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It is done.



She will sleep forever, now.

Is it weird that I took photos of her?

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jeriendhal
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
It's not weird. I took a photo of Salem back in December the day I to take him to the vet for the last time.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
rain_oubliette
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
My deepest condolences on your loss.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
siliconshaman
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
No, it's not weird. I did the same with Catkin.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
fjm
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
So very sorry, And not in the least weird. It still hurts that we lost all the pics of my beloved Hubble when we had a lap top stolen. This icon is the only one I have.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Also, thank crikey for flickr. Thank you again for your signal-boost, as well.
groolover
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Not weird at all. I have a whole set of photos labelled "Aslan's last day". *hug* So sorry about Smudge.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
elyssa
Jan. 21st, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
It's not weird. You did what felt right at the time.

My sincerest condolences to you. Losing a furry loved one is heartbreaking...
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
court9
Jan. 21st, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Natalie,

I'm sending you love from across the pond. Being housebound, I know you're going to feel it hardest. I know that I'll be losing my shit when any of our cats get seriously ill or die, and I'll need to hear what I'm offering you; take what you like, ignore the rest.

I'm not sure exactly what I believe overall, or what you believe... but I choose to believe that Smudge knows how much you love him, and that (s)he's waiting for you in whatever "better place" we're supposed to go to when we die, lounging in the baskets of yarn, needles, hooks, and notions that await us there. (Not sure I believe it, but imagining a Crochet Wonderland Afterlife makes me feel better.) I do hope you're able to come to some understanding that helps you in the following days, even if it's not what you truly or usually believe.

Please be gentle with yourself. It's important to take care of ourselves in times like these. You really need to make sure you're eating, at least enough to take your meds.


Gentle hugs or shoulder pats or head scratches or whatever best suits your needs,
robyn



Edited at 2013-01-21 07:12 pm (UTC)
court9
Jan. 21st, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
and OHMYGOD I'm sorry for choosing the wrong cat name. I kind of hate myself right now because of it.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
It was Smudge. You did not choose wrong.

I believe that we are all made of atoms that were made in stars (and so we are all made of stars) and that we go back to be atoms again.

I am just grateful that she was not in pain as such, even if she was very uncomfortable and feeling ill. I am also grateful that, unlike our childhood dog that was euthanised in that same room when I was 18, Smudge did not react and just fell asleep. Actually, most of the photos I took at the time were of her after her heart had stopped and you would never know by looking at her.

Edited at 2013-01-21 11:55 pm (UTC)
sweetmeow
Jan. 21st, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about Smudge. :( Sometimes it's better to just "let go" and try not to over do on all the medical intervention. It's hard to make that decision, though... I know. And - my thoughts are with you as you go through your grief.

And - no - it is not weird to have taken pictures of her. I did the same thing just before we packed Shadow into the car for her last trip to the vets. I admit, however, that I still can't look at them.... But - they are there.
natf
Jan. 21st, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
I am pleased to have these photos of her, many of which were taken after her heart stopped, because they show that she was more relaxed and calm looking afterwards and just looked like she had fallen asleep with her eyes open. One of them is probably the best photo I ever took of her eyes.
wolfteaparty
Jan. 22nd, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about Smudge. *hugs*
natf
Jan. 22nd, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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