chris! I'm sorry to hear about Lex. It was great you were able to have both Sable and Lex for so long. It sounds like you and your husband made their adult lives so wonderful. It is nice you have her buried next to her sister. I can understand the emptiness in the house. When my mom and I had to put our old cat to sleep, we just couldn't take the emptiness. So we went to the local Animal Rescue League location and found our Molly. She has had a few health problems but we wanted to take care of her in honor of our prior cat. Plus Molly spoils us more than we spoil her. :-) Hugs!