Grieving the loss of my 6-week old kitten

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  • #266973

    HuddysMama
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    Dear Ashby’s Dad:

    My heart broke as I read your story about your babykitty. I’m so sorry that you are hurting so bad. You may not have had her for long, but she was so loved by you and your partner, she was a blessed cat to have you both.

    ((hugs))

    #266974

    Lauren5381
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    Ashby’s daddy, I am so so so sorry for your loss. Your story brought me to tears. I too just brought a kitten into my life. His name is Simon and he’s 9 weeks old. I have only had him for 2 1/2 weeks but he has made such an impact on my life and I don’t know what I would do without him. I am so sorry and don’t know what else to say except never feel silly sharing your feelings. You told your story to the perfect bunch of people…cat lovers. No one’s heart will go out to you more.

    #266975

    cricketsmama
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    Ashby’s dad, I felt your loss as I read your story and cried with you. I have suffered losses as well and it leaves an empty space in your heart as well as your home. You did what you could for Ashby and she was loved and loved in return. She will always be with you. You sound like a kind man with a huge heart and I hope in time, you can fill your heart with the love of another kitten who needs a good and loving home in honor of Ashby. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your partner.

    #266976

    KYKAT 12 23
    Participant

    Ashby’s dad. My tears have been added to yours. I hope you stick around and become a part of this community. We understand the heartbreak in losing a beloved furbaby. Ashby and her life can’t be measured in the quantity of her days but in the quality of your love. It is ok to cry when your heart is broken. You and your partner need to cling together during this time of loss and help each other through the pain and grief. Hopefully someday you will once again open your heart to another cat to be companion to Graycie and to you both.

    #266977

    2bpurring
    Participant

    Ashby’s dad I’m so sorry for your loss and your tears are not silly, this group here understands completely..but I do have one question, where did you adopt a 4week old kitten? had it been abandoned by it’s mother? 4 weeks is far too young to have been taken away from mom.

    #266978

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t say anything that hasn’t been said. You and your partner are in my thoughts

    #266979

    Ashby
    Participant

    WOW!!!

    I am totally taken aback at how quickly everyone has responded to my post and all the amazingly kind words of comfort and encouragement.

    Thank you all so very much.

    My partner and I are dealing with our loss, and the pain is still very raw, but having read all of the responses, I think I am in a better position to deal with things.

    The apartment feels empty and the vision of her in the hosiptal still lingers, but I was able to take some wonderful pictures of her while she was with us, and was able (albeit through teary eyes) to look at them last night before I went to sleep. I will post some online if I am able.

    Again, thank you to everyone for responding. It’s amazing how many people understand.

    Thank you all!!

    #266980

    2bpurring
    Participant

    Please let us know when you can post them..We would love to see your dear Ashby.

    #266981

    Oh yes, please let us see her. As the others, I am crying for your loss with you. Bless you for letting her go when she needed to–she’s in a better place and you will one day be reunited. When the shock has worn off, please consider adopting another that needs you, and perhaps a few weeks older than Ashby–she was taken from her mom way too soon.

    #266982

    Karenopa
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    Ashby….My heart weeps with yours and your partner’s. Love and devotion never ceases to reveal it’s truth. However short or long the sharing the depth of pain knows no measure. I too would love to see some of the lovely pictures you took of your beloved Ashby. {{{Hugs}}}

    #266983

    Leeny
    Participant

    Here’s a link directly to the TDK candle page, if anyone else would like to light a candle for Ashby:

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=TDK

    It takes so little time for their pawprints to become permanently planted in our hearts, doesn’t it? My deep sympathy for the loss of your sweet little girl.

    #266984

    2bpurring
    Participant

    Thanks Leeny..I lit a candle for sweet lil’ Ashby.

    #266985

    2 Popoki
    Participant

    Thank you Leeny… I have added a candle as well

    #266986

    cricketsmama
    Participant

    thanks Leeny. I lit one as well.

    #266987

    MadcatwomanintheUK
    Participant

    Hi Ashby, I’m so sorry for what happened, but glad you have found TDK – this is a great little community, we laugh together, cry together, and yeah, OK, sometimes even argue together, but we all care deeply for our cats, and know what you and your partner are going through. I hope you continue to post here, and would love to see some pictures if you’re able to post them (when you’re ready, ask for some help on putting together a Catster page). {{hugs}}

    #266988

    WillowandWindismom
    Participant

    It’s such a small gesture, but I lit a candle for Ashby, too.

    #266989

    caroline
    Participant

    Ashby.. Please feel free to post here on TDK. It’s a loving community!

    Your sweet Ashby is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

    #266990

    lisaeylau
    Participant

    Thank you, Leeny. I lit one, too. Ashby, I came to TDK for the exact same reason, and have been here ever since. It’s a warm, loving home and will embrace you like a long lost brother. Whenever you are able, we’d love to see your photos of Ashby. No rush. We’re here when you feel up to it.

    #266991

    gini
    Participant

    I have lit a candle too. I am very very sorry for your loss. Ashby sounds like such a beautiful wonderful kitten. This is a very heartbreaking story. I have cried for you. It really touches my heart. You did all you could for your little baby and she knows how loved she is. You and your partner are in my thoughts. I would love to see photos if you have the strength to share them with us.

    #266992

    Ashby
    Participant

    Thank you all again for your kind words, and the for the candle page.

    If you click on my name, you can now go to my catster page and see pictures of Ashby. The information is a little sparse, but I’ll add to that in time.

    Thanks to everyone

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