Saturday, December 19, 2009

Baby Jake Zipdrive
Dec. 10, 2007--Dec. 19, 2009





My youngest kitty Baby Jake was euthanized today by my kindly veterinarian.
He had rapid onset liver failure, and the vet saw no way to save him. I held him and petted him as she injected him with go-to-sleep meds.
Thirty seconds later, he was gone. She put his head on a little towel and covered him with a soft blue blanket after he had passed. I kissed his little head goodbye and the vet, her assistant and I hugged and cried.
Two years is not a long life, but he had a happy one filled with toys, two big brothers who always played gently with him, and a mama who loved him very much.
Godspeed, little man.

19 comments:

Fran said...

I am so sorry for your loss Karen. The loss of a pet is always very hard, harder than people in many ways. Their furry love for us is so capricious yet unconditional.

Matty Boy said...

Sorry for your loss, kz. He was adorable.

Distributorcap said...

i am so sorry kz - i know how hard it is. carlos is still meowing for baby jake

cuz2 said...

So sorry cuz2. Ray Charles is sending you some virtual kisses.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Kitty knew he was loved by you.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Thank you all.
James and Nick, my other two kitties, slept right beside me last night because they were sad, too.
Cuz2's Ray Charles is her adorable blind puppy. He's all light cocoa color, his fur, nose, eyes, etc.
D-Cap was Baby Jake's godfather.

deb said...

{{{KZ,James,Nick}}}

Shelley T said...

Oh, I am so sorry, Karen. Baby Jake was a very special little fellow and I am just glad that you both had each other for these past 2 years. Too short a life, certainly, but a happy one without a doubt. Rest in peace, Baby Jake. :'(

nonnie9999 said...

so sorry, zippy. i know what that's like, and my heart will forever be broken. hugs.

Lulu Maude said...

Zippie, dear... rapid onset liver failure? What sadness. Baby Jake lives in our loving memories.

Soso sorry.

dguzman said...

Oh Karen... Hugs to you and the big boys. We'll all miss him.

Iain said...

So sorry KZ, more hugs.

Randal Graves said...

:(

My condolences.

okjimm said...

two years or ten years... when the love flows... time no longer counts. Sorry, kiddo.

Dusty said...

He is still alive in your memory KZ and his brothers know how your hurting.

He was loved every day he was on earth with you.

Julien Sharp said...

Love to baby Jake. So sorry to hear this, but thank you for giving him such a lovely time with you and his big brothers.

Love,
Julien

bigsis said...

No kitty could have had a better life than baby Jake. I'm very sorry he's gone but I'm glad he's not suffering anymore.

I know you must have a million funny stories about that little character- he was a corker!

Sue said...

:(

Freida Bee, MD said...

late to say it, but I am sorry.