Friday, January 29, 2010

Mommy Loves You Toby!


Today we had to put our cat, Toby, to sleep! We noticed the past week or so that he had lost a lot of weight. I called the vet yesterday to make an appointment for today.

Last night, Toby got really bad and we knew that things weren't looking good!

I think this was God's way of letting us know that he wasn't going to get any better. It gave us a chance to come to grips with what we had to do and to say goodbye as best we could.

Today we had to let Toby go!

Toby was our guard dog/cat and he was my friend when I was sad. He seemed to always know when I was upset or sick and he would come and love on me! He has followed me around these past few months all over the house. Toby knew I was sick and must have known that he was sick!

I will miss you Toby! You were a good kitty! Mommy loves you! :(

Thank you God for letting us have Toby for 13 years!

I am so sad!

22 comments:

Randee E said...

So sory to read about Toby, Kelley! It's amazing how these furry litle critters become such an integral part of our lives. My heart goes out to you! And I wanted to say congrats on being published in Stamp It! I picked up a copy a few days ago and was SOO excited to see both you and Courtney in there. Your cards were beautiful, congrats again !! . . .P.S. can I have your autograph ;0)

Amy Heller said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Kelley! Toby knows you love him and miss him! Hugs!
Amy

It's Jenn! said...

Kelley, I am heartbroken for you. You've read my posts and know how much I love my furbabies. I couldn't imagine the pain. They're in our lives for a reason though and I'm sure those 13 years were full of wonderful time spent with him.

emily said...

oh no...so sorry to read this! i simply adore my cat and feel for you! hugs from northern california.

emily

Nancy L. said...

So sorry to hear about Toby :( We had a couple of dogs die throughout the years and I know the feeling!!

Christina Smith said...

Oh my...now I'm in tears and I'm on hold with an insurance company. I get super emotional about these things. It's so sad! (((HUG))) He looks so much like my Tigger!

Carly said...

I am so sorry Kelley, and feel completely heartbroken for you. I can totally relate to how difficult it is to lose a furry family member. (((Sending you Big hugs)))

LeAnne said...

Aw, Kelley, I am so sorry to hear about your cat....I know my cat is on borrowed time....she is 17 years old and still very spry and a happy cat!!! We are blessed to have her fur balls flying around! May you have many happy memories!!

The Quiles Family said...

AWWW! That cat never liked us girls much, but I know he was important to you and because of that it makes me sad!
Love you Kelley!

Sarah Craig said...

I'm so sorry, Kelley! You were blessed to have him so long, but I know you miss him now even more because of it..... (((((Hugs))))

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I can't even imagine how sad you must be! I'm so sorry for your loss. The cat I've had since I was 8 is still alive and kicking. I'm going to be a total mess when she passes on. Hope your weekend gets better, hugs :)

Sarah said...

Ohhh Kelly..I am SO sorry! We are a cat family (3) and one of them looks just like your kitty.
On a lighter note..I got my Stamp it today and was drooling over your cards!!! Awesome.

AnitaRex said...

Oh goodbye Toby! He sounds like such a good cat to follow you around when you could use it! You had him for such a long time I am sorry he is gone now!

Margaret said...

I am sorry to hear about Toby. My Mickey was almost 13 years old when I had to do the same thing with him. I know how much it hurts. You will miss him, but time helps ease the pain.

Catherine said...

Kelley I'm so sorry to hear about your cat being so sick and you needing to make a hard choice to put him down. Hugs to you from me.

Krista said...

Oh Kelley I am so sorry to hear about Toby. I know how painful that must be for you. My cat Tegan became ill and passed away after surgery right after my hysterectomy. I was so sad. Like your Toby, she gave me extra cuddles - especially when I was sick. I know you will miss Toby, but you were so lucky to have such a good cat-friend for so long.
{Hugs}

Lynnette said...

My heart aches for you. I'm glad you had him in your life for so long. Our pets are truly part of the family, so it's so painful to lose them.

Lea L. said...

I am so sorry to hear this Kelley. I can't imagine how much your heart aches right now. The two pups we have right now are my first, and I can't imagine losing them. HUGS to you and your family.

♥Lea

Alanna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Toby. Losing a pet is a tough thing. I don't look forward to the day when my kids have to deal with that.

Elise said...

My sweet heart.

I'm so sorry.

My heart has no problem aching for you and the loss of you dear friend. Oh, it can hurt so deeply.

You did the right thing. Toby is grateful and God is proud... Toby was blessed to have "people" like you guys - No higher honor exists for a pet, than being properly loved.

God bless you guys!

Janelle said...

Oh, Kelley. I'm so sorry. I know how hard that was -- and is still. But what a great picture of him on your blog. Looks like he was a real sweetie. So glad he was able to enrich your life for 13 years!

Sum said...

SOrry to hear Toby is gone! I will say some prayers for your family!

-Sum