Friday, 30 January 2009

Goodbye Finnigan




Finn, you were the most fantastic cat I could ever hope for. I shall miss those big, blue eyes and your early morning wakeup calls. To have you taken from us so suddenly just doesn't seem fair but I didn't want to see you suffer. The house just seems so empty now.

Finnigan had to be put asleep tonight after we found out he had a blood clot which had lodged in his lower extremities. He quite suddenly lost the use of his back legs and cried constantly. It was obvious he was in a lot of pain. We were unable to reach our own vet so we drove him into the emergency animal hospital in Ottawa where they made the diagnosis. His lower circulation had been cut off, his body temperature had dropped and his legs were already starting to atrophy.

It all happened so quickly and we had no other choice. I still can't believe he's gone.

21 comments:

Cyndi said...

Oh, Lynn - I'm so sorry about Finnegan. You must be grieving so. My heart goes out to you.

Suzanne said...

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear this about your poor Finnigan.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a beauty.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry - you did the right thing though.

Laura said...

Oh Lynn, so sorry to hear about your Finn. He was a beautiful furbaby. ((((((Hugs))))))

Daffycat said...

Oh Lynn, I am so sorry to hear this news. ***big hugs***

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear this... he was a beautiful cat. It´s the most awful decision to have to make. (My sister had to do the same with one of her cats two days ago so I know how you are feeling). ((HUGS))

Barb said...

Oh, I am so sorry about your loss. Finnegan was beautiful. To have it happen so unexpectedly must make it more difficult.

Andrea said...

I'm so sorry Lynn. He was a beautiful cat.

Kathy A. said...

I am so sorry to hear of Finnigan's passing Lynn. Big hugs from me to youl

Miokka said...

I am so sorry. He was a beautiful kitty.

stitcherw said...

Oh no, I'm so terribly sorry. {{hugs}}
Sue

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sorry to hear about Finnigan, will miss his pictures on your blog. CdC is looking great Lynn, I only have about two pages to go on mine also. And your accident, you poor thing, though you must be enjoying the new car. Take care ((((HUGS)))).

Maren said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Poor Finnigan.

karen said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you big hugs.

Crazee4books said...

Oh Lynn!!! My heart breaks for
you and I'm crying right now!!
I am so very, very sorry.

What a beautiful boy he was, and
he was so lucky to have you.

Sending you hugs and love.

Judy

Cindy F. said...

Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful Finnigan. You had no choice. I couldn't bear for our Lizzie to suffer either, no matter how much I'd want to keep her. Sending you Texas size hugs.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh Lynn! Finnigan was such a beautiful cat and I know how special he was to you. I am so sorry and was quite shocked to hear the suddeness of this.

I hope Bob is taking good care of you!

Ranae said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Finnigan was a beauty.
Your CDC is looking gorgeous.

Lynne said...

(((Hugs))) Oh Lynne I am so sorry.

Wendy said...

What a beauty! And such a sweet wee face. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Lynn.

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