T O P

I had to unexpectedly put my cat to sleep this morning. She was my best friend for 16 years and I loved her more than I love most people. As I said my final goodbye she used her last ounce of strength to put her paw in my hand. I miss her so much. She lit up my life. Goodbye Holly Bear

I had to unexpectedly put my cat to sleep this morning. She was my best friend for 16 years and I loved her more than I love most people. As I said my final goodbye she used her last ounce of strength to put her paw in my hand. I miss her so much. She lit up my life. Goodbye Holly Bear

porradavfr

Dude. Tears in my eyes, this is so so much the reason pets are so beloved and why it’s so heartbreaking to say goodbye. What a beautiful moment. I’m sorry you lost her.


Ohgood9002

Thank you for your kind words. It's so nice to see so much love for my little Holly girl


broritto89

I know that was very hard for you, but I want to applaud you for staying by her side till she passed… this is how you are supposed to leave this earth, with the people you love around you… I’m saddened for your loss and proud you had the strength to stay with her… she will be waiting for you


CerialKillerRabbit

The two times I've had to put down a guinea pig, I've asked to be with them while it happens. Both times the bet (two different places) told me "it can be a little traumatic because their little bodies just shut down" and that was that. They took them to another room without letting me say that I wanted to anyway. Both times I've regretted not standing my ground and insisting on being there


Hawkpelt94

I'm so sorry. I work at an exotic vet and if the owner wants us to, we will administer both the sedative, and the euthanasia drug with the owner right there. (Usually not reptiles, as that's a bit of a different process)


thirtyfourninety

What is the process for reptiles, if you don't mind me asking?


VerdantVista2020

I'm wondering too.


bloodyriz

I wish I could've been there for my sweet Sindra, but with Covid they wouldn't allow both my wife and I in, so I let my wife go for both of us.


Hubertus-Bigend

When we had to put one of our cats down a couple years ago. I couldn’t take it and I had to leave. She was so dehydrated, the vet had trouble administering the drugs, so it too longer than usual. I was a wreck. But my wife was strong enough to stay with her the whole way, thankfully.


intricatefirecracker

Yeah, I left the room once the sedation kicked in for my cat. I wanted my last memory of him to be happy. People who shame others for how they grieve are horrible people. Don't ever listen to them.


claaaaaaaraaaaaaaaaa

This. Over a year ago, my 5 year old dog got cancer. By the time we found out, he had gotten so weak and his personality had changed. When I took him in to have the mass in his head removed, I remember handing him off to the vet tech and not saying goodbye because I assumed I would see him soon after. I barely even looked at him as he was taken because I was so naive. Later that day, I got a call from the vet saying the mass had spread to the point it would be impossible to remove. So they asked me if I wanted to put him down. To this day I carry guilt for not asking them to hold off till I could get to him. I find some solace remembering how peaceful he finally looked. But I’ll never be able to get over how alone he must’ve felt in those last moments.


zfrost45

It's so difficult to lose a pet. We do love them, don't we? I have faith that we will be reunited with them in our after-life. God is kind and I know there's a common language between all people and animals in heaven as well. That's very comforting to me.


awake283

My cats lived to 19 and 20 and I promised them and myself I would be there at their last moment. I'm very thankful I was able to do that. For both my cats, I was the last thing they saw. Im just so thankful for that. Its not easy, but, I owed it to them. They were my best friends.


maddamazon

I said goodbye to my boy this afternoon. He was euthanized at home and fell asleep in my arms. My husband and I are spending the day watching scrubs and browsing reddit in between crying. He was with me for 10 years. We were never apart more than 4 hours. Hes the closest thing I'll ever have to a child. I feel your pain.


justgossiping

Sorry to hear that. Take care you two.


hillbillycajun

Peace love and light for everybody who griefs tonight. Y'all don't know how many grief with Y'all tonight.


TheMentalist10

Sorry for your loss. Hope you're doing okay and can focus on all the good times you had together <3


Perfect-Indication-3

I am so sorry about the death of your boy. I lost my son in February, after 13 years together. He had lived longer and healthier than most of his labrador kin. It was still so hard. It is OK now in July. He had a long and good life with few times of pain. He was loved and pampered since he came home to us at 10 weeks old. 13 years of love and happiness. We suffer. He didn't. I hope you adopt again some day. There are so many out there who need you. We had to adopt a troubled feral kitten, but I don't think I'll ever have another dog. Chester loved this tiny black kitten. He'd lick him, and cared for him every time I thought we were going to lose him. Now this kitten has turned two and his dog- Chess is gone. We have the potential to love unlimited beings. I'm looking for a dog who needs to love me...


