Farewell, Icey

October 1, 2009 - 10:30 pm 3 Comments

Icey took a turn for the worse on Monday night, and by yesterday she was in bad shape. I made the difficult decision to put her to sleep. She laid in my arms and purred until she was gone.

I brought her home so we could bury her in the back with all the other kitties. Hub laid her on the floor and unwrapped the towel. The girls gave her a last pet. Kona nosed at her for a minute, like she was confused that her kitty buddy wasn’t getting up. Max was very skittish for a long time, but eventually he came over to see her, too. He sat next to her and groomed her, like a family member bathing their loved one in preparation for the grave. We put some pipe cleaner toys in the box with her, and the girls put in some cards they made saying how much they loved her.

We laid her to rest in the back yard. My daughter read Rainbow Bridge, because I couldn’t.

Farewell, sweet Icey, 2004-2009.

3 Responses to “Farewell, Icey”

  1. Heather Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. la isla d'lisa Says:

    I feel for you … we just went through a similar experience last month, and it was at once heartbreaking yet necessary. I am so sorry.

  3. lalala Says:

    im sorry my neighbors had to do it too with there dog yesterday