My heart is heavy as I said goodbye to my “Lucky” cat…

Lucky…with his brother Baby’s catch (He knew Baby is the better hunter).

 

Lucky never wanted me to leave…

 

Lucky (r) and his brother Baby.

 

Lucky batting at the blinds…anything to make some noise & get your attention.

 

Lucky helping me getting ready in the am.

On Wednesday morning I said goodbye to my buddy, “Lucky.”

He passed away rather unexpectedly. I had taken him to the vet on Tuesday and his blood work looked really good for a 16-year old cat. The vet diagnosed him with Stage 1 kidney disease and we devised a treatment plan. He expected Lucky to live another year.

Lucky had it rather rough that night and come Wednesday morning, I knew the end was near. I wrapped him in a towel and drove to the vet with him on my lap.

He passed away on my lap in the vet’s parking lot. My last words to him were “I love you buddy.”


Lucky and his brother Baby came to me 16 years ago while I was living in Washington state. A friend in Oregon found an abandoned cat in the woods by her house. She took the cat home and realized it had been nursing.

She went back to the spot in the woods where she discovered the mama cat and found four kittens. I drove to Oregon and took home the biggest one (my Lucky) and the runt (my Baby).

I thought “Lucky” was a perfect name for my new buddy as my friend had the hindsight to go back into the woods and search for kittens. Turns out I was the lucky one.

We are all lucky to have four-legged friends cross our paths and share our lives. The live forever in our hearts and memories.

Goodbye my sweet buddy. Thanks for letting me be lucky enough to have shared a part of my life with you.

DCG

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Andy
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Andy

Very sorry for your loss. Our furry babies are like our kids.
RIP Lucky <3

Steven Broiles
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I’m so sorry to hear this. When I was growing up we had a black and white cat also named Lucky. My Uncle Rick picked up Lucky—so named because he was the only one of the litter who survived being run over by a car (the wheels missed him) and gave him to my Dad. Lucky had a black stripe on his back in the shape of a horseshoe. Lucky also made it to 16. I love cats, but as I live in a room and work so many hours, I can’t really have one. It wouldn’t be fair to… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Sometimes you’ll feel as if he is there, why not? He gave you the best sixteen years of his life, You were both “Lucky”.

Recynd77
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Recynd77

It’s true! Just last month, my son’s little Sheltie, Lucky, died (and five months to the day before that, I lost my beloved Frenchie, Pig). My husband, son, and I have all seen Lucky around the house, and I’ve seen and heard Pig. My sister told me she still sees her cat, Bella, around her house (and she never really even liked that cat!).

What heartbreak it is, losing an animal one has loved and cared for for so long!

sixbunnies
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sixbunnies

So sorry you have lost your beloved friend and Cat Lucky at the age of 16. My 2-year-old boy cat Flash looks so much like Lucky. I tell Flash, “If you weren’t here, I’d be talking to myself”! Flash wears a collar because he goes out and I don’t want some idiot thinking he’s a stray and “adopting” him. He’s already taken!

So glad you had so many good years with Lucky, hope it will console you that you gave him such a loving home.

Watertender
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Watertender

My cats are family too so I feel your loss. They give unconditional love no matter what. We lost 4 cats in a year leaving us with 1… A friend gave me a kitten a year ago which I named after his late Dad. As I type our older cat and the younger one are running thru the house playing. They are a joy in our lives and great entertainment. We love all cats but black cats have a certain charm. I have had many black cats thru my life and love their personalities. Lucky is in the land of… Read more »

greenworxx
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greenworxx

What sweet pictures of your cats. I’m so sorry Lucky had to leave before you were ready, but then, are we ever really ready to lose our human and animal family and friends?

Glenn47
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Glenn47

I am so sorry for your loss. Our pets are so much of our lives and losing them leaves a big hole.
He was a beautiful cal, RIP Lucky.

Recynd77
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Recynd77

About six months ago, I had to make the terrible decision to have my best friend, Pig (a French bulldog), down. It was the worst decision I’ve ever had to make (so far). Then, five months later to the day, my son’s pup, Lucky (the best Sheltie ever…and they’re ALL good, so that’s saying something) had to be put down (I’ll spare the story, but the term “riddled with tumors” was said). What a sad time it’s been! I’m not usually so sentimental, but I’ve really mourned the loss of our two fur-babies. The house feels so empty when it’s… Read more »

sunajAeon
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sunajAeon

Goodbye Lucky,
travel well across the Rainbow Bridge….

Joseph BC69
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Joseph BC69

Choked, quiet tears in sympathy with your loss.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I’m so very sorry. I’ve been there, it hurts. Last year we lost our beagle of fifteen years to kidney disease. A month later I awoke to find my lab dead on the stairs. He was sixteen. I think he died of old age and a broken heart. He missed his buddy. We now have two puppies and a rescue dog. I’ll never forget my Milo and Simon, but that’s how it is with animals and humans. We’re only here for a time and then we move on. We leave the living to remember us.

Zigggy
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Zigggy

Beautiful sentiment, and I’m sorry for your loss.
Lucky lives on in your heart and memories.

Al Lambdin
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Al Lambdin

I am so sorry for your loss. I have a cat and I always say ” I love you buddy to him”.When you said those were your last words to Lucky, I lost it.

