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June 29 2009 @ 03:20 pm
R.I.P. Phoebe (6:27:09)  
RIP Phoebe 3-14-96 to 6-27-09

Saturday morning I woke to a little face (Phoebe) peeking over my blanket at me and the question of, "Meow?" It was still really early and this means "I want breakfast" so I told her to wait. About a hour later I heard my sister get up and feed both the babies. About an hour after that Phoebe was back on my bed asking for more food. So I went and got her bowl off the frig and brought her into my room. She ate heartily and then laid down on the hope chest at the end of my bed.

I couldn't go back to sleep so I grabbed a book and was just reading.

Phoebe was moving around just being herself and then she tried to get into the closet. I told her no and pet her for a moment. Then Emily woke and came to see why Phoebe was locked away. I told her I was just making sure Phoebe could eat without Sydney going after it.

Phoebe meowed and ran to mommy. Then about 10:30am Phoebe went and started hiding. Then I heard her crying and she threw up. This is nothing new for our cats. They've thrown up most of their lives especially Sydney when she eats too fast. It looked like Phoebe lost her breakfast.

We cleaned it up and thought with the weather being 108 that maybe she just got sick. Then she started in again. She wouldn't take her pill and she didn't want any other food (though she did take a piece of cheese Emily dropped. She would always steal that.) But that came up too.

By about 3:30pm she was hiding and trying to sleep but I kept looking for her and petting her and checking on her. She was trying to go off and die (we realize now). Emily, called the emergency vet hospital and they told her to bring her in at 4:30pm and there would be a doctor there. Emily called me at about 5:30 to tell me they has put Phoebe to sleep after discovering 2 tumors. Phoebe was slowly dying and the doctor said she could have had these for a little while or a short time. By the time they'd done that Phoebe was having a hard time breathing.

Emily stayed with her while the put her down.

I feel bad for Emily because it was really her cat it is just been part of my life for the last 13 years so she felt like she was mine too.

Current Mood: sadsad
d: cashel&livingston*hugs*nebakanezer on June 29th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Oh hon, that is so sudden. I want to hug you all. My cats throw up all the time and they hide too, I'm pretty aware when things aren't right with them but I don't think I would have called the vet. I'm glad your sister did and that she was with her. Poor kitty. At least you know she had a good life and didn't have to suffer for very long. Livingston was 12 1/2 and it seemed too young being an indoor cat but I am comforted that I know he had a good life and I loved him for all his 12 1/2 years. I love the slide show, she was definitely a cutie! *hugs* I hope Sydney is doing ok.
Jill aka Jo: DH: Mellie - Yellow Flowersireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
I know. It didn't seem out of the ordinary until she was hiding and barely responding. I mean when you said her name you would hear, "Meow." She was a loud little thing. It was taking a lot to get her to respond and then she wasn't getting upset about being taken to the vet. We knew then something was off.

They do seem too young when they are indoor cats. Gosh I hope Sydney is with us a lot longer because I can't go through this again for a long while.

I'm glad you liked it. She had a great personality and loved everything she could lay on.

Sydney is doing pretty good but time will tell.
Angel: Gilmore Girls - Girls Hugserenitysangel on June 30th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Oh hon. Awww *cuddles you* That is so sad. Heartbreaking when we loose a pet we love. *hugs tight*
Jill aka Jo: BN: M & F Drinkingsireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
It is. It's just too hard. I hate it. I want to cry about everything.
Angelserenitysangel on June 30th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
It's awful! I feel for you. I know when the day comes I lose William I'm going to be devastated. *hugs you* Hope things get easier and less upsetting for you soon!
Jill aka Jo: SCC: Connorssireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh don't think about it. It is so hard on you emotionally. I know you will. I hope it doesn't come anytime soon.
Angelserenitysangel on June 30th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
I hope it isn't anytime soon either! Can't bear the thought!

*hugs you*
Jill aka Jo: SCC: Dereksireesanwar on July 1st, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
tracyj23: Crosstracyj23 on June 30th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Aw, it was so sudden. :( Sometimes that's good as you don't have time to be sad while you wait for them to get worse but sometimes it's just heartbreaking because you don't even have time to say goodbye.

*hugs you, your sister and Sydney*
Jill aka Jo: Sadsireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. I do appreciate that it was fast so Phoebe didn't suffer long but I just wish we'd all been able to say our good-byes.
 Late Night Drops of Random: Looking downmoondropz on June 30th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
I am so sorry hon. ;( Losing a pet is never fun.
Jill aka Jo: Sadsireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Thanks. It is hard.
 Late Night Drops of Random: Dean sadmoondropz on July 1st, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
*Hugs you* :(
gaelbrady: No Happy Endinggaelbrady on June 30th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry sweetie. Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. ((HUGS))
Jill aka Jo: DH: Mellie - Yellow Flowersireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
It really is. Thanks. *hugs*
Cecilie: ML - Hug - animatedcila81 on June 30th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
What a beautiful kitty. I'm so sorry, I feel your pain :( They are family, and we just love them so much. *lots of hugs*
Jill aka Jo: DH: Mellie - Yellow Flowersireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
She really was. Thanks. They are like family and it feels so much like you've lost your baby. I hate it.
turple_purtle: dolphin1turple_purtle on June 30th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)

Aw, so sorry. (((hugs)))
Jill aka Jo: DH: Sierra and Tophersireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Diane: two galsunaspenser on June 30th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
She is just gorgeous. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
She really was. Thanks.
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Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 30th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much and you are right. They are so devoted to you and they rely on you for everything much like a baby and so you get so extremely attached. It is so hard to lose one.

Thank you so much.
catcey: umbrellacatcey on July 6th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)

Love the picture slideshow. What a pretty girl.
Jill aka Jo: SCC: Dereksireesanwar on July 6th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
She really was.