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toonces posted 8/16/2013 07:36 AM

Here's part of an email I wrote to my dad....

At 5:30pm I was feeding the cats supper. As usual, Jonesy was in front of his dish waiting. I put the food down and when he approached the dish, his head was tilted to the right. He walked about almost crouching and went into the dining room and laid down on the floor. I followed him and he would get up and move about 2 feet from me and lie down. I brought in his food dish but he wasn't interested in it. After the third time, he went into the bedroom and laid down. I noticed he was breathing hard. I left the room and would check on him every couple of minutes. About 20 minutes later, he calmed down so I brought in his food. He sniffed it, stood up, and ate. I gave him a couple of treats and he ate them too. He started to purr when I petted him and purred when I brushed him. About 10 minutes later, I checked on him again. He purred when petted so I figured he was fine and left him in the bedroom.

When I was in the living room, I heard a meow or the sound Jonesy makes when he pukes. I go into the bedroom and he is on the bed rolling around and I see a pee stain on the carpet. I leave him on the bed since he appears safe and let the seizure run its course. I grab a roll of paper towels to clean up the pee stain. He rolls off the bed and on to the floor and against the wall. I grab a bath towel and use it to put him back on the bed. He continued to roll around with his feet flailing. He stopped flailing and looked like he was having trouble breathing. Then he died.

I called Sue and she couldn’t understand me since I was crying. She was in her car right around the corner.

Today at 9, I will be bringing Jonesy to the vet so that they can take care of the rest. He’s in a copier paper box. Last night, I put the box in the corner of the bedroom where he would sleep with us. He wouldn’t sleep in bed but would sleep in the corner so he could keep an eye on us.

The house seems so empty. When we would go to the basement, he would run down with us to where we store the treats hoping to get one. Or when we would give the cats treats at 9pm, he would sit right next to me on the couch so he wouldn’t miss any.

nowiknow23 posted 8/16/2013 07:39 AM

((((((toonces)))))) I am so very sorry for your loss, honey.

MovingUpward posted 8/16/2013 07:47 AM


rainagain posted 8/16/2013 07:54 AM


DragnHeart posted 8/16/2013 07:59 AM

I'm so sorry. (((toonces)))

metamorphisis posted 8/16/2013 08:16 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your Jonesy

[This message edited by SI Staff at 8:16 AM, August 16th (Friday)]

jo2love posted 8/16/2013 08:50 AM


I'm so sorry for your loss.

momoffive posted 8/16/2013 09:10 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of your furbaby. They capture our hearts in such a special way.


willow60 posted 8/16/2013 19:15 PM


so sorry for your loss.

somanyyears posted 8/16/2013 19:57 PM

..very sorry to hear your sad news..

..we have 3 cats and love them all so much, neither of us can bear to think of losing any one of them.

..two of them are 10 years old, they are so precious.. heart goes out to you and your wife..


Holly-Isis posted 8/16/2013 23:46 PM

I'm so sorry.

It's the hardest part of having pets.

inhishands55 posted 8/16/2013 23:48 PM

(((toonces)))) Many hugs and my heart goes out to you at this time...I have five furbabys..They are all special in different ways..I know you will miss Jonesy...

He knew he was loved so much by you...

really trying posted 8/16/2013 23:49 PM

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 8/16/2013 23:58 PM

I'm so sorry!! I can't imagine how horrible that must have been for you!!


persevere posted 8/17/2013 00:00 AM

I'm so sorry

k94ever posted 8/17/2013 08:44 AM

Toonces, I'm so sorry.

It sounds like Jonesy had a stroke. Believe me when I tell you there was absolutely nothing you or anyone could have done.

I had one of my cats suffer a stroke, but unfortunately I had to make the decision to put her to sleep rather than live a few more weeks disabled and suffering.

{{{hugs to you and Jonesy}


deeplysad posted 8/17/2013 10:47 AM

I am sorry for your loss.


pizzalover posted 8/17/2013 16:04 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts. I know how important pets are in people's lives. Hang in there!


bbee posted 8/17/2013 16:05 PM

I'm so sorry. (((toonces)))

click4it posted 8/18/2013 03:00 AM


So sorry for your loss. He is special to you and will always be in your heart.

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