Jazzy and Buttons
Posted By: Laura Monteiro
Date: Monday, 23 June 2003, at 5:36 p.m.
I was having a lot of trouble dealing with the death of my two cats, Jazzy and Buttons. They were ages 13 and 12 and died 17 days apart from thyroid and liver diseases. Bringing them to the vet to be put to sleep was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I still can't think about to this day, but this site has helped to me remember them in my own special way. I have pictures of them everywhere and that makes me feel closer to them. I miss them terribly, but talking about it helps. I think that everyone who is feeling like this should talk it over with someone who has gone through the pain so that they can understand that IT DOES GET BETTER. Think of the happy times that you and your pets had. For example:
Every Christmas, the girls (we had four cats at the time: Jazzy, Buttons, Kitty and Chips) get catnip toys. We put them onto a high table so that they can enjoy their toys without my dog, Holly, harassing them. Anyway, Buttons decided that she wanted to sniff Jazzy's catnip toy. Jazzy wasn't about to take this lying down, so she slapped Buttons across the face (they're all declawed). All of a sudden, my family is opening presents up in the next room and we can hear hissing. The cats are up on their hind legs smacking each other! The other two, Kitty and Chips, were so dazed by the catnip that they had no idea what was going on. My dog started growling because the cats were acting weird. It was so funny! After staring at each other for about 10 minutes. They finally settled down and went back to playing with their OWN toys. I took lots of pictures of that moment and I laugh every time I see them. It's a great way to remember the good times. I'm glad I took a lot of pictures of them.
I hope everyone realizes that the loss of a pet is not the end of the world. They are no longer suffering any pain. You've proven your love to them by helping them have a great life and caring for them the best you can. Sometimes there is nothing you can do except stand back and love them forever.
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