5.3.10

GOOD BYE LISA



Yesterday we took a very difficult decision. I called our vet and asked her to come because Lisa couldn't eat anymore since two days and made terrible noises when she tried to eat. I gave her only the liquid of the food, but even that didn't work. Before she started to suffer and starving we thought it is better to help her over the Rainbow bridge. She died in my arms and is certainly happy that she could join her beloved Max who went to the bridge in May 2005 at the age of 19. Since he was gone she had changed and became a solitary cat. She supported the others but not too close.



Here she is maybe 6 months old. Max was like a mother to her or rather a father, they were always together and she slept against his big belly.



Lisa also loved to watch running water



napping in special places



and adored watching Mr. G shaving or sitting and helping him at the computer



She also was a good model



These are the last pictures. She had this big ball at her cheak, the size of a ping pong ball. As long as it didn't disturb her it didn't bother us eather. But probably it became bigger and that's why from one day to the other she couldn't eat anymore. Our vet said that anyway there was nothing to do anymore because her whole head was full of tumors.



This is the last picture of her, shortly before the vet came.

Fortunately we had time enough to spoil her and say good bye, so it is not so hard for us. But still, the house seams to be more empty. This morning I didn't have to let her out of her room, clean the litter box, wash and brush her, I have to get used to that. Lisa was exactly 18 years and 5 month old.

52 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry that Lisa had to go to the bridge! We are sending you lots of comforting hugs and purrs! But know that she had a happy life and will be healthy and playing again at the bridge.

Sammy and Andy said...

We are so sad....we send you loving purrs and our mama sends you loving hugs. We can see how much you loved Lisa, and we know you will miss her.

We know Max was standing there waiting to greet her and that they are so very happy to be together again.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Linens and Royals said...

Gattina, I am so very sad to hear about Lisa and I know you will miss her. I think she must have had a wonderful life with you, and been so well looked after that she lived such a long life.
Thoughts and hugs and purrs are with you. XXX

Ginger Jasper said...

gatina I am so so sorry that you lost your little one.. God speed to the rainbow bridge and to meet up with her Max..I am sorry.. Love GJ and Carol xx

Ginger said...

Oh,Gattina, I have cried over your sweet Lisa, especially the last one. It was Feb. 20 of last year that I had to put my Baby, who was 19 or 20, down. I don't care how old they are and you know it is for the best, it is so very, very hard. I am incredibly sorry.

TK said...

We are soo very very sorry for your loss. (Mommy hasa leaky face.) Lisa sounds like a very speshul girl.
We purrays that your hart not hurt fur too long but your rememberances be furrever, until you meets again at the bridge.
TK and Squashies.

Julie said...

Oh, Gattina, I am so very sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. I know it will be hard to bear. I am glad she was able to be at home and you could spend the final time together. Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Julie

Maribeth said...

Oh I am so sorry Gattina! I send warm and loving thoughts to you and Mr. G.

The Chair Speaks said...

We are so sorry. At Rainbow Bridge, Lisa is running around happily with Max. Purrs.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Poor Lisa, but as you say, she is with Max now. I do sympathise and I always shed a tear when someone loses a loved pet. I do feel for you...it was a hard decision, but the only one for Lisa's sake.

Hugs

Andrée said...

Oh, Gattina! I am crying for your loss. I can't believe it. After reading her stories all this time. She was such a lucky lady to have you caring for her. I know she is thank you from the other side of the bridge. Bless you.

meowmeowmans said...

We are very sorry that Lisa has gone to the bridge. She has a long and wonderful life with you. Thank you for loving her so much and so well. Purrs and prayers to you.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are very sad to hear that Lisa had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. We know how you will all be missing her. But 18 plus years is a good long life for a cat ~ and we just know what a loving happy home she had with you. You made the right decision not to let her suffer in an attempt to prolong her life.

(((((((((((hugs))))))))))) and purrs from us all.

ML said...

So sad to hear about your loss. We know sweet Lisa is at the Bridge,reunited with her old furriends and making new ones.
She will be missed.
Love & Purrs,
KC & Fambly

Furkidsmom said...

We're sorry to hear about Lisa. You're in our purrayers.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Happy Cat Family said...

We are so sorry for your loss...

catsynth said...

We are so sorry to hear about Lisa. We're glad we got to know her a bit during the past couple of years. Sending our thoughts to your family.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry about your beloved Lisa. She had a long and happy life and we know you must miss her terribly.

Warm purrs, tail wags & {{{hugs}}}

Anita said...

I´m so sorry :´-(

She was a pretty an great kitty, I´m sure.

((((((((Hugs))))))))

Ayla and Iza said...

We are so sorry that Lisa had to go over the Bridge, but we understand it was best for her. We know she is feeling healthy and happy again...

Cat with a Garden said...

Rest in peace, sweet Lisa. It seems you had a wonderfull fullfilled cat live and you got a great gift at the end: To pass over the Bridge at home with your loved ones. Your humans must miss you terribly. We're sending our softest purrs.
Siena & Chilli

Pierro said...

Oh I am so sorry to be late.
We love all of you very much. You gave Lisa the very very best life. Perhaps Princess called her and reminded her how tired she was.
I just know those two are friends now. Happy just like they were young and silly.

