This Rough Week


losing a pet

I’m going to be real with you guys, my heart is very heavy this week and it’s hard to get past.

My childhood cat, Baxter, had to be put down this week at the old age of 14. She was not doing well and was having several medical issues that weren’t going to be treatable.

She’s always been like a little baby to me, and I always wanted to make sure she was okay and taken care of. So it pained me to see her health decrease over these past couple years and I hated to see her in pain.

So after much debate, my mom and I brought her to the vet yesterday and had to say our goodbyes, which was so incredibly hard. I’m tearing up right now as I type because it was such a heart-breaking thing to have to do.

But I know deep down that it was best for Baxter. She is now pain-free and chasing all kinds of mice and birds in heaven. I like to think that God lets our pets into heaven with us, because they make us so happy and are such a big part of our lives.

So I guess you could call this my tribute to my dear Baxter. We’re gonna miss you lots, but I know we will see you again someday.

Lots of love.



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3 thoughts on “This Rough Week

  • May 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    So sorry to hear about Baxter. Our matriarch barn kitty Wompous died at 14 yesterday too. She was always an outside cat, but still a permanent fixture in our family. 14 is so old for an outside cat. She was a tough girl, and I was so sad when I heard the news. Hopefully Baxter and Wompous are catching mice together in heaven.

    • May 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment, Lo. I’m so sorry to hear about Wompous as well, they take a piece of your heart with them when they go. I definitely think they are probably working together up there to catch all the mice that they can 🙂 Big hugs to you.

  • May 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    So sorry to hear. Dealing with the loss of a pet is so tough – and as a fellow pet owner, I know how tough that can be. Sending you e-hugs and well wishes for a happy heart.

    xo Brianna


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