Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Farewell Smoky Brown




We have been very sad here all week. Mom's Grandkitty, Smokey has been very sick.  He was so cold,  throwing up and his breathing was ragged.  Mom picked him up and took him to the vet.  They could not get a temperature on him, so it was below 90 (should be 98). His kidney values were shy high and so was his liver.  After two days on a heating bed and with IV fluids, he was not getting much better. His temp never got above 94 and he had not eaten.  The vet did not tell us that he was blind.   Today his Mom and Girl (she is 18) had to make the hardest discussion any pet lover can make.  Even though he had improved a little and was able to see a little, he did not act like he knew we were there.  The vet thought his mind had been affected,   so we sent him to the Rainbow Bridge at 7:20 this evening.

This is a picture of Smokey from a few years ago.  Sorry it is so tiny.









I took this picture Monday at the Vet's office.  As you can tell he was not  feeling well.



I took this one tonight as we all said good by.


He was Mac's litter mate.  He has joined his brother and Sister Em at the bridge.  His sister Lightening is already showing signs of depression.   

25 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear that Smoky went to the Bridge.

Truffle and Brulee

A few Good Cats said...

It is so hard to watch your loved ones as they get sicker and more frail. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers...

Sparkle said...

So sad. Purrs to Smokey's family - he was a very handsome kitty.

Prancer Pie said...

This gifs us the sads. Purrs to Smoky's family. xoxo

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I'm so sorry, Nan. My sincere condolences to Smokey's loved ones.

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie are so so sorry to read about dear Angel Smoky. Purrs and hugs to you all. Take care
x

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear about sweet Smoky Brown. We send many purrs and hugs to his family.

The Monkeys said...

Oh, we're so sorry to hear about Smokey and we send big purrs to all who loved him.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so very sorry...Of course you made the best decision for him, for *his* Highest Good. Sending you all soft purrs of comfort, wishing Smoky Brown godspeed.

Rene said...

Aww, we are so sorry. Sending gentle purrs from our house.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry Smokey was ill and had to go to The Bridge. We send our purrs and condolences to all who loved him.

Random Felines said...

we are so sorry about Smokey..... it never gets easier and it doesn't matter the circumstances.

Pattyskypants said...

Such a difficult thing to go through! We are glad you did not let Smokey suffer any longer. xxoo Bhu (who, himself is not feeling that well today. Keeping fingers crossed that it is just a bit of arthritis!) xxoo Patty

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh no, we are so sorry. RIP Smoky.
Purrs,
JB

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry, this is so sad.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Smokey. RIP, sweet one.

Photo Cache said...

Oh so sorry for your loss kitties. We will purray for you all.

kisses,
emma and buster

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

Our deepest condolences today as you struggle to adjust to a life without Smokey. A new angel is above you now, keeping watch over you now, as you did for him when he was here on earth.

CCL Wendy said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beloved grandkitty. It's very hard for anyone to go through much less a young lady.

It's the saddest part of having a pet, but at least you know that Smoky's not in distress any longer.

He will be with you always in your heart and in spirit.

Forever Foster said...

We are so very sorry that Smokey was called across the Bridge. We are sending soft purrs to his family, and gentle pats to his sister.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry it was Smokey's time to leave. It's always so hard to say good-bye. We send lots of pawhugs to you all!

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Smokey, you are in our thoughts.

Oskar said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I know it must be a heartbreaking time.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & his mom person Pam

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I am sorry that Smoky Brown had to leave you. We will be praying for you.

The Very Best Cats said...

Oh my God, I didn't even know Smokey and I am sad. He did look like he was not well in your photos. Big hugs meows and purrs are being sent your way at this time.