It will be so different now without her. We will be thinking of all of you, purring and praying for healing hearts. Lisa is indeed a lucky kitty to have had all of you.
what a great life, now the memories never end, and so lucky we have cameras that verify those wonderful day.
love and hugs to all of you

Pierro said...

wonderful dayS.
sorry for the typo up there.
Many many days of adventures and furry love

<3

The Island Cats said...

We just heard about Lisa going to the Rainbow Bridge. We are so sorry! She lived a long life but we know she will be missed dearly! We're purring for your during this sad time....

Brian said...

We just heard about our sweet Lisa too and all of our whiskers are weepy wet. We send you our best loving purrs.

ABBY said...

Purring for you and Miss Lisa....


Abby

Esme said...

Gattina-I am so sorry to hear about Lisa. My little ones and I send you hugs and meows-from the photos I can tell that she was part of your family and very loved.

The Creek Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet, beautiful Lisa. Please know we are purring and purraying for you during this very sad time. (((hugs)))

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Lisa had to depart for The Bridge. She lived a good, long life. We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers.

Luf, Us and Maw

Margaret said...

We are so sorry to hear about Lisa. Nineteen years old! She was a gorgeous girl.
Cat Mandu and his Mom

Whimpurr said...

We are so sorry for your loss! Lisa was a well-loved kitty and had a wonderful life! She knew she was loved and it was just her time to rest peacefully!

Parker said...

We are so sorry that Lisa had to leave for the Bridge.
Gentle purrs and hugs to you.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Lisa. She sure was a spoiled little girl and very loved. She will always live on in your hearts. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

(((HUGS)))

Judi said...

So sorry to hear about Lisa. You have many blogger buddies thinking of you.

bebi said...

hello,
I fell very sorry to see photos and read the story.
I so sorry
It was a very brave decision, the better to stop the suffering.
I wish you strength and courage

bebi

Two Sisters said...

Gattina we are so sorry for the loss of Lisa. She had a wonderful life with you and was a very sweet ladyca. We will all miss her.

Karen Jo said...

Gattina, thank you for telling me about Lisa. I was offline yesterday because I was just too tired to turn the computer on. I am so very sorry that Lisa had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge. She had a long and wonderful life with you and I am sure that you miss her terribly. I am also sure that Max was waiting for her and they are having a wonderful time together right now.

Juani said...

We hope that Lisa will be super happy where she is now.At least she will not have any more pain,and will be like a young cat again.

Good luck on getting used to life without her,we hope you can adjust well.

Everycat said...
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Everycat said...

Gattina, we send you love and rumbly purrs to comfort you. We are so sorry that beautiful Lisa had to be helped to The Bridge, but it was the kindest last gift to her that you could give. Your lovely pictures show what a long and lovely life she had. May memories soon make you smile again, knowing she is free of earthly pain, but still full of your love.

Whicky
Oliver
Gerry
& The Mum

Tiki & Kirby (& sometimes Kesey) said...

We are so very sorry about Lisa. What a character she was. Sending you purrs.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Dear Gattina and family: Our hearts go out to you. What a wonderful way to say goodbye to a dear friend.

Purrs from Cliff and Olivia

TorAa said...

It's so hard to say goodbye to a very important member of the Family since so long.
I know how it is.
You have called the Vet, and know the exact moment.
It's terrible, but also what we have to do.
Bless Lisa.
She will allways be a great part of your Cat memories

Mieoooow

john said...

I'm sorry to hear about Lisa. She is lucky to have had such a loving family, human and feline. We had to make the same decision for our little Ivy back in July, and we still miss her acutely. Cherish the memories your your sweet little cat.

MonikaRose said...

Hello,my condolences. Lisa beautiful person. I just lost my Mitz yesterday, female jackrussell foxterrian, i blogged about her during cats on tuesday too. she was 14 yrs :)

katztales said...

Oh Gattina I'm so sorry to hear this. You did the right thing. And she had a wonderful life with you. I hope you are getting plenty of cuddles from Arthur, Rosie, and the rest. Perhaps even Kim?

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

♥ Rest in peace dear
sweet tortie Lisa! ♥

Carla said...

Our hearts go out to you. I know this isn't easy, most important things aren't. How lovely she had a safe, loving home...so many don't. Have fun at the bridge, Lisa!! Many blessings to your people in your absence.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We have had computer problems and not been able to get online - oh we are so sorry that you have lost your little Lisa. She lived a long life and was loved very much. It was a gift to her to save her from suffering. Our hearts are with you in this sad time.

Mary said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! She is so pretty and so much like my cats that it makes me feel very sad. She had a very long life! I'm glad you had all those years with her.

Kea said...

We're so sorry; we just read that Lisa had gone to the bridge. We're glad you had so many years together, but of course it's so hard, no matter how much time we have with our fur companions.

Sending you all healing Light and wishing you blessings and peace.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are so sorree to hearz abouts Lisa. She waz a beeotyfull kittie full of life & obveeously furry much loved.
She looks as though she wents peecefully & wit you by her side. What a lucky old girl she waz.
We send you peece & love & many purrz fur your sadness.
Dr Tweety & da Fab Five