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    Unhappy We lost another family member this morning...

    Well we lost another one of our sweet babies today. Mina's health started declining around the beginning of the week We took her to Companion Animal Hospital (who we've gone to for 10 years now) Thursday and she was put on an IV for 10 minutes or so to get some fluids back in her as well as some antibiotics. That night, her health got worse to the point that by 6pm last night, she would no longer eat or drink, and was so weak, she couldn't stand on her own without losing her balance and falling over.



    I sent Companion a message on FB around 2 am this morning about Mina's condition, and by 6 am, I not only got a FM message back from one of the staff, but also a text message. This morning we took her back to the vet, some of the staff and Dr Mattson met us there 45 minutes before they opened.



    In the end after some test, Mina's kidneys were shutting down fast. With those results, there really was no other choice.



    So yes, it's been a rough morning for all of us including poor Mina. Yes, we all cried (if you know me, you know how I am when it comes to my cats), but at least sweet Mina is in no more pain and is now "up there" with her past brothers and sisters. And of course, our other four babies here knew what was going on and are here to comfort us.



    Rest in peace baby girl...














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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Really sorry to hear of your loss. They mean so much to us.
    I can only hope that the pain of the loss will ease with time.



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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Sorry for you loss. I lost Winnie about six years ago and I just find it in myself to try and replace her.
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Charles,

    I’m so sorry. What a beauty she was.
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Oh no, so sorry to hear Charles. We lost another family member this morning...


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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Sorry for your loss. Always difficult when a family member departs...
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Charles.......So sad to read this news. May Mina rest in peace.
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Charles
    Sorry to hear of your loss. The memories will last a lifetime.
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Best wishes moving forward, Charles. My sympathies.
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    So sorry to hear Charles. My sincere condolences. I had cats most of my life and totally understand how you feel. I currently have 4 cats and they do bring me great joy. As my wife would say “I like them better than people”
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    She lived well. Thanks to you and your family for that.


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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    So sorry. Lost one of my dogs last week at age 14. I feel your pain, sorrow and loss. She’s resting easy now, no more pain.

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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Thanks everyone for the warm words and prayers.
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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Sorry to hear about Mina. I have lost & had to put down many pets through illness & age etc,.. it never gets easy, it gets harder with each one. That look when you finally realise, from them, is so heart breaking, especially as you realise they know their time has come. A bond of trust with any animal is special. Animal is wild by pure meaning & trust is rarely given to a human, that is a special bond that makes it worthwhile & is also a responsibility. It is a process of the journey that many don't realise is involved with owning pets. They give you that trust which must be honored at the end, to take care of them, totally. Thank-you for being a responsible animal lover/owner.

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    Re: We lost another family member this morning...

    Sorry man, I know it’s a difficult period.


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