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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Goodbye my sweet Ziglet

Through a wave of tears I regret to write that Ziglet went to the bridge last evening. He lost his battle with CRF. I went to Newfoundland 4 days ago and when i came home things had drastically changed and I returned to my sweet boy who looked terrible. It was his time. I didn't know it, and I got angry, ...I'm sorry for that. I thought he still had some months left in him.

But when I took him to the vet for testing, the tests had revealed the worst news possible. Heroic measures might extend his life by a month, but the quality of that life would be difficult for my already weak boy who stopped eating, drinking, and moving about with ease. We could not let him suffer further. To make me and my wife Carmy feel better the vet let us know that all the other vets in the office agreed with our decision. That did help a little bit.

I've never had to go through this before, but the procedure was very fast and done by a supportive vet with supportive colleagues. We drenched Ziglet's fur with our tears one last time and said goodbye.

This morning as a write this I'm still full of tears. My morning routine has changed, a member of my small family is gone. He's not at my leg now. He didn't meow for shower drops or treats this morning. He won't lie on my chest when I relax later this evening.

I guess the best thing to do is remember the good times. Remembering how he climbed me like a tree when we first got him. How he loved it when I rubbed the top of his head with my beard. How he always used to get a kitty-woody when he sucked on his blanket. How he always seemed to think our bodies were cat-beds perfectly designed for slumbering. How he used to lead us to the mat so we would whack his sweet butt a few times (puckering) and give him a great massage. How we often did our morning business together. How often we napped together. I'll remember all this and more.

Goodbye my sweet boy, hope you met your brother Zak last night and you're feasting on all the good treats at Rainbow Bridge. You shall always be loved and your memory never forgotten.

Here are a few of fun pics that Ziglet let me take over the years. Thanks for listening everyone .
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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:32 AM
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I'm so sorry Marko

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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Marko, Ziglet was a beautiful boy and I am so sorry for your loss. We understand your pain.

You gave Ziglet a good life and he left this world knowing he was very much loved. He is now free from pain.

Run free, sweet Ziglet
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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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I am so, so sorry, Marko , kitties are just so brave and don't show us they are in pain .


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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:57 AM
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Marko...my deepest condolences to you and Carmy...

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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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My heartfelt sympathies for both you and Carmy, Marko . I'm so sorry .

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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:16 AM
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Thanks so much everyone, your support is always greatly appreciated
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Oh Marko, I am so very very sorry. for you and Carmy. It is so painful to lose a member of the family. We grieve with you.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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I am so sorry Marko you and Carmy did the right thing , to let him go before he would suffer too much.

RIP dear Ziglet may rainbow bridge be full of cat nip , yummy treats and lots of friends to play with.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Marko and Carmy, I am so sorry to read about your dear Ziglets journey to the Rainbow Bridge. Trust that you did the right thing for him and he is now free of pain. patti
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Marko i know nothing any of us say will ease your pain just know we are all here for you and Carmy and grieve along with you..run free handsome Ziglet..
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Dear Marko,

SO sorry for your loss; it is always so hard to bear. I am glad that you had the support of the veterinary staff to reassure you about your decision; what you did was an act of kindness.

You will always have your memories to cherish.
Let time help to heal....
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:57 AM
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My deepest condolences to you and Carmy, Marko. We all share your pain. What a handsome boy Ziglet was. Your wonderful memories will heal your broken heart in time. Run pain free sweet Ziglet, knowing how well you were and always will be loved.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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So sorry to hear that Marko...what a sad time on Pets lately

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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Much thanks for the continued comments everyone. Today is a VERY hard day, but this type of support helps. Thx again.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:51 AM
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marko,with the loss of my boy rocky,still tearing at my heart,i sympathize with you and carmy.
i am so very sorry.
although i know i did the right thing,the pain is no less,we miss their huge presence in our lives,so very much
beautiful,beautiful ziglet

ps.excuse me not using caps,i have a broken right wrist..
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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:32 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss Marko. Our time with our beloved pets is very short but always remember that whatever time we do have makes such a difference to them and also us.

Strength and Peace to you and your family.

RIP little Ziglet. Run pain free and whole again.
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Oh Marko
I'm so very sorry for you and your wife
Losing a member of the family is always heartbreaking.
Ziglet was a very beautiful boy.


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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:59 AM
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Oh Marko, my deep condolences on the passing of Ziglet. The pain in your heart must be pretty intense right now. Let the tears flow freely, we all understand.

Ziglet. Your puckering days on this planet may have come to an end, but your legacy lives on in the hearts of those who met you, whether in person or just "online".
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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Marko, I am so very sorry to hear about Ziglet and send my most sincere condolences to you and Carmy.


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Old September 28th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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So sorry Marko! Ziglet will never be forgotten...

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Old September 28th, 2010, 01:29 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I just had to go through this a few weeks ago with my Owen and it was the hardest thing I have ever done. I am now starting to remember the great memories I had with Owen and you will too.

Sweet Ziglet will now go to the bridge with all our other loved ones.
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Marko, I am so very sorry. My most profound sympathy to you and your family.

Ziglet. Run free little one.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 02:17 PM
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I am so very sorry, he was a beautiful kitty, and very loved by his family
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I am so sorry for your loss Your post about Ziglet made me cry along with you and your wife.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 06:02 PM
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What sad news Marko.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Ziglet was and will always be a handsome little fellow.

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Awww Marko so so sorry for you and Carmy. Love oooozes out of every word you wrote. Clearly this furkid was dearly loved and had a great life.

Hope in time that tears turn to smiles and happy memories that warm a broken heart.



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