1. Amy W
    September 2, 2015 @ 3:36 am

    This breaks my heart 🙁 She looks like just the sweetest cat and I can imagine how hard this must be. When I was 11, our cat had kittens in our garage. I got to pick one from her litter to be mine. I kept the all black, only girl, and runt of the group and named her Bagheera. She was the best cat and my little girl. When I was later married, we had hit a hard time in our marriage due to my anxiety and my husband had had a work related accident and we just couldn’t support ourselves. My parents graciously had us come live with them and we lived there for the next 16 months. Baggy was still around and I just loved being with her again!! And I’m even more grateful now because not even two months after we moved out of state, Bagheera got really sick and died within a few days. I was heartbroken. She was my family, my little girl. I’m crying just thinking of her! I still miss her being at my parent’s house when we visit, and she passed 7 years ago. Enjoy all the time you get with your precious girl and hold onto those memories 🙂 I’m sure she is so happy she got to spend her life with you.
    Oh, and we have our own family cat now. He is also a tuxedo (apparently i love black cats!) and is named Sirius Black. Gotta love our tux babies!


  2. Rachel
    September 2, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    Bless your heart and bless Elvis too. Our animals are the best part of the universe and it is so hard to let them go. It’s the one and only bad part of having an animal in your life, saying goodbye. I pray for the best for your sweet Elvis.


  3. Laura
    September 2, 2015 @ 10:36 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. Thank you for posting this update, though–I was worried about where you had gone and whether you were ok.


  4. Ellen
    September 3, 2015 @ 12:22 am

    I am so sorry.

    Our Joxer had the same thing and we had him for 3+ years after his diagnosis. It was only the last few weeks that were bad. Most of that three years he was a happy, dopy cat until he left us at 17 years old.

    I hope your Elvis enjoys the same. She knows she is loved.


  5. Ruth Burts
    September 4, 2015 @ 12:21 am

    Thank you for explaining, so precisely, how and why a truly beloved kitty means more than can ever be explained.


  6. Lauren
    September 4, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    Victoria, I just spent the week reading your blog from the beginning, and let me just say I love your spirit and your story. I am so, so sad to hear about the little lady. My family has also recently dealt with chemo for a loved pet, our dog Bailey. She was on chemo for a year and a half before we lost both her, and her brother, this summer.

    A small bit of advice, we found that making sure she got lots of fluids really helped prevent the bad days. It’s a simple way to make the meds even more easily tolerated.

    I can’t say anything more than what others have already said, so I’ll just send you, Paul, and Elvis lots of comfort vibes and hugs.


  7. Toni
    September 5, 2015 @ 2:39 pm

    Truly understandable heartbreak. Be strong for your kitty. She loves you!


  8. Darling Lily
    September 8, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    Thinking of you and Paul and your sweet girl today.


  9. Laurie
    September 10, 2015 @ 10:04 am

    Thinking of you and your family.


  10. Darling Lily
    September 13, 2015 @ 11:30 pm

    Checking in and sending hugs.


  11. Kristy
    September 14, 2015 @ 10:29 pm

    My heart is breaking for you. I have had several furbabies “go over the rainbow bridge” and every time it feels like the life is being torn out of me. These little creatures touch us in ways unimaginable and each finds a special place in our hearts. When they leave, there is something missing. My thoughts are with you.


  12. Mandy
    September 15, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

    I’ve lost a cat to a brain tumor and my best friend in canine form to an attack by another dog (he was defending me and my infant daughter which just makes it even worse) and these losses are even worse than the expected loss due to old age. My heart goes out to you, and I understand the sleepless nights spent in vigle with them when they are in unimaginable pain. Enjoy those good days, and know that there are other folks out there thinking of you both.


  13. Cindy Saxl
    September 17, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

    Hi Victoria, Your Elvis post really meant something to me. We just lost our dear, sweet pup to lymphoma. He was only 16 months old. I’m heartbroken, still. These sweethearts just create such a huge, wonderful space in our lives. I’m wishing you comfort and best wishes for Elvis, and know that he is lucky for having you love and care for him no matter what. Best,


  14. Elisa
    September 24, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    This made me cry at work. I’m using ragweed as my excuse.


  15. Andie
    October 11, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    I haven’t any words. I do have words but they all involve swearing at God, which likely isn’t a comfort to you.

    I’m sorry, Victoria. I am so, so very sorry.



  16. Marcia Walden
    October 24, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

    Hello Victoria,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Elvis. She looks just a sweet and loving as you describe. I recently had to let go of my sweet Miss Kitty, she was so sick, poor baby. She talked to me ALL the time and also drooled when I scratched her back. I know how much you will miss her, just enjoy every moment you have with her right now and build up those memory banks…it helps later on to play that memory tape in your head.

    I wish much love and snuggles to little Elvis and healing light to warm your heart.




  17. Catherine
    December 15, 2015 @ 10:44 pm

    Sorry for what you guys are going through. I lost my 15 year old chihuahua, Mikey, two years ago.


  18. Ginni Brewer
    September 19, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

    I know this is late, but I feel your pain I had to put down my Kit in June of 2015 for colon cancer non treatable and she was suffering so. She was 15 years old and such a sweet soul. Now I just had to put my Boo down whom I had since the day she was born 11 and half years ago (not a cat but she thought she was (dog) ). It is so painful when our fur babies get sick or we lose them.


  19. Amber
    September 9, 2017 @ 10:21 am

    I couldn’t understand your sentiment more. Family is family regardless of genetics. And love for our family transcends death… be kind to yourself.


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