Monday, November 10, 2008

* My sweet Maja...*




Today was a very hard day for me and my cat...I had to put my dear cat Maja down...she was so sick...I didn't want her to suffer any longer...
Maja is a Main Coon such a beautiful, smart, gentle and adoreable cat...she was living with us for 17 1/2 years she was my real first pet...I had no idea how hard it is to let an animal go...she was a part of my family...and will always be!
My friend Jennie went with me to the Vet for support and afterwards we buried her at a nice place on her property...I'm so thankful for that...I know we have to move again in 2 years and Jennie is planning to stay for a long time...that makes me feel better. Even her dog Tye and her cat Muffin joined in us as we put her in the ground...
Jennie thank you so very much for being there for me...you are such a sweet person...I'm glad I'm having you as my friend :)
Maybe she will sit in my Dad's lap now :)
Maja, we love you!

14 comments:

The Smiling Goat said...

Ivonne,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loved one Maja! I too have a main coon that is still living with my Mother in Ohio.I know how hard it is to let go of a pet but I can bet she does have a warm spot in your Father's lap and they are both smiling down on you now!
Many Blessings and keep yuor chin up!

Kim

Tallowberry said...

I'm so sorry, Ivonne. What a sad, heartbreaking task. Maja was most fortunate to have you.

Take care of yourself~

Diane

Dogpatch Primitives said...

oh Ivonne, I'm so sorry. I know how deep your love for your sweet Maja is. I'm so thankful that you have a good friend to help you through this very rough time. You gave your sweet Kitty a wonderful life, and I hope that it will bring you comfort some day just knowing what a good life she had b/c of you.
Your baby got to cross the Rainbow bridge today, and yes, I'll bet she's curled up on your dear Fathers lap, purring away, w/ no more pain or suffering, thanks to your being so merciful.

Sending you hugs and wishes for comfort.

Patty

The Crackling Crows said...

Thank you so much Kim, Diane and Patty for your thoughtful postings...it means so much to me...

I hope she is with my Dad...he liked her too :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Ivonne, I am so sorry to hear about your kitty Maja! We are cat parents and we have 8 of them and our oldest is 17-1/2 and he too is a maine coon..we have 2 maine coons and aren't they just the best kittys...She is a beautiful kitty and is happy and whole again and probably with your dad..Please know you are in my thoughts...Take care.
Gina

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

I love Maja and nvere met her. She is sooo pretty.Thats a beautiful thought of her in your dad's lap.♥
Ivonne please thank your friend for me for being there for you. I was worried about you being alone dring such a fragile time.
Hugs♥~~Pam

Diane Duda said...

I'm so sorry. :(
17 1/2 years is a long time, but that doesn't make you miss her any less.
So good that you found her a nice resting spot and I also love the thought of her keeping your dad company. :)

xo
Di

Jenny said...

So sorry for our loss. I am sure it was such a terrible thing to go thru. I have been there. My husband wants a main coon. I am not sure. I heard they are territorial and I want more animals...Maybe when we have a farm.

I hope you remember all the good memories and not the bad. Take care!

Jennie said...

Ivonne, I am so glad I was able to be there for you. You are a wonderful friend and so compassionate. I am proud of you for loving Maja so much that you put her needs in front of your own. You have done a brave and noble thing. She is in the most perfect and beautiful place now. One day she will be with you again. I love you and admire your courage. Love, Jennie

fiddlestixstudios said...

Oh Ivonne,I'm so very,very sorry for the loss of your dear cat.I can't imagine how hard that was for you.Our pets definitely become our close friends and companions.I'm glad you had a friend that you could lean on.
Big Hugs:),
~Mandy

rockriverstitches said...

Ivonne, So sorry to hear about your sweet kitty Maja. I know exactly how you are feeling. I had to put my kitty Socks down about a month ago. He was getting pretty sick too.

Lots of hugs,
Tammy

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Have a good one!

Pea said...

Ivonne,
I am so, so very sorry for your loss of your beloved kitty. I know just how you feel. Letting a pet go is very hard and feels just like the loss of a family member.
May God heal your heart and hopefully you can love another kitty in time.
Blessings,Pea

Dani said...

I am sorry for the loss of your kitty. I know how it feels to loose the loved one, My fat Siamese of 15 years passed away 6 years ago. I still miss her dearly. She was my little girl I didn't have, and when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, she passed. She had wonderful life. So sorry. I have given you an award on my blog, come grab it sweetie when you're feeling better.
Hugs
Dani