Saying Goodbye Is Hard To Do

12391012_10206672542164858_1565138932703911081_nI have sad news.  We lost Molly, our black and white cat, to cancer this past week.  She had been ill for some time, and the vet at first thought it might be something treatable.  But Molly didn’t get any better with the medication, and finally reached a point where we needed to take her in to the vet again for further testing.  It was at this visit that the vet said it was cancer and that it was in the last stages.  She would only survive for maybe 2-3 more months, and she would continue to deteriorate.  Her quality of life was poor and she would soon be paralyzed in her back legs.  We had to make the difficult decision to let her go.

It’s the absolute worst part of being a pet owner.  Molly had been a part of our family for years, and when you lose a family member, it leaves a hole in your home and your heart.  My husband took it hard because she was his cat in the last few months, spending most of her time on him when she could.  She would sleep between our pillows at night, and stomp on your head coming and going.

Molly was a small, funny little cat.  She was marked up with a black “wig” and black tail, but the rest of her was white.  She was a rescue, like most of our cats, and found a forever home in our family.  I know that Molly is now pain-free and restored to health, running and playing with all those cats who have gone before her.  And I know we will see her again when our time comes.  We miss you, Molly.

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62 comments

  1. I am devastated by this news and my heart hurts for you. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. I know too well how hard it is to make that awful decision, that it is “time” I wish I could give you a hug. Please take comfort in the fact that you gave Molly a beautiful life, she was deeply loved….she will always be with you protecting her from above. You showed your love in the kindest way possible, by helping her to avoid suffering. Sending you much love and my deepest sympathy (((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

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  2. So sorry about Molly. It is just so hard to lose our fur friends. And they are good friends. Just know that she had lots of love while she was with you and you sure made the right decision to let her go. Sending tons of hugs.

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  3. Molly was just gawjus, and so luvved. We are sorry fur your loss and gwieve with you. She will live on in da hearts and memories of all those she touched. She is as you sed, no longer in pain or suffering and is happy and healthy once again. We’re sendin’ lots of purrayers and hugs.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra

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  4. Oh my sweet friend…how sad I am to learn about your precious Molly going away so soon. You were both lucky to have each other even with the tromped on heads…my little girl does that too. May memories comfort you during this time of loss.
    with love and soft purrrs, Karla and the cozy cottage kitties

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  5. My heart is sad. Beautiful Molly. It’s so hard to let them go, I can relate to letting them go being the worst part of being a kitty caretaker, brutal on the heart even when I know it’s the best thing. – purrs and purrs.

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  6. So sorry to hear of your Sweet Molly’s leaving for the Bridge. We are sending you soft purrs, gently woofs and a hug from Mom. You are so right, losing a fur kid leaves a hole in your heart and your home for sure.
    Marty and the Gang

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  7. We are so very sorry that Molly had to leave. Cancer is very difficult, and it takes many kitties. Hugs and purrs and purrayers to you during this very hard time. But Molly is running free and pain free now!

    From all of us at Forty Paws and Maw

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  8. We are so sad to hear about Molly going over the Rainbow Bridge. It is so difficult to lose a cherished friend and doubly so at this time of year. Dear Molly watch over us all as you fly on your new beautiful angel wings.
    We send purrs and prayers of support from all of us to all of you
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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  9. Hi, Belinda’s husband here. I want to thank all of you for your kind words; I and all the rest of us really appreciate the love. Molly was a very sweet little girl, and like all our furry kids, she held a very special place in our hearts, and will always continue to do so.

    Sincerely,

    Dwayne (the Daddy)

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  10. Godspeed your journey to heaven Molly, we are sorry we never got to know you.
    We wanted to stop bye and offer our sympathies to your mom and dad, we know
    they gave you two of the greatest gifts of all…..love and compassion….we are truly
    sorry~~~~

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  11. Losing a loved one opens our hearts, makes us more vulnerable, and allows us to accept love in other forms. Hope you able to fill this new year with love from sources you’ve never known. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading more from you.

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