Seumas
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Seumas

Condolences DCG, hopefully you’ll see that kitty again at some point, when evil is put to an end.

Lana
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Lana

DCG, Very sorry to hear of the loss of one of your beloved kitties. They really are each so unique and so much a part of us that is is sooo difficult to say goodbye to them when they have to go. It seems nature goofed on this one; that cats only live about 16 years or so and dogs even less. If it was done right they would live to be at least a ripe old 40. I’ve spent way more money than I should have on medical interventions to keep my cats with me a while longer- everything… Read more »

Hardtimes68-69
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Hardtimes68-69

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is truly one of the hardest things in life to lose a loved one, be it humans or animals. In this past year, I have lost three, with one being my loving wife of 45yrs. Each death hurts in so many different ways.

RIP Lucky, your loved one will be with you in God’s timing…

Leon Williams
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Leon Williams

We are sorry for your loss. We too lost Laverne and Shirley several years ago. No matter what one says about animals, they are family from day one. God Bless.

SmKay
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SmKay

Big hug to you DCG.
I lost my 15 yr old cat Morgan earlier this year. Half the time he slept at my feet or on my legs, the other times up by my pillow. Lucky was a lucky cat to have found you and enjoyed a life of being loved.

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

“If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

My condolences. Lucky is waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.

https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm

Kris
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Kris

My condolences on your loss. Lucky truly was a lucky cat. The many cats I have owned have been the joy of my life. I lost my beloved Zeke three years ago when he was 21. Now I have had Crispin for three years and he has been so healthy I feel truly blessed. For years prior, I have deslt with so many pet health problems it left me exhausted, even though all of my animals always had the cleanest diets and the best naturopathic care that money could buy. This time I think it’s strong genes. Crispin’s parents were… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
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Jackie Puppet

Sorry to hear about Lucky – the consolation is that he died while in your lap, and hopefully he passed peacefully, and in the knowledge that he was well-loved by you. Our buddies never want us to leave; I wish I could’ve taken my dog just about everywhere whenever I went to work. This fall seems to be a terrible time for our families and their furry loved ones. My daughter’s boyfriend just cremated his dog last weekend after he woke to find it dead. And I lost my 4-legged “brother” a few days before Halloween; my parents lost their… Read more »

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Oh My DCG, I’m mourning with you tonight. Blessed prayers to you in your grief & I hope you come to regard the “good times” w/Lucky in JOY & mostly ….remember with laughter and love and humor the “antics” of raising Lucky 🙂 I, too, lost our first family cat to kidney failure( she was age 18 & acquired her b/c I ran out the door on a rainy day to do short chore…& let the door cracked …& when I came back moments later, there she was, maybe 3-mo-old kitten, lounging on my couch. She came out of “nowhere”… Read more »

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Cinderella Broom
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I’m so sad and sorry to hear this, DCG. Heartfelt sympathy. My sweet Miri passed on this July. I recently adopted Violetta and her funny ways have brought new joy into my home. Every cat is special and your Lucky certainly had a special “mama.” Take comfort in knowing that you gave Lucky a wonderful life in a loving home. It’s all they ask; it’s all we can offer. Love ~C.

Mist'ears Mom
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Mist'ears Mom

DCG my heart breaks with you. It is never easy to say goodbye to our fur babies. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and story of his time with you. Your words & pictures speak volumes of the love you shared. He was a beautiful boy. Lucky left his loving pawprints on your heart where they will remain forever. My deepest sympathies as I have been there too. I lost my beloved Mist’ear in 2015 a month shy of 17 yrs old. I was blessed he passed with me and not in the vets office. The sadness was overwhelming, our… Read more »

Watertender
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Watertender

DCG I made a donation in Lucky’s name to a cat shelter that my brother in law volunteers at. They named a black kitten Lucky in his honor. Again we are sorry for your loss…

Dave
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Sorry to learn of your loss, DCG.

Losing a beloved pet is like losing a member of the family.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

My heart goes out to you DCG in the loss of this wonderful family member. I think our animals were designed by a loving Heavenly Father to bless us beyond measure with their presence. I look forward on the other side to be reunited with my two dogs, and three cats. The cat I have now, named Baby, looks exactly like your Lucky, except that she is blind in her left eye. She had some real health issues last week, since I was not satisfied with the help that she was getting with her long time vet–I changed to someone… Read more »

Stephen T. McCarthy
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Stephen T. McCarthy

I feel for you, DCG, as I have had several dogs in my life and I know how deep the attachments become and the pain we experience when they are gone. I’m sure you gave Lucky a great life, one he wouldn’t have had without you. There was a time when I didn’t believe we’d see / know our pets in the afterlife. But as time went on, my opinion about that was altered by The Holy Spirit, I believe. So, in my opinion (which I take no credit for), you and Lucky will be reunited sometime in the Spiritual… Read more »

Deplorable Patriot
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I’m sorry this has happened. It can be very hard to deal with. It was for me. I lost my dog in the parking lot as I was leaving the vet. Girlfriend was inside paying the bill for our visit. Dog died right in my arms. People will think I’m crazy but I literally saw something appear and fly away with him. His body left behind. The dog and I were very close. That was 3 years ago and I’m still pissed off at the vet. I’ll end that right there. We have another dog now and about 2 weeks… Read more »