HaPascanB

So sorry to hear that. I do know your pain of losing a constant companion like that. Take it easy and be proud of yourself for making the decision that was beat for your kitty


bludgeonedcurmudgeon

OMG, I'm so sorry, that breaks my heart seeing that little paw


freedomofnow

Yeah that paw really got me too. My deepest condolences. I’ve had a few cats and I cried for all of them when they left. It’s family, but so much more pure because it’s impossible to have beef with a cat or a dog. They are just pure love.


bludgeonedcurmudgeon

yeah I'm home alone crying big man tears, fuck shit like this just gets me...and I'm a cranky, sarcastic curmudgeon most of the time


freedomofnow

Yeah those kind of tears are the most profound ones and they are the ones that hurt the most to hold back. Anything that can touch us so deeply is worth it.


[deleted]

I’m so sorry this happened, but also happy you stayed there with her til the end. I’ve never been given that chance, and still breaks my heart two of my best friends had to go and I wasn’t given the chance to be there with them.


SorryForBeingNice

You filled her life with love and joy and she was happy ro the very end. Cherish the times you had. I’m so sorry for your loss


piccolowolf

Let's pray for her. May she rest in peace!


REpassword

Haiku: “One last time with you Your gentle presence, your smile Hold my paw once more?”


stephmuffin

this is the comment that made me cry


CatchyNameSomething

OMG! That’s beautiful. I’m made it thru the above comments with only pooling eyes. This one made them spill over.


abelrivers

It's the same pain as losing a loved one (human).


PrettyDragonfly7219

it really truly is!!!!


Ohgood9002

Thank you all so much for the caring responses. Holly touched a lot of hearts in her long life and brought a tremendous amount of love with her wherever she went. She deserves to be celebrated and everyone in this topic has touched my heart and soul with their warm responses. Here are a few things about her that you might like to know. When I first got her she was a teeny tiny kitten that was sick and couldn't eat on her own so for the first few weeks of her life I bottle fed her. She's always been my baby. She grew up on a farm with lots of room to run around. She was an indoor/outdoor cat that loved to spend her days soaking up the sun and chasing critters in the woods. Her original name was going to be Holiday because I got her for Christmas. That was soon changed to Holly. During this time Halle Berry was pretty popular so i started calling her Holly Berry, which eventually got shortened to Holly Bear. She always slept above my pillow so she could cuddle my head all night. That was her spot. I had to explain to my fiance that the empty space between the headboard and pillows belonged to Holly and that we weren't allowed to put our pillows there. She would greet me every day when I got home from work. My fiance says that holly would ask to go outside about 30 minutes before I got home to greet me every day like clockwork. Coming home from the vet and not having her greet us today really hurt. She had only ever been to the vet once prior to today for a infection. She lived an incredibly healthy life and never had any medical issues. She also never bit me or scratched me or anyone else. She was the definition of a lady and acted like royalty. She lived with many cats and dogs over the years. One of our cats, Logan, is extremely protective of her and guards her like a knight guards his queen. Hes going to have a really tough time now that his queen is gone. Thank you all so much. Holly was a cat to be celebrated. She was perfect. She was my Holly Bear


Jennyreviews1

Now Holly Bear is your guardian angel…may your heart find peace… 💜


PrayForMojo_

Hugs to Logan.


friedfishra

If everything wasn’t already enough, that part really shoved the onions in my eyes


Unequivocally_Maybe

Holly sounds like she was a very special lady, and I can tell how much you loved each other. Being with our babies as they cross over is one of the hardest, and most important things we can do for them. I know your heart is heavy, but I am so glad you were there to give her comfort, and love, in those final moments. I am so sorry you had to say goodbye. My deepest condolences for your loss. Thank you for sharing a bit about her.


