Nov 15, 2008

Tonight I Said Goodbye

Sir Lancelot 10/92 - 11/08

I'm sad to say we have lost another member of our family tonight. Sir Lancelot has passed away. He was 16yrs old and had been a diabetic since 4 months old. In his later years he developed hyperthyroidism and other disorders related to his diabetes.

That fact that he lived this long is a tribute to his tenacity and loyalty to me. I raised him from 2 days old when he was found abandoned in a garage. He was full of spitfire from the beginning and throughout his life continued to challenge and defy the rules of veterinary medicine.
In all my years as a vet tech, I have never heard of another juvenile diabetic cat surviving past his first year.

So my dear Lancelot, I send you on ahead now to run and play with the others you have known and please know that I will never stop being grateful for the lessons you taught me and the vets who cared for you over the years. Fly away home now, in peace.

19 comments:

kim* said...

wow that is amazing news. long live sir l.

Sukie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a brave fighter.

Our Livvie is very old now and we are aware that we won't have her too much longer. We treasure every day.

Mrs. C said...

WOW, that is a long-lived cat. I know that is a great testament to his good care all these years. BTW we have a very old cat, too. She hobbles up the stairs now, but is in relatively good health.
She is probably about 8 months younger than your cat.

Lynne said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss of such a dear family member. He had a wonderful, happy life living in a loving home.

ridingwithnohands.com said...

So sorry for your loss! Sounds like Sir Lancelot was a wonderful, spirited companion.

Nodin's Nest said...

Kim: I'm sure his spirit will live forever, thanks!
Sukie: Thank you for your kind words, it can be hard when you know the time is coming.
Mrs.C: I know working as a vet tech has helped me care for him the best way available, I hope your girl remains healthy for a time longer.
Lynne: Thank you, I think he enjoyed his time with us.
Ridingwithnohands: Thanks, spirited, that he was!

Clippergirl56 said...

I am sorry to hear about Sir Lancelot. He is now in a better place where he will no longer have to suffer.
He was very lucky to have someone love him the way that you do.

Kathy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. It's amazing he soldiered on, despite his illness. I agree with Clippergirl. He was lucky you were the one who found him.

Maitri Libellule said...

Oh my dear... I am just heartbroken for you for your terrible loss. As someone whose animals are the center of her life, I know all too well how devastating this loss must be for you. Please know that I am sending my thoughts, love, healing prayers, and that you may find peace, knowing that his spirit is near you now and will always be. There really are no words for such a loss, but I am praying for your gentle heart, and sending a warm hug.

Love,

Maitri

capitolagirl said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sir Lancelot. He looks like such a nice cat, its nice to see that your Sir L had such a loving home!

darlene said...

I am so sorry for your loss, as i know your heart must be aching...my thoughts are with you...take care

Nodin's Nest said...

Clippergirl: Thank you, loved he was.
Kathy: Hi there, he was very much a soldier!
Maitri: How kind of you to think of me when I know you still have not found Henry, I continue to wish him home to you everyday!
Capitalgirl: Thank you for your kind words.
Darlene: Your thoughts are appreciated.

Kimmy said...

I am so sorry about your sweet kitty. I lost my black kitty last year yesterday. Big kitty hugs! I know he knew how much he was loved!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm so sorry honey. So very sorry. Big hug. :)

Karen said...

I am sorry. It is so hard to lose a cherished pet.

Daisy said...

My sincerest condolences on the loss of Sir Lancelot. You must have taken such very good care of him for him to live so long with his illnesses.

~ April ~ said...

I'm so sorry. Sending lots of love and peaceful vibes your way. :(

Jolly Mom said...

I'm very sorry! Hugs!

erinberry said...

I'm sorry for your loss - It's very hard to lose a pet.

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