It 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.
She 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.
I 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…
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.
So true. ❤
Thank you, Claudia.
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I’m so sorry for your loss. 😦
So sorry for your loss 😦
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.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the kind words…
I’m so sorry to hear that, Austin. It’s hard to lose a beloved pet. They are part of the family.
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
Thank you. I will remember that…
i’m so sorry, austin. hugs
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.
Geez, I’m so sorry for your loss. This is so hard…
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.
Thank you, Becca. Sorry for your loss…
I am very sorry for your loss.
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!
I’m sorry for your loss.
I’ve got a cat too and I’ll be terribly heartbroken when his time comes.
Don’t worry about that now. Just love your kitty!
So sorry! BIG hugs to you.
I’m so sorry for your loss but at least she went peacefully, loved and without pain.
Oh that’s terribly sad, Austin. Luna Princess is at peace now. What a mystery. *hugs*
I’m so sorry Austin – it’s the worst feeling in the absolute world when they leave us… Thinking of you
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.
It is so hard, isn’t it?
Yes, it is.
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.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
😦 There are just no words.
No, there are not…
Oh I’m so sorry to hear this. Luna was so lucky to have you as her Daddy x
Sorry to hear that
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😻
I’m so sorry for your loss.
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.
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.
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.
My deepest sympathies. I cried for days when my dog died, so I know how you feel. Writing her a poem helped me purge.
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.
My sincerest condolences. Cats are friends, cats are family. Hope you recover from this sudden tragedy as soon as possible!
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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!
So sorry to hear about Luna. I feel your pain, love cats and shed tears myself when my cats died many years ago.
Thank you. Sorry for your loss…
It was many years ago Austin but it was a very sad time, my beautiful cat, Chester who I loved so much, was hit by a car. 😦
Oh my goodness. That is so sad…
Yes it was. He was such a tom cat with character, there’s a photo of him here: https://mjmallon.com/2014/04/27/writers-journey-how-did-it-all-happen/