Goodbye, Miss Luna

Luna, cats, pets, loss of a pet, life, Modern PhilosopherIt is with a heavy heart and ears filled with tears, Modern Philosophers, that I share that Miss Luna has left The House on the Hill to go to her new home in Kitty Heaven.

She left us at some point during the night, going peacefully in her sleep.

Luna had been sick for several months, and had recently taken a turn for the worse.  I had taken to feeding her with an eyedropper, cleaning her nose multiple times a day, and giving her daily steams in hopes of clearing her nose.

In recent days, she had regained her appetite and taken to eating if I would hold her plate up for her.  While she still wouldn’t go up the stairs, and wandered aimlessly from time to time, she had put on weight and seemed in better spirits.

Luna was a shy, sweet kitty.  It took her months to warm up to me after I brought her home from the Humane Society.  I can still remember how thrilled I was when she nervously climbed into my lap for the first time.

Luna, cats, pets, loss of a pet, life, Modern PhilosopherShe enjoyed curling up on my chest when I slept, and was forever climbing up into the cupboards as if to prove she was part mountain lion.

Luna came down with a stuffy nose about six months ago, and the vet could never figure out what is was that plagued her.

I have been crying like a baby all day.

Even though I knew she was not well, Luna had made so much progress over the past week that I thought we were out of the woods.  This mystery ailment came and went on a whim, and lately, I had begun to believe that she had made it through another cycle.

My neighbors probably heard me crying hysterically out on the porch this morning, but I had to let it out.  I didn’t want Cali to see me so upset, so I fled to the quiet of the porch.

Now I’m worried that poor Cali will be completely out of sorts without her big sister.  When I adopted them, the Humane Society staff made it clear that they were a package deal.  Cali has never been without Luna, so I just hope she will be okay.

Luna, cats, pets, loss of a pet, life, Modern PhilosopherI broke down at the vet’s this morning as I explained what had happened.  He looked genuinely chagrined that he could never figure out what was wrong.

I somehow survived the day at work, but I did go to the bathroom for a good cry twice.

Now, I’m crying again.  I can’t stop actually.  I’m going to miss my Luna Princess.

The one comfort I take in all this is that Luna knows I did everything I could to take care of her.  I doted on her for the past several weeks, and gave her all the love I possibly could.

I just wish I could have done more.  And told her one more time how much I love her.

Goodbye, Miss Luna. Daddy loves you…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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73 Responses to Goodbye, Miss Luna

  1. Claudia says:

    It’s always hard to put a “like” on such a sad story, but sometimes it’s better than an emoji with a tear. Those don’t feel real. And I feel your pain. Now your kitten is free to run and catch mice and climb trees and hang with other kitties. Bless you both.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. 😦

  3. Sofia Leo says:

    So sorry for your loss 😦

  4. holley4734 says:

    Sorry to hear about Miss Luna. I know it is heartbreaking to lose a kitty. We lost Lilyrose a few months ago. Still sad. Hope everything gets better for you.

  5. susielindau says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Austin. It’s hard to lose a beloved pet. They are part of the family.

  6. geminilvr says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our pets leave such a huge hole in our heart when they leave. Always remember that you gave her such a great life and so much love

  7. ksbeth says:

    i’m so sorry, austin. hugs

  8. My sincerest condolences. I lost my dog Bernadette yesterday. She’d been with me for over 13 years. It’s never easy, but there are always more animals out there who need our love and I like to think that’s how we can honor our late friends.

  9. I am so, so sorry. Losing a pet is losing part of your family. When we had to put my cat down a few years ago, I cried myself to sleep on more than one occasion. I’m sure Luna knew how much you love her, and appreciated the life you gave her.

  10. Holly says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.

  11. JustJan says:

    It is heartbreaking to lose someone you love. I am so sorry for your loss. Lovely Kitty, lovely life you gave her! How lucky was she to have you!

  12. Phil Taylor says:

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  13. grannyK says:

    So sorry! BIG hugs to you.

  14. davidprosser says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss but at least she went peacefully, loved and without pain.

  15. Oh that’s terribly sad, Austin. Luna Princess is at peace now. What a mystery. *hugs*

  16. I’m so sorry Austin – it’s the worst feeling in the absolute world when they leave us… Thinking of you

  17. Tim Gatewood says:

    My deepest condolences to you for your loss. I’ve had 6 cats cross that rainbow bridge. Each one took a piece of my heart with them.

  18. I’m so very sorry for your loss, I just lost my little angel puppy, she was 14, but still like a pup. They are so much a part of us, I really am sorry your little kitty had to leave you too.

  19. 😦 There are just no words.

  20. thebeasley says:

    Oh I’m so sorry to hear this. Luna was so lucky to have you as her Daddy x

  21. Ben Aqiba says:

    Sorry to hear that

  22. Ritu says:

    Honestly I have a tear in my eye reading that . I’m so sorry for your loss Austin. Hope she’s happy in kitty heaven. Love me and Sonu Singh x😻

  23. Julia Weston says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  24. Tia Shurina says:

    My condolences Austin. And, a prayer 4 a peaceful transition…for Luna & her sister Cali…and, of course for u as well as u move thru a very sad time. Our pets become a profound part of our family. My sympathy as you mourn.

  25. My heart breaks for you. You are so right in what you said: she definitely knows how much you loved her and doted on her and you did everything in your power to help her. She couldn’t have gone to a better, more loving person than you. Be comforted in that knowledge. Cuddles for both you and Cali.

  26. D. Parker says:

    Austin, I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. Luna was a fine furry friend and beloved family member and I know how much you’ll miss her. I’m glad you found each other and had time together. Big hugs for both you and Cali.

  27. Gail Kaufman says:

    My deepest sympathies. I cried for days when my dog died, so I know how you feel. Writing her a poem helped me purge.

  28. jaypochapin says:

    Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. My family and I pray for your comfort. In time, your grief will have run its course. Look after the little one.

  29. Boldbrothers says:

    My sincerest condolences. Cats are friends, cats are family. Hope you recover from this sudden tragedy as soon as possible!

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  31. jamesbradfordpate says:

    Reblogged this on James' Ramblings and commented:
    I do not know this particular blogger, but this post was recommended in my feed. I like this post because I love cats, and I am so sorry for his loss.

  32. Misc. Department says:

    I know what you are going through, and I am so very sorry. Losing an animal hurts a lotttt. Luna seemed like such a little darling!
    I hope you’ll find some peace soon!

  33. So sorry to hear about Luna. I feel your pain, love cats and shed tears myself when my cats died many years ago.

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