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RIP Artemis

At 2 pm today, Artemis passed exactly the way I want to go: with John stroking her head and murmuring her name until she fell asleep.

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herzograven
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
sorry to hear that love
at least she had the best two people with her when she went
we can all just hope to be that lucky

hope john's not doing too terrible
if you guys need anything .. you know we're here

love you
libras_art
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
I reiterate, if either of you need anything, just ask. We love you both very much...
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satharn
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I'm glad her passing was peaceful. If it helps I still have Hermes her son and he is happy as a clam.
mcamason
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm so so sorry to hear that, my dear friend, and so glad that y'all were there for her. I'm glad I got a chance to see her yesterday.

Give John a big ol' hug and kiss from me, and my love to you both.
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soberchef
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
we are so sad for your loss. What a beautiful way for her to have ended her journey, knowing she was surrounded by love.
disbandedtoastr
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry girl.
=o(

But while she was here, the was the best taken care of cat in the world. I know she loved being with you guys, and I know she's gonna take all those kitty stories with her to make all the other kitties up there jealous.

And Molley will have a playmate till we all get there.
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madladyred
Nov. 11th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
It was so weird! We got home from leaving your place, and really we were only going to stop to drop off a sandwich for Monkeys - so thank God for that, but when we got there he was in a panic looking for the number for the emergency vet. It was horrible. She was just lying in her litter box. We knew she was failing, but she had been doing soooooo much better that it truly stunned me. On the bright side, she went really quickly, so she did not suffer for very long and she got a few extra months of life she wouldn't have otherwise. (scratching her post, head butting us for pets, etc.)

Crazy how attached you can get to the dear little things. Last night I dreamt she got outside, and we were searching and searching for her but couldn't find her.

LOVE YOU.

Oh, and thank you for the book and marker! Monkeys sniffed the highlighter multiple times last night. :)
droidgirl
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.

I'm glad you and John got to be with her and that she was surrounded by family when she passed.

Love you guys and I'm here if you need anything.
madladyred
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm glad she was wondering around a bit on Saturday night. I know she slept next to you for a while on one of the couch pillows.
captain_drew
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Ohhhh :(
So sorry :(

A friend over in South Carolina finally had to put down his dog, coincidentally with the same name: Artemis.
madladyred
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's so hard; they really do become like family. Last night I dreamt I was looking for her and couldn't find her.

That is extremely coincidental with the names! I feel for your friend.
kwix
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear...
Sorry to hear it but if it was her time to go, at least John was there to comfort her.
madladyred
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry to hear...
I am sooooooo thankful for that! She responded to her name, and we got to stroke her the entire time.

Also so thankful that I got to be there, too, because it started while I was out of the house. I got back from church literally just in time. He was searching for the emergency vet's number when I walked through the door. He definitely was in no shape to drive, so I was needed. Plus, I would have regretted that the rest of my life - for not being there for him and for missing out on seeing her one last time.
sarahtoalaska
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Im sorry. Hug John extra long for me.

I know it's shitty. It's been a shitty cat loosing kind of year. Artemis, Pooka and Spot can all hang out in kitty heaven.

If you want I can make beads for you.
madladyred
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Please. John and I were talking about that at the emergency vets today. The nurse there thought your beads were a beautiful idea, by the way. We should get her ashes a week from Wednesday. I don't know how much you will need or how hard it is to do, but John wanted to know if you could make a bead for Rhonda, too. Of course, if you wanted one as well.

The nurse was extremely nice. I told John she reminded me a lot of you, actually.

Somehow, it's reassuring to know that Pooka and Spot and Molley are there to great her. (It's so weird, that thought also brings a flood of tears with the reassurance.)
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elliedee
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear this.
madladyred
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) It's surprising how attached you can get. John had her for 16 years. She really was part of the family. Plus, she didn't realize she was a cat, so she acted human most of the time, and she was very convincing. What's really strange are all the little things that remind you. This morning about five minutes before my alarm was to go off I braced myself for her jumping on me. Then, I started to cover my pillows to protect them as she likes to sleep where my allergy prone eyes go, but suddenly remembered I didn't have to. That kept happening with shutting the closet door, shutting the bedroom door, etc. Still, I know this is better for her.
magnet5
Nov. 10th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Hugs
madladyred
Nov. 11th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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