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      Thursday, June 29, 2006

08:06 PM - 06/29/2006

The topic: Barring a miracle


We’ll be saying goodbye to Ciara tomorrow. 

I had such hope.  Even made the appointment for the MRI, for Saturday.

But I just gave her the night meds and she started crashing.  For the first time she peed herself and then pooped.  She’s so tired. She can’t even hold her head up right now.  This is no life for a cat. Whatever is wrong has progressed and it’s not good.

I don’t want to prolong the inevitable.  She has zero quality of life right now.




She’s gone.  Shortly after I’d written the above, I checked on her.  She just looked at me and cried. She tried to get up and couldn’t.  She only looked at me with those eyes and cried.

Brian went in and petted her for a while and he said we’d go. 

We took her down to the same place we took her that set up the MRI for Saturday.  We were taken right into a room and they took her into the back, still in her half carrier, put a catheter in her leg, sedated her, then brought her back to us. 

Shortly after, the vet came in and we said goodbye and Ciara was finally pain free, after so many months of hurting.

Farewell, sweet Ciara.  I’ll miss you “being cute” just for me.  Like you did one last time today.  I can’t even imagine the effort it took for you to do that, but I thank you.

Goodbye, sweetie.  We’ll miss you lots and lots.

Ciara Vista (June 10, 2006)
December 1999 - June 29, 2006

Oh, and Ciara? If you can hear me, and I think you can, give old Acidman hell for me.

Okay? Thanks, honey.


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She’s just so young for all this to be happening and to become life threatening. I just wonder at the cause and why. I guess that is just my way of thinking that I want to know the why.

That’s the reason I would prolong is if the reason for all this was found, there may be a cure with the proper treatment.

Posted by Norah @ Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 9:03:21 PM

Oh my, I am so sorry . I have tears as I read your post. It is so hard to lose a baby, but you are such a good Mom you always do your best for them . God bless you and ease your broken heart.

Posted by Bcats @ Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 11:59:39 PM


I understand, that stomach sinking, true moment when you know that you must do the right thing, and it hurts like hell, but it hurts more knowing that your precious baby is suffering. When the quality of life is gone, we must do, with full and breaking hearts that which is so necessary and so difficult. But we must.

We have all been following precious little Ciara’s trials and triumphs and we know how much you hurt right now and I promise you that we are crying right along with you.

My heart truly goes out to you and Brian, and to your wonderful little Fur Family; me and my little Fur Family send you lots of hugs, and I’ve asked my little angel kitty to show Ciara the best spots up there over the Bridge.

My candles are burning for sweet Little Ciara, and for all of you. You and Ciara are in our thoughts and prayers. I am certain that you will see her again one day.


Posted by Maary D @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:03:56 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow. Bless you and your family in this difficult time.

Brenda & Ninja

Posted by Brenda @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 5:38:28 AM

I’m so sorry.

You gave Ciara a wonderful life, and she crossed over knowing she was deeply loved.

Posted by Rahel @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:03:07 AM

*many tears* I am so sorry lv, so sad with you too.

Soar high and proud Ciara, my Tikky is there to play with you and help you swat at the falling stars.

Posted by Tik Tok @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:19:17 AM

*tears* I’m so sorry. I’m can’t find the words. *tears* I prayed and hoped along with you. I’m glad she is no longer in pain.

Posted by Melanee @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:26:17 AM

I’m so sorry you’ve had to make this decision again this year.  Poor little Ciara sure put up a fight and you were right by her side.  I’m crying here for you and that sweet little cat.

Posted by Lisa @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:38:29 AM

I am so sorry for you and Brian to lose such a sweetheart.  I am sure that DeeJay and Annie are helping her.  The tears just won’t stop in my eyes, I hope yours do soon.  Many blessings to you and all of your fur kids, especially the new ones.

Posted by May Ellen @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 10:22:15 AM

Our hearts go out to you.  Ciara was very beautiful, and she had a wonderful life.  She will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you. - Sammy and Miles (The Meezers)

Posted by The Meezers @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:08:36 AM

I’m so sorry it ended this way far too soon. She was such a beautiful little girl. Fly high Ciara.

Posted by Norah @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:18:49 AM

I just saw this at CatCall, I’m so sorry LV Ciara was one of my very favorites.

Posted by PJ and the Boyz @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:22:44 AM

::Hugs:: to you LV

I’m so sorry that Ciara is gone…she was one of my favorite kitties…so beautiful….

Posted by Fredi*Frogi @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 1:49:28 PM

I am so sorry for your loss…....I was so hoping she was on the path to recovery.  I hope you know that all your readers care deeply, appreciate all you do and that Ciara will be missed.

Posted by DonnaB @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 2:11:51 PM

Oh, I’m so so sorry, I thought that she was going to get better too. I followed her from the day the little neighbor boys told you that she was out there - til today. I can’t stop crying, you can be assured she knew she was loved and in the end she’s no longer in pain. I’ve sent up a prayer and told my “P” to show her around at the bridge. Ciara, playing in the fields,and chasing the mousies until you come for her, pain free and young forever.

Posted by kattonic @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 2:42:06 PM

So very sorry lv.  You and Brian do such wonderful things with all your kids and it must be frustrating to have lost this battle. 

Godspeed to your blue eyed girl you waited so long for.  I’m certain those blue eyes are sparkling now, pain free and healthy at last.

Posted by Lia @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 5:11:21 PM

My heart hurts for you and Brian. I know how much you loved her.
I’m so sorry.

Posted by Bobbie @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 5:30:26 PM

Our hearts go out to you.  Rest in peace, sweet little Ciara.  Hugs and headbumps from Trudy, B’Elanna, Wilella, and Muldoon.

Posted by Trudy @ Friday, June 30, 2006 - 8:15:59 PM

I’m sorry.  I so hoped it would turn out different.
I can’t believe she’s gone.  Your poor heart.

Posted by Naf @ Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 1:21:11 PM


I’m so sorry and my heart hurts along with yours.  I know you would have done anything to make poor Ciara whole and pain-free.  But the poor little thing was just worn out.  Letting them go is the hardest thing love asks of us but she is free of her suffering now.  You are all in my heart and in my thoughts today.

Posted by Laura (Alaska) @ Sunday, July 02, 2006 - 12:13:33 PM

So sorry for your loss….I’ve been watching your babies for years now…my deepest sympathy to you…and many blessings for dear sweet ciara whose presence on this earth has made it a more beautiful place..you will be missed…

Posted by marsha (bella) @ Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 6:12:52 AM

Oh, I am sooooo sorry, I was hoping for you that things would work out for her. She was a very cute kitty and she was very lucky to have people in her life that cared for her the way you and Brian did. The cat world is blessed to have people like you in it, so many people just don’t care about animals.

Many people have been watching the progress of Ciara and are sending you our love. Take care, again, I am so sorry.

Posted by Kathy B @ Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 8:44:04 AM

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