Saturday, November 26, 2011

Farewell...

My lovely Choupette is no more.
She has been part of our life for 16 years. 16 years of inconditionnal love, even though she did not hesitate to express her mind. Until a couple of years ago, she would wait for us from the top of the roof. When she was no longer able to climb there, she was waiting in the entrance. Somehow, she always knew we were there before we hit the door. She was my shadow, following me anywhere from my very first step in the morning, cuddling with me whenever possible. 




This is one of her last pictures, taken yesterday.
Her heart had started to fail one week ago. Despite the meds she was put on,  it was clear the end was nearing, and nearing quick.
I took the difficult decision to let her cross the bridge this morning, while she had still her dignity. The vet and her assistant were very kind, and made it as good as possible. Their kindness helped me a lot. I stayed with her until her last breath, stroking her head like she liked me to do, telling her how much I loved her. I already miss her, a lot.


12 comments:

georgia little pea said...

i'm so sorry to read about the passing of your choupette. to lose a shadow and, it seems, quite suddenly - must be devastating. it's always hard to have to make the final decision, but from my own recent experience, i know it will be for the best. my thoughts are with you. love and peace x

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have my deepest sympathy Vero. How sad to lose such a sweet friend. Big ((HUGS)).

houndstooth said...

I am so sorry! I know how dearly you loved her, and she was one special old lady cat. You took the best care of her, and she knew that. Please know that I'm thinking of you, and I know it's really hard to let them go!

neki desu said...

ohhhh! may she be in cat heaven

hugs

startare said...

Pensées affectueuses et réconfortantes. C'est tellement dur de perdre une petite compagne comme ça, et je te souhaite bien du courage, à bientôt j'espère.

nikkipolani said...

Vero! I'm so sorry about your dear Choupette crossing the bridge. What a sweet love she's been in your home and lives. We have such love for our pets, don't we?

guild-rez said...

Vero!
Remember our cats have place in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten.
Big hug,
Gisela.

Priscilla said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Choupette. Hope she has already met some friends over the bridge and happy running and meowing with friends.

There is always a hole left in our heart when our loved ones leave us, hopefully those fond memories of them will fill up the hole.

Take care, Vero!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi All, Your little Choupette looks so sweet. She is lucky to have been so very loved. Sending you sympathy and hugs. Love Stella and Rory

George the Lad said...

I'm so sorry that Choupette has gone to the bridge, you did the right thing for her, its not easy but its right. 16 years, she was a big part of your life, the pain will ease over time. we are thinking of you, ((((Hugs)))) from us George, Tess and Jan xxx
Thank you for your visit

Remington said...

I am SO sorry to hear this....take care....

Lois Lane/Laney said...

This made me tear-up. I'm so sorry.
I still miss my childhood kitty sometimes.
I don't think I can do without an animal again.