Codeshark

Yeah, I remember I saw a TikTok where a dog goes to heaven and the angel asks him what happened and he said "I was hugging my best friend." and then the angel says "but how did you die?" and the dog says "Oh, I don't know. All I know is I was hugging my best friend. "


Unequivocally_Maybe

When I was in my early 20s we had to put our rescued German Shepherd to sleep. She had been abused and neglected before she came to us, and was very fearful of the vet. The vet tech had to give me a muzzle to put on her when we were in the room alone, because she wouldn't stop trying to bite the vet even after being given a sedative to calm her; she was so scared. After they were finally able to give her the shot, everyone left the room, and I took the muzzle off her sweet face, and held her head in my lap. I sang to her, to calm both of us down, and pet her, and told her I loved her, and that she was a good girl. She wagged her tail a little with the last of her strength before she closed her eyes and drifted away. I hope she felt loved like you were talking about in those last moments. She was a sweet, dopey girl, with so much love. She had a rough start to her life, but we tried to give her the best years we could. It was one of the hardest goodbyes I've ever said to an animal. Her name was Ruby, and she was a good dog.


Codeshark

I'm sure that she did. I think it is great that you were able to give her a good last few years and also that you were able to be there for her in her last moments.


Zeestars

And now I’m crying. That’s such a sweet end for her and I’m glad she got to go feeling loved.


Unequivocally_Maybe

I cried writing it out... I hadn't thought about those last moments in a long time, and the post about the TikTok dredged up that old memory. It was a tough day. My mum had to work, and I had to take Ruby in alone. It was the first time I had to take an animal for their last trip without my mother there, too. Not long after Ruby went, our Basset Hound also crossed the rainbow bridge; they were best friends, and when Ruby passed, he didn't have it in him to carry on. It was a rough patch of time, saying goodbye to those two oldtimers. I loved them both so very much. It's been probably close to 15 years since they died, but they both still have a piece of my heart. Thank you for sharing a piece of that grief with me. It made me feel a little less alone in my sadness. I'm sorry I made you cry.


Urbosa_Wannabe_

I was trying to hide my tears at work but this just pushed me over into ugly cry land


Dippy_Sunshine

It sounds like Holly had a great life with you. I know it hurts now but you will always have many wonderful memories to look back on. I think she was thanking you for a life well-lived in her final moments. It made me think of the quote, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard".


theross-a-tron

I can't even finish your post without shedding tears. Losing your beloved pet(s) is one of the hardest things to go through and I wish you so much courage, strength and support to give your loss a place in your head. I'm sure that your cat, your friend, was a wonderful little fluffball who enjoyed having you around. Sending you nothing but good vibes, stay strong my friend!


OliviaStevens

Sounds like she was an absolute treasure. I’m sorry for your loss but I’m so glad she had such a sweet owner like you for her life, she definitely lived a happy one. Sending you love and strength ❤️


hotterthanahandjob

Hey pal. I had to do this with my best friend a couple years ago. Find solace in the fact you gave her the BEST life a cat could ask for. You were there for her while she was there for you. Your two purposes were fulfilled by each of you.


Gorthax

Don't forgo helping another kit just because you think it may be too soon or you're replacing her. It very well may be time to bring a new life into your family. Or it may not. But don't ignore a sign just because, it may be the one you are supposed to meet. And just because she's gone doesn't mean she's gone. My wifes beautiful tuxedo, Kitty, expired almost 10 years ago. [I have his paw print from the assisting vet on the somber day, hanging by my front door. He still greets me every day](http://imgur.com/a/IEAehxX). I haven't seen him in a decade but everytime I see his paw I remember how much I loved that bastard, cob web eating, grocery bag peeing on, 3am lick lick lick licking sonuva bitch, and I smile about how much we both hated the fucking [dog](http://imgur.com/a/YmJKHbx).


