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Goodbye, good friend



Athena P. Cat May 1997-May 11, 2009


Athena died last night in Graham's arms at around 11:30 while I was filling out the paperwork at the emergency vet clinic to have her euthanized. We came home from seeing the Star Trek movie, and after about a half-hour, she started yowling in pain. She could barely walk, her eyes were dilated, and her tongue was hanging out. We knew it was her time and we didn't want her to suffer any more than she already did. Graham talked to her all the way to the vet's, and I think she knew how much we both loved her.

The picture above is one of my most favorite memories of Athena. It was taken while we were waiting for Hurricane Ike to hit us. Everyone else in the house was tense, but Athena just stretched out on the couch and chilled out as if she didn't have a care in the world. When the hurricane finally hit, she slept through the whole thing, between me and Graham.

More pictures of Athena below the cut.











This month can stop sucking now.

Comments

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lostvoice
May. 12th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
{hug}
charlayne
May. 12th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
She looks like she was so happy and I know she was so loved. I bet she'll find a way to come back to you again.

Hugs, sweetie.
suzannemarie
May. 12th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
archaica
May. 12th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry for your loss.
electricland
May. 12th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
rainbow
May. 12th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
*fierce hugs* and much love and healing vibes heading to you and Graham.

What a beautiufl little lady. I'm glad she was so very much loved.
stexgirl2000
May. 12th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
My condolences to you and Graham. She was happy and loved and you all did all you could to help her. :hugs:
cricketnyc
May. 12th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry *HUGS*

I never before realized how much she looks like my Charlie... perhaps he'll look out for her up there...
pawswithclaws
May. 12th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
'stina I'm so sorry. :-( Please offer Graham my condolences as well.
popgurlie
May. 12th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry, hon. i send you and graham my love.
badrahessa
May. 12th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
They are never able to stay as long as we wish they could. I'm so sorry read about this loss. *hugs*
raithen
May. 12th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
melusinehr
May. 12th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry.
momwolf
May. 12th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry. I know it hurts.
erbie
May. 12th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh no. I'm so sorry.
notcase
May. 12th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
so sorry to hear that athena didn't get better! we have been through similar eating struggles with our black kitty for years (finally diagnosed as thyroid troubles after lots and lots of vet visits and poking and prodding) and I dread the time that things take that final bad turn for him. I'll give him an extra squeeze (though he's not big on hugs) in memory of athena tonight. xoxo
djmermaid
May. 13th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm sorry she didn't make it. there is no love like kitty love.
adrililith
May. 13th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
I am so sorry.
without_me
May. 13th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
kimexclaimation
May. 13th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. What a pretty girl! I love the last picture. I love open cat mouths!
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aka_becker
May. 13th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
So far this year has officially sucked a lot. Only offset by a couple of births. I'm so sorry that Athena passed o, but I'm glad Graham was with her til the end. And I thought she was going to recover. :( {{{HUGS}}}
daojones
May. 13th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
{{love}}
rlmurphy
May. 13th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for you and Graham. She sounds like a wonderful cat who deigned to let you adore her. At least now she is no longer in pain.
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