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I know Jack wasn't a cat, but we just had to make the choice to put him down today. Two days short of his birthday, and within the same month as our CiCi's passing. I feel like I've kind of been hit by a truck right now, because both of them were such huge presences within our home and now they are both gone and I'm just having a hard time.

CiCi's passing felt traumatic to me. Those four days of no eating and sleeping while I stressed over her in the air ducts felt like torture. Even after she passed, I felt like it was my fault, or that I should have tried and pushed more to help her. With Jack, I knew it was coming. But I didn't expect it to be today. He had a seizure and collapsed. Then another one this morning. I looked and him and I just knew in my gut that it was time to put him down.

But it's just mind boggling. These two animals I've had forever, this cat and this dog, they're both gone and I feel heartbroken.

I told my mother, I think Jack really just wanted to go check on CiCi. He loved kittens and he loved her.

Sorry, I know this post is partially about a dog. I just didn't know where else to talk about this. It's such a weird feeling having both of them just not here.

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It's OK to start a thread about a dog here Krienze Krienze One that loved kittens as much as Jack did is certainly welcome.

I'm so sorry that you're having such a tough time lately. 2020 seems to have started off wrong for a lot of people I know. I hope you don't have any more sad news this year.

Jack looks like such a sweet, noble soul. I'm very sorry to hear he's gone.

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It doesn't matter what species, a broken heart knows no difference......I'm sure Jack was stressed about CiCi, he wanted to be with her and now he is. All animal souls Cross the Bridge, there is no animosity between them there, they are all at peace and waiting for us. For them, it will be in the blink of an eye. For us, it will seem like an eternity.
Even knowing Jack was close to his end doesn't make the heart hurt any less, there is no way to prepare for a broken heart. I pray you can take comfort in knowing they are both at peace now and together once again.
Both will always occupy a place in your heart for as long as you live. Their love is a part of you now and can never be taken from you. for you to remember and continue loving them is the greatest honor you could give them, to share their love and allow it to grow even more is even greater.
Happiness, and sorrow, always seem to come in twos or threes, it seems to remind us not to get too comfortable with one or the other. Life is a series of events that shape us into who we are, and we cannot escape either. Let the beautiful memories you have of Jack soothe your pain, and know he will be forever as close as your thoughts and prayers.
My heart goes out to you. We will be here for you in your time of sorrow, it helps to share your burden. take care......RIP sweet Jack. You will be dearly missed, you will forever have a secure place in a loving heart. May the good Lord bless and keep you, until you meet again!
 

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They're together again, Jack and CiCI, and will be there when, in the fullness of time, you join them.
This is beautiful......where's my tissues? 😢

I am so sorry, I don't know what else to say....so sorry. Sometimes life just keeps beating us up and down, but somehow, we get back up, just like Rocky Balboa, we think we are down for the count but we find the inner strength and get back up to fight some more.

Did you try the Holy Basil for the stressor the Igantia Amara for the grief?

I am so sorry, God Bless.......:alright: :grouphug2: :rbheart:
 
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It's OK to start a thread about a dog here Krienze Krienze Krienze Krienze One that loved kittens as much as Jack did is certainly welcome.
He LOVED kittens, yes! We have a catahoula who gets a little rambunctious with the new kitten. Jack would lay in front of his bed area and protect him by not letting the catahoula get to rowdy with him. He loved Jasper so much. I think he knew Jasper was a baby and needed the protection. He was very much that way with my Sammy, Isabel and CiCi too.
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Here is Jack and CiCi when CiCi was a kitten =) They were fast friends, I'll tell you!

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Here is Jack and my Sammy when he was about 8 months, I think? They LOVED snuggling together.

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Here is Jack with Isabel. Isabel is our old girl. She's fifteen. We got her a few years before we got Jack. She was the only animal he actually let lay on his bad paw. He just LOVED cuddling with the cats so much.

It breaks my heart. I wish I had gotten a picture of him with Jasper. I hate that I don't have one, but I thought I'd really have more time =(

My heart goes out to you. We will be here for you in your time of sorrow, it helps to share your burden. take care......RIP sweet Jack.
Thank you. I appreciate it -- same to everyone else who has said so, it means a lot <3

Did you try the Holy Basil for the stressor the Igantia Amara for the grief?
I haven't, I've been drowning in tea. I have never heard of that so I'll look it up. My stomach has felt raw for days and my throat just constantly hurts, the loss just feels like it's so much and I'm starting to feel overly paranoid with my other animals now.

Oh, I'm so sorry. To lose two so close together is very hard. Rest in peace, Jack and Cici.
It is! I've never had to deal with something like this before. I've lost animals before, sure. But back to back.. This was just a whole new kind of gut punch.

I will say this. The vet was wonderful. He let me hold Jack's head and hug him while my mom held his paw. Jack went knowing he was loved for sure.
 

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He LOVED kittens, yes! We have a catahoula who gets a little rambunctious with the new kitten. Jack would lay in front of his bed area and protect him by not letting the catahoula get to rowdy with him. He loved Jasper so much. I think he knew Jasper was a baby and needed the protection. He was very much that way with my Sammy, Isabel and CiCi too.
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Here is Jack and CiCi when CiCi was a kitten =) They were fast friends, I'll tell you!

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Here is Jack and my Sammy when he was about 8 months, I think? They LOVED snuggling together.

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I haven't, I've been drowning in tea. I have never heard of that so I'll look it up. My stomach has felt raw for days and my throat just constantly hurts, the loss just feels like it's so much and I'm starting to feel overly paranoid with my other animals now.
Holy Basil is also an immune system booster so it could help with your issues too.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Jack was a wonderful loving dog. Like others have said a friend is a friend no matter what dog or cat. The pain is the same and lot's of us have felt that pain. I'm sure Jack is cuddling CiCi again. RIP sweet Jack :rbheart:
 

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Jack and CiCi were a one soul, they loved each other and couldn't be parted.
Jack just couldn't live without his other half of soul, and decided to follow her. Now they're one soul again, and waiting for you.

RIP Jack, you were a pure heart!
 

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Human and animals, we all are just visitors on Earth. We come and leave, when the Time comes, when we accomplish our Duty.
We can recognise the Soul of our animal companions in rain and wind. It is OK to cry and smile.

Hugs and tears!
 
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