Very Loved And Deeply Missed!!! He Gave Me So Much Joy!!! Rip Grizzy!

I LOVED THIS KITTY MORE THAN MANY PEOPLE. ON APRIL 4TH, 2010, I WOKE UP WITH A FEVER OF 102. AND WAS IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN PHYSICALLY. MY EX AND I WERE GETTING READY TO GO TO THE ER AND HE HAD LET THE KITTIES OUT  WHICH WE DID EVERY MORNING FOR A COUPLE HOURS. RIGHT WHEN WE WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE, WE GOT A CALL FROM A NEIGHBOR WHO SAID GRIZZY HAD CRAWLED INSIDE HIS FRONT DOOR AND WAS HIT BY A CAR. MY EX WENT AND GOT HIM, BROUGHT HIM INSIDE AND TOLD ME HE LOOKED PRETTY BAD. I GOT MYSELF OUT OF BED AND COULD BARELY WALK. I WENT OVER AND SAW HIM AND TOLD MY EX TO TAKE HIM TO THE EMERGENCY VET THEN TO COME BACK AND TAKE ME TO THE ER. HE TOOK GRIZ TO THE VET, THEN CAME BACK TO TAKE ME. WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL (ER), THEY CALLED FROM THE VET'S OFFICE AND SAID GRIZ BROKE HIS FEMER AND IT WOULD COST $3500.00 TO DO THE SURGERY. THEY SAID THAT BEFORE THEY COULD DO ANYTHING THAT THEY NEEDED HALF OF THAT DOWN. I DID NOT HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY AND CALLED MY MOM, LET HER KNOW THE SITUATION AND ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD PLEASE LOAN ME THE MONEY. SHE WAS VERY UNDERSTANDING AND SAID SHE WOULD. THE VET'S OFFICE LET HER CALL IN HER CREDIT CARD NUMBER SINCE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. THEY SAID HE WAS HANGING IN THERE, ON IV'S AND WAS GIVEN PAIN MEDICINE ETC. AND THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO DO THE SURGERY THE NEXT DAY WHEN HE HAD ENOUGH FLUIDS IN HIM ECT. I WAS SO SICK AND COULDN'T STAND IT THAT I COULD NOT BE THERE WITH HIM. I WAS VERY, VERY GRATEFUL THEY COULD DO SOMETHING. WE GOT A CALL ABOUT A HALF HOUR LATER AND THE VET SAID HE WASN'T LOOKING TO GOOD. I ASKED MY EX IF HE WOULD GO TO THE VET'S AND BE WITH GRIZ. HE CAME BACK TO THE ER AND TOLD ME THAT THE VET SAID HE DID NOT KNOW IF GRIZ WOULD MAKE IT THROUGH THE SEDATION FOR THE SURGERY. I CALLED THE VET AND ASKED IF THERE WAS STILL A CHANCE HE MIGHT MAKE IT. HE HAD TO GET OFF THE PHONE AND CHECK ON GRIZ WHO WAS GETTING WORSE. THE VET CALLED ME BACK ABOUT FIVE MINUTES LATER AND SAID IN A VERY KIND AND CARING TONE THAT GRIZ WANTED TO GO AND THAT HE KNEW FROM HIS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE BEING A VET WHEN ANIMALS WERE READY TO PASS. HE WAS GOING TO NEED A WRITTEN CONSENT TO HELP HIM STOP SUFFERING ECT. WHICH MEANT MY EX WOULD NEED TO GO BACK TO THE VET, GET THE FORM, BRING IT TO THE ER FOR ME TO SIGN THEN BRING IT BACK TO THE VET'S. THEY CALLED ME BACK AGAIN AND SAID NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE FORM SINCE I WAS SICK AND IN THE ER. I GAVE THEM A VERBAL OKAY KNOWING I WOULD NEVER LET ONE OF MY ANIMALS SUFFER. THEY WERE SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME AND THEY REFUNDED THE MONEY THAT MY MOM HAD PAID AND SAID ALL WE OWED WAS $70.00 AND COULD PAY IT WHENEVER. IT WAS VERY OBVIOUS JUST BY TALKING TO THE VET THAT HE HAD A HUGE HEART!!! GRIZZY AND HIS  BROTHER SUMMY (FROM THE SAME LITTER) WERE/ARE FOUR YEARS OLD AND I REMEMBER SAYING MANY TIMES TO PEOPLE THAT I DID NOT KNOW IF I WOULD STILL BE HERE IF IT WEREN'T FOR THEM BEING THERE FOR ME AT SOME OF THE LOWEST POINTS IN MY LIFE. I STILL CRY WHEN I SEE A PICTURE OF GRIZ OR IF SOMEONE MENTIONS HIM ETC. ON MAY 13TH., 2010, I GOT A CHARCOAL GRAY TABBY WHO WAS 5 WEEKS OLD. NOW SUMMY HAS A NEW BROTHER AND PLAYMATE. smiley

sierra7 sierra7
36-40, F
3 Responses Jul 21, 2010

So sorry for you, we never forget our little family members.<br />
I hope your new kitty will give you as much joy.

Thank you for your respnse. It means a lot and I am very for your loss as well! The worst part about Griz getting hit by a car was that the car didn't even stop. I will never understand how people can be so thoughtless and cruel. You are right that Grizzy is on the left in the pic. I love yellow Tabbies! I think it's great that you adopted two kitties and I agree that it is a very meaningful way to honor your pet's memory. I also think it is good to have at least two kitties so when you go to work ect. they have eachother. Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend. Thanks again... sierra7

I know how horrible losing your beloved pet by a car accident can be. And to make it even worse you were on your way to hospital. Sometimes life can crush us to the ground. My Nemo died after getting hit by a car. I am thinking your very much loved Grizzly is the furry tabby on the left side. What a very handsome kitty he was. My Nemo very much resembles your kitty on the right side in the pix. I am very happy you adopted your tiger boy. I adopted two about three weeks ago. It is a very meaningful way to honor a beloved pet's memory. God bless you. I