i could really use some support right now. yesterday, we had to make the hardest decision ever. we had to put our little kitten, milo, to sleep. he was the runt of a litter of purebred egyptian maus. he would've been 8 months old on the 5/03/05 and he only weighed 1.13 pounds at the vet the other day. he was the most amazing little creature i've ever known. he started having problems earlier this week, and it got to the point where he couldn't move, eat, and could barely breathe. after many tests, they believed that there was a problem with his brain stem - something that was not curable or even treatable. i am having the hardest time with this - i'm a complete wreck, as is my husband and my son. we could all use any thoughts, prayers or well wishes that you can offer. after burying his small body last night, we created a page for him at the rainbow bridge site. the poem is absolutely beautiful - today i photoshopped it along with a background of a faint rainbow and framed it alongside his picture. here is the poem:
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
and here is the link to his memorial page, if you would like to visit him there: Milo at the Rainbow Bridge
i am in complete shock and absolutely heartbroken...