Monday, August 22, 2011

Goodbye my little friend

This afternoon Isaid goodbye to my beloved little furbaby, Floris, the brave little kitty who held out  so long against his sarcoma. I had him on heavy painkillers because I suspected a nerve problem in his left front paw, but when I noticed yesterday that his right pupil was bigger than the left one, I suspected a cerebral metastasis, too. He did not have much of a problem with it, but I know I could not have kept it in check much longer.
He still ate relatively normally and just before the vet came he drank a load of my milk :-)
(Thank heaven my vet makes housecalls for this sort of thing)

Again I want to thank the vets of Utrecht for their dedication and help; we all did the best we could for him and I think he had an extra year free of trouble because of his treatment at the faculty. Thank you Jolle, thank you Bas,thank you to Ilonka, Willemijn and others who took care of him, and also thank you to the kind vet who took her time this afternoon to see him out

Goodbye my friend.


  1. Oh, Elly, what can I say except that I am so sorry. Floris will always have a special place in your heart, my heart goes out to you, he was like a child to you after all. Wish I was there to give you a hug!!!!

    Lots of Love

  2. Elly, I am so sorry you have had to go through this. I know how difficult it was for you. I had a wonderful cat for 12 years awhile ago and had to make the same decision. It still was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. What sweetness and comfort our cats can give to us. I haven't been brave enough to have another one after I lost him.
    Big hugs to you during this time of grieving. You will have so many fond memories to look back on.

  3. I feel so sad. I've lost three myself, and it is painful even in the best of cicumstances. Be gentle with yourself the next few days. I'm sending prayers for both you and Floris.

  4. I am so sorry about your beautiful friend. They have a way of attaching themselves to your heart. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. A Big Hug for you. Maria

  5. I'm sorry you have to go through this situation. Think, you've done everything for your friend and take all your love and affection. I send you a big hug, with much courage and strength. Thank you for caring for these wonderful beings and give everything for them.
    Best Regards

  6. Elly, je pense bien à vous car le chagrin est si grand quand nous perdons un de nos compagnons.
    Il reste les bons souvenirs . Votre décision est la meilleure car vous avez fait tout votre possible pour Floris .
    Plein d'amitié pour cette journée de chagrin. Béatrice

  7. oh elly wat naar voor je
    ik wens je heel veel sterkte!

  8. Thank you all for your hugs and sweet thoughts. I am really sad; he was a great little guy and I am really going to miss him. he was much loved and gave a lot of love back to me.

  9. I'm so sorry, Elly. Floris looks very much like our Cassie. We had to put her down due to cancer in her mouth. It's so hard to say goodbye but please take comfort in how well you cared for him.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. It was not that long ago that I went through a similar thing. Our furry loved ones always leave us too soon. Hugs.

  11. Floris heeft al die fijne jaren zo enorm geboft met jou, ik wens je veel sterkte Elly.

  12. I am so sorry. I'm crying this is so sad.

  13. Dear Elly, just to say how truly sorry I am to hear about your beautiful little Floris. My heart really goes out to you. Take comfort in all the times & wonderful memories you must have of your dear little cat. Sending hugs & lots of love to you from here in the UK. Rest well little Floris... x x x

  14. Oh Elly... I've been there and can appreciate how you must be feeling! Yours was the best love of all: you did what you could but then you had the courage to stand back and do what must be done to avoid pain & suffering.
    If there were more people like you with compassion and love for those dependant on us, the world would be a gentler, kinder place.
    While I know its too early for you yet, I know that someday another gentle little creature will find its way into your heart.
    big hugs K

  15. Hi Elly, Seeing pictures of Floris, I feel even worse, he was such a lovely cat. I am so sorry that your good friend is gone from you, but you took care of him to the end. I hope your other fur babies can help comfort you.

    Hugs, Cookie

  16. Again, thank you all.I do miss him, he was such a lovebug, bringing me to bed each night,waking me up in the morning for a cuddle.He leaves lovely memories, but a big hole in our household.

  17. Hi Elly, Im so sorry for your loss its nice that you cared for him for so long and he had a wonderful loving home but saying goodbye is so hard im sending a great big hug

  18. Oh Elly, how could I have missed this post? I was looking for word about darling Floris but didn't see it. My friend, I am so sad for you that you have had to experience this. But Floris was so fortunate that he had such a lovely life with you, and that you were able and willing to give him the extra time that you did. My heart hurts for you; I know the pain of saying goodbye to such a beloved member of the family. I know too that by now you are treasuring happy memories of your time together and that they won't fade.
    Big hugs