Shaftell

It's like you're describing my boy who recently left us. It's been three weeks since we said goodbye, I think I'll miss him forever. I'm very sorry for your loss, it's very hard isn't it.


psorryarses

This is such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Holly Bear with us. She sounds like a beautiful soul, and I am so sorry that she’s gone ❤️💔


sailorglitter91

ᛖᛁᛖᛋ ᛒᚱᛁᚷᚻᛏ, ᚳᛚᚪᚹᛋ ᛋᚻᚪᚱᛈ, ᛏᚪᛁᛚ ᚻᛖᛚᛞ ᚻᛁᚷᚻ. ᚷᚩ ᚳᛖᛖᚾᛚᛁ ᛁᚾᛏᚩ ᚦᛖ ᛘᛁᛋᛏ, ᚩᛚᛞ ᚹᚪᚱᚱᛡᚱ. ᚠᚪᛚᚻᚪᛚᛚᚪ ᚹᚪᛁᛏᛋ ᚠᚩᚱ ᛁᚩᚢ. Eyes bright, claws sharp, tail held high. Go keenly into the mist, old warrior. Valhalla waits for you.


iyngott

Not sure if anyone else mentioned, but considering how affectionate Logan is to Holly Bear, might be good to let Logan smell Holly Bear to let him know of her passing.


staticvoorhees

Holly sounds like my cat, PJ. Just so awesome to ALL living things. We will celebrate in Holly’s honor tonight. She will be missed. Thank you for sharing.


Cadillac85

I'm so sorry. I read this at work and started crying. That is so sad but so sweet. Holly bear loved you as much as you lived her. I dread the day I have to say goodbye to my kitties. Keep your head up and remember all the fun you had. :-)


Ohgood9002

She was so full of love. I've been looking over pics and videos of her all day and she was always the happiest when I was home


finalgranny420

You were with her and she knew you loved her. Let your heart be easy, friend. She's always with you now, in your memories and stories. She'll never be forgotten. You'll get through, just a minute at a time a first.


Putoyo

Same, I’m in the break room crying :c


CanolaIsMyHome

Same omg so fucking sad


Jennyreviews1

My deepest condolences… I understand this kind of unconditional love we get from our fur babies. The only humans I love more then my fur babies are my sons. I hope that you adopt another not to replace your beautiful baby but to save another life and to be loved again unconditionally. ♥️


Ohgood9002

Thank you so much for your kind words. She was so loved and cared for


eswolfe0623

I shed a tear for you. I understand how much she meant to you.


SchnoodleDoodleDo

>*'I hope that you adopt another not to replace your beautiful baby but to save another life and to be loved again unconditionally...*' --- dear human, as i leave you now, i hope you understand somehow... i Know that you did all you could! (you made my life so Very good...) but we are Pets, and we don't know just when will be our time to go... n though it may be hard to face, (no other cat would Dare 'replace') i hope you find it in your heart to give another friend a start n they will find, like i did, too the *purrfect* Love I shared with You.... ❤️ edit: *my condolences to* u/Ohgood9002, *inspired by* u/Jennyreviews1


Rgeneb1

Sigh. It's raining again.


mrevergood

It’s a terrible day for rain.


psorryarses

I managed not to cry until this 💔


_TwoBirds_

Same 🥲


Miarian1210

Dammit Schnoodle… you got me, you got me good ❤️‍🩹


Jennyreviews1

Not a dry eye here at my house…. That was beautiful! I read it out loud for my boys to hear…


VaryaKimon

You're the best, Schnoodle!


DarwinIsMyHomey

Schnoodle, you are THE most wholesome thing about Reddit. I searched the comments looking for you because I knew you'd be here. And again you came through. Never fails.


Megneous

Y u make me feel these feels?


CosmoKramerRiley

I'm so sorry for your loss. Holly Bear loved you as much as you loved her. We lost a kitty last week, so I understand the pain you are feeling. Take care.


Orangepandafur

Im so sorry for your loss, it's always much harder when it's unexpected. I started tearing up when I read she put her paw in your hand. She must have loved and trusted you very very much and I hope her reaching to you for comfort comforted you some as well. Her last moments were spent showing you how much you meant to her and that's amazing. Hugs 💚


Ohgood9002

It meant so much to me that the last thing she did was reach out for me. I've been looking at the pic all day and crying. The last ounce of strength in her little body she used to be closer to me


Orangepandafur

Its easy to tell you had a very special bond💕, if the following days get difficult feel free to reach out to me for comfort or a distraction.


Ohgood9002

Thank you so much. Its been a very hard day but having so many strangers tell her goodbye has helped tremendously


Dense-Affect8003

Feel hugged. I am sure her love for you is something that will be with you forever. I hope we get to see our furry family again one day, after we leave this world.


