My "Lucky"

by Deanna
(Chilliwack B.C. Canada)

We lived on a farm in Chilliwack B.C., and our first kitten was dropped off at our doorstep just before my birthday in 2005, a little orange tabby we named him "Garfield."

1 week later we got this little ball of fluff "Lucky", he was so darn cute, and he and Garfield both being kittens grew together, and I always had cats.

The vet I was going to at the time, well he fixed them both, Garfield did fine, but Lucky I always felt that something had happened, and when we took our little Munchkin (Socks) in to have her spayed and his assistant talked to me later in the morning, I asked how Socks was, her response was "the doctor is still looking for her uterus" to which I quipped "well it doesn't just float around in there aimlessly" then I thought "OMG" what have I done? I love all my babies, they are spoiled, and loved, and they get told that every single day, and night after treats.

But Lucky, he was a momma's boy, I could barely lift him, but he would do everything from keeping my feet warm, to giving me love taps, and snuggles in the morning.

My Lucky had fallen about 3 or 4 yrs ago, I believed he was hurt more than we first thought as he could not jump up anymore, so we all carried him, so he was always with us.

One thing he still squirted, well there is where the problem came in, but we can't afford to go after that vet, turns out, when he fixed Lucky, and when he stitched him up, somehow he got part of the urethra, so as Lucky grew, and gained weight, he suddenly suffered a blockage that took place about the 7th of June 2015, but we had paper all over the house, and did not notice that that paper was dry until it was too late.

Thank god I had pampered him, and he knew I loved him, and as of June, 10th 2015, my baby died from euthanasia, he was suffering. Just like that he was gone, and when my husband got home I found out that that blockage I mentioned well his bladder burst, oh wow, crying again.

When hubby told me what had happened I screamed, my baby, why oh why did something so horrible happen to my baby? This big fluffy, rollie pollie, ball of fur, with the huge paws, and the cute little noises, was gone.

I am doing alright now, but it is like you said, once a Maine Coon is in your heart, they will never leave, and he was only 10 yrs old. I miss him so much, and we were fine with the squirting, we grew to know how to deal with it, I will get Lucky's ashes in a few days, and he will join my other babies I have lost.

P.S. I don't have any photos of Lucky on here, but I am working on it, I just have to get the film developed.


Jul 08, 2015
A thousand thank you's all with hugs.
by: Deanna

I am still feeling the loss of my Lucky, in fact on Monday night, (July 6th) I had a very emotional moment. A few months ago, actually last Nov, we adopted a kitten, he was 8 weeks old, and he took to Lucky right away, which was good because none of the other cats would play with Lucky as he was so big, and sometimes did not know his own strength.

And he took a shine to Lucky's bushy tail, and that was Lucky's pride and joy, so when this little one wanted to play with it he was not happy, but in time Lucky grew to love the little guy, then suddenly Lucky was gone, and the kitten (Tommy) he saw my husband go out the door with the cat carrier, you know he went into hiding for a couple of days, and we could not get near him, I guess he thought we had done something to him, and he kept checking Lucky's spot on the sofa, so we just gave Tommy lots of love, and affection, and we got him through it. I felt so bad for Tommy.

Jul 08, 2015
Loving Pets
by: Steve Pickens

It's painful losing a pet. They all add real value to our lives regardless of their lifespan. We have three rescue cats including a Coon mix and they l get along well.

Having them cushions the loss in part of losing our 19 year old shorthair who came to us as a rescue and stayed with us helping our daughter grow from a toddler to a young adult.

Jul 08, 2015
by: Feline Denver and Sligo

I am very sorry for your loss

Jul 08, 2015
by: Lizzona

I had a wonderful cat, her name was Lato. I put her down at 23 1/2yr old. Dr. overdosed her with medication for itchy skin her liver went bad I took her to the vet every month as long as she wasn't in pain and suffering and was eating a little and sleeping and drinking a little and going to the bathroom.

When she started to fail I put her down and I still miss her so much Lucky for me I found another cat Maine coon A much bigger tail and much bigger size had her as a kitten also and she's a year and a half years old be the same color and I love her Dearly I'm so sorry for your loss

Jun 21, 2015
Sharing your pain
by: BJ

We too lost our very wonderful MC, Manny. He was adopted from a shelter after being abused. He was full grown when adopted. He actually belonged to my son and he passed him to us when he moved to location that would not allow pets.

