Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Josh's dad

Josh's surrogate dad George died yesterday. George was 17 and we adopted him when he was 13. George had been ill a lot in the past year and we almost lost him last Christmas and earlier this year. He'd be having difficulties with his bladder and had a mass in it. On Sunday night he had a seizure and during the day he'd stopped eating and just kept trying to go to the litter tray. The vet said he really needed to improve within 24 hours but he didn't. Yesterday he had another seizure and we took him to the vets and he was put to sleep in my arms.

Josh adored George, he forever followed him about and loved to rub round him. Today is Josh's birthday, he's two today and nothing we can do will cheer him up. He's jsut been lost all day, wandering around and not settling down to sleep. I feel so sad for losing George, well devastated and I feel so sorry for Josh too.

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43 comments:

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so sorry about you loosing George. We know how hard it is when you loose one of your fur babies. We will be purring for you and Joshie.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

ML said...

I am so sorry to hear about George. And especially about poor Josh, being alone now.
All the Sherwood Bunch are purring for you.

Karen Jo said...

I am really sorry that you lost George. It's really hard when one of your furries goes away. I really feel for poor Josh, too, losing his best friend.

The Meezers said...

we are so sorry to hear about George. It's very hard sometimes on the younger kitties. Joshie, we know that you will find out that George is really not gone, he's just not here physically. George will be watching over you from the Rainbow bridge. JoshiesMom, we are purring for you!
Sammy and Miles Meezer, and Billy Sweet Feets Gingersnap

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We're so sad to hear about George. We think that Josh might have sensed it was coming.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending mournful purrrrrss & gentle headbuttss to everyone, and a special hug for Josh.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry that George had to go to the Bridge. We are sending our purrs and (((hugs))) of comfort.

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry for yur loss of George. we are sending purrs yur way.

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear that you've lost George. Josh will miss him lots. Happy Birthday to Josh, though, and many more.

Mindy & Moe

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for the loss of George. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We will also light a candle tonight for sweet George.

(((HUGS)))

Chance said...

I iz soo sorries dat yoo losted George. He luked lyk a grat man-cat role models.

momsbusy said...

we is gonna be purrayin fer josh ans yur fambly. losin yur best buddy is fery hard.

y2k
(yuki, kimiko & kintaro)

Junior said...

We are so sorry for the loss of George! We are sending big purrs to all of you, and some special snuggles to Josh.

Junior, Orion and Meowm

HotMBC said...

Aw, we're so sorry to hear you lost George. And we feel sad about Josh losing his best buddy too. We are sending lots of purrs to all of you.

DEBRA said...

We are all purring for you and very sorry to learn about George...


purrs from ManxMnews
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx and Gracie

Angel Cake said...

Oh poor Joshie.he must be missing him so much,as you are too.I am so sorry x

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Joshie and family, we're so sorry. We know how sad you must be. Just try to remember that George is free and healthy and happy now, and will live forever in your hearts.

Purrs,
Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We are so sorry for yoor loss...poor little Josh, our Zippy went thru the same thing when we lost our Punkin. We don't beleeve anyone who sez aminals do not mourn...

Shadow / Molly said...

We is sorry George hadded to go. Perhaps TT can play with him at the Bridge until someone else he knows comes to play? We is purrin for Josh and hope he doesnt feel lonely long.

~US~

Josh, I know how yoo feel. My friend Fatty wented away and I didnt know where she went. The mom lady let me smell Fattys things and look where she used to sit and finally I understood what happened. I hope Josh that your mom can help you understand so you dont worry too much.

~ Shadow ~

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry to hear about George. Sending you all purrs and hugs. Special purrs for Josh on his birthday.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so sorry to hear about George going to the Bridge. We are sending you all, especially Josh, comforting purrs and hugs.

You're in our thoughts. Please take comfort in the knowledge that George took all your love with him over the Bridge until you meet again.

Puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssss

River Tam said...

I am so sorry for yours and Joshie's loss. :(

Parker said...

Me and my family just wanted to stop by and extend our sympathies on your loss of Geroge. He sounded like a most excellent feline.
Smooches!

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry you have lost George. We will prrrrrrrr hard for comfort for Josh and you all.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}
prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

The Cat Realm said...

We are so sorry! Poor Josh - I know how he feels, a little bit. I lost Anastasia last year and felt very lost. The staff gave me a kitten, Emil, and he really helped me. Then I lost Emil. And we were all sad again. The staff gave me Tintin, and that helped. I will never have the kind of relationship I had with Anastasia again..... but I am o.k. with it and happy.
Karl

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and purrs.

PB 'n J said...

We are so sorry to hear about George, and poor Josh. We still hopes that he has as happy a birthday as he can.

We'll be purring for all of you.
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry you lost George. It is a very sad time for all of you, especially for Josh.

Purrs and tail wags.

The Island Cats said...

Josh, we're really sorry to hear about George. He may be gone physically, but he's still with you...watching over you.

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Willow said...

Oh, I am so sorry that George is gone. China Cat & I are sending over lots of comforting purrs.

Purrrrrrrrs, Willow

Marian said...

We are so sorry about George going to the Rainbow Bridge. It must be very hard on Joshie. We're purring and praying for you all.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are so sorry to hear about George's passing and that Joshie is sad!!! Purrrrs and (((((hugs)))) from our family to yours!

michico*Adan said...

I am so sorry to hear about George!!!! Big Big hugs!!!!!!

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sorry that your buddy George had to go, and we're purring for you all, especially for Josh.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

tatterdemalion said...

sweet george, rest in peace dear kitty..

many hugs to Joshie and you all.

floronic said...

I'm so sorry to hear about you and Joshies loss. Lots of hugs for both of you. I'm sure George is drinking from those big old milk streams and eatting those tuna fish trees now.

jesshickman said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and Josh are well.

The Cat Realm said...

Just checking in to see how things are going... We hope Josh feels a bit better....

elvita said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and for Joshie, because he is feeling so lost at this moment... George is ok, resting, but the ones that are left behind are the ones that suffer.

The Cat Realm said...

How are things going? We hope to get an update soon!
We also posted the winning Dare and I Dare You to accept the challenge!
Karl

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we're just checking in to see how you are doing. we're thinking of you.

signkat said...

Some gracious sole just posted a link to your "Joshie Page" on LJ. I'm so sorry to hear about George. Please give Joshie a condolence hug for me!

signkat said...

*Big Hugs* to you as well!!