Ohgood9002

Thank you for the hugs. Today has been tough. But kind words like yours have really helped me focus on the love she brought into our lives


[deleted]

You clearly gave her a wonderful life, and she wanted to thank you one last time. Sorry for your loss.


RankNFile17

You brought tears to my eyes. Rest in peace Holly Bear. Sorry, OP. I hope you find solace in the coming days. "What is grief, if not love persevering?"


LTAGO5

Awe. Sweet baby. I'm so sorry for your loss. I had to put my sweet boy, Padfoot, to sleep 2 months ago. He was only 13 years old :( I ordered some urn jewelry so that I can keep him and my ole girl Kiki close, if that's something that may comfort you. Take care.


Ohgood9002

Yeah we were talking about what to do with her ashes. If we can afford it we might try to get her ashes turned into a diamond I can put on a necklace and keep with me


nnylhsae

That's a wonderful idea <3


honored_angel

If you can't afford a diamond, check out Etsy. There some cool jewelry makers on there that will incorporate ashes into the work.


CillRed

Hello from the Rainbow Bridge I love it here so much The sun is always shining And the nights are cool and lush The food and water run freely here Don't you worry about me Here my eyes and legs work well I can run and play with glee I miss you with all my heart We will reunite one day I can show you my new favorite spots And fill our days with play My time on Earth has ended Thank you for taking care of me And even though it was hard Our goodbye is only temporary Hello from the Rainbow Bridge Someday we will cross together Then I’ll be back where I belong In your arms forever ❤️ Holly Bear


actualbeans

> Thank you for taking care of me i was tearing up before but now i’m fucking ugly crying


Ohgood9002

Thank you for this ❤


CillRed

I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye. They always leave a little empty spot in our lives. I hope the memories of her very long life bring you some comfort until you see her again ❤️


spinebarrel

I’m glad I waited to give out my free award. This is the definition of helpful; it brings comfort and hope to everyone who reads your lovely poem! Thank you for your kindness and I hope you have a wonderful day, friend. And to OP, I’m so sorry for your loss. Holly Bear was such a lucky lady to have a wonderful person like you. My thoughts are with you. ❤️


FrequentTemporary963

Brought tears to my eyes ❤️ Thank you


dudededed

> We will reunite one day Brought tears to my eyes man


PanzyOfDeath

This always makes me cry. I knew it was posted and I knew I’d cry once I saw it. Thank you kind stranger.


ZOOBOO_11

I’m so sorry for your loss. My lord I’m tearing up reading your title and looking at your picture


OwlWitty

Ditto. Cue-ing Gone by Jim Chappell now.


Trinity520

My condolences on the loss of your fur baby. I have a 19 year old, and her time is slowly dwindling. Please know, you're both in my thoughts...


sluggotor

What a precious moment, though heart-wrenching. Sorry for your loss OP.


Crayon_Casserole

Power move: your cat just won the final game of tag. You will always be "it" now. (Treasure those memories. I hope you're OK.)


Ohgood9002

lol thank you for a laugh from both of us


Crayon_Casserole

:)


hello-sally

This made me cry. The way she thanked you for her good life and said goodbye to you... it's so beautiful and so sad :( I'm so, so sorry for your loss.


ZOOMER_COOOOOMER

Two hearts beat as one. <3 Don't feel sad or silly for posting this, if I was a bit braver I would post my kitties last moment, I may not know you, but I know the hole in your heart. I know how you feel. I demand that you be nice to yourself, right now. Put on that series that makes you feel happy, don't worry about your extracurricular activities, just be okay for a while. Comfy.


katzhen

I’m so sorry, OP. Sending love and hugs. I had to put down my best friend, Lily (who only responded to “Cute”) a few weeks ago. She was 15 years old, but never acted like it. She had surgery 8 days before to remove a malignant tumor on her forehead. Her recovery was going well until she had a stroke 6 days later. She wasn’t herself and was in so much pain. (I’m crying while I write this.) We adopted Lily when she was 8 from the local shelter. Holly Bear was so lucky to live her entire life with you. You did a wonderful job providing her with so much love and care and showed her that in your final act of kindness. It’s so hard to lose those we love. To adjust to a new normal, one we never wanted. Take your time to grieve. I’m here if you ever want to talk to anyone about it.


acadien-driftwood

As an old cat lady who has done this a few