He spent 6
wonderful years with us on the Tennessee River. He was so happy. He never had a problem of any kind after he came to us. He learned how to keep us in line. I really think he could talk to us and understood our words.

He had all the characteristics of a MC. in his last years he started talking more. We moved to a city and he was so unhappy, crying constantly and we did not know what to do. Patience is all we could do. He finally came around to his new home, but took a journey and got lost.

He was gone for 5 days and never was the same. At age 15, Manny went to Kitty Cat Heaven. We will never forget him and are struggling to move on. It is very difficult. Our thoughts are with you.

Jun 21, 2015
So very grateful.
by: Deanna

Thank you all so very much for sharing your stories with me, I read each and every one, and yes, the one about Punkin did hit home. You have to wonder how a vet can be so sloppy, we have a few like that here, all money, they do not care about the animal, or that you are standing there in tears saying, "please do something".

I lost 3 older cats before Lucky, they meant a lot to me too, but Lucky, it felt like we just bonded, and he too would run and hide if someone came over. One thing I will say is the young girl working at the vet, I mentioned to her how Lucky liked Prince (The musician), and when ever I played the song "1999" he would run up to the back of that arm chair to get brushed, sounds weird I know.

I miss him so much, he was this big rolly-polly ball of fur, he would make almost like raccoon noises, he was my baby. Thank you all again, and may god bless you all.

Jun 21, 2015
I feel your pain and am so sorry!
by: Cori

I now have a beautiful Maine Coon, Bella. Prior to getting her I had a beautiful little (half the size of Bella) Maine Coon Mix.

My little black ball of fur we (my son and I) adopted when she was just a year old. She was afraid of everyone, especially men. By the time we lost her at 13 years of age she was so friendly and happy with everyone.

She got my son and I through really hard times. She was part of the family, always jumping up to sit between us on the couch. I will miss her always...and I empathize with you and tell you the pain subsides and the memories just make you feel so warm inside. Pets are always just an unconditional love for you. Take care, always!

Jun 21, 2015
Would you accept a hug?
by: Svetlana

I know the pain.
More than 2 years ago, I was devastated to lose my MC mix girl Tina. She was 8 weeks old when I got her as a BD gift from my husband and we spent 11 years together in the most tender love, care and trust.

I know what you feel now, and I am sorry. They never leave our hearts, pain gets easier, but for me it never goes away. I have 3 cats now - one stayed with us when my daughter moved to an apartment, one Main Coon, and one Ragdoll (Tina was Main Coon and Ragdoll mix) - I love them dearly, but Tina was and is the love of my life that will stay in my heart forever. Thanks, God, for the love we get to experience in our lives- no matter for humans or an animals - love is always love, and bless us, please, for all the pain that love brings us.

I am sending you a warm hug and thank you for the love you gave to your precious Lucky.

Jun 20, 2015
So sorry
by: Marshall Border

I know also how it is too lose a pet too, I thought after we had our deck Tom Cat Buddy put to sleep I wouldn't want another Tom Cat . It's been three months and we've decided get female deck cat Angel a companion so we are looking for a another Tom for her.

All we got to is get one at the wife's son house about a 100 miles away and it's in the works . But I know that your love was greater with yours by your side constantly. Pray for you and time will past 😺😺😺😺

Jun 20, 2015
So sorry
by: Jacobcat

I totally understand loss. I lost my MC kitten at four months old last year. the vets and even specialists could not determine what was wrong with him, and I lost another kitten who was just too young. I also lost two older cats. everyone breaks your heart again. I miss them so. my prayers are with you in your loss

Jun 20, 2015
So sorry for your loss

Early this year, my Pumpkin lost her left kidney due to acquired stricture of the ureter. We were told initially that this was caused during her spaying.

She had not shown any signs of illness, it was while she was in for grooming that the vet picked up a problem. We decided to go after the vet that spayed her, but the surgeon/specialist decided to change his mind and said it was kidney stones that caused it.

All the reports were amended which meant we had no comeback. Obviously these vets stick together. I worry everyday that something else will go wrong. Your story really hits home with us and my heart goes out to you.

My Pumpkin is not yet 2 years old and already holds my heart in her paw. My heart goes out to you. RIP Lucky, you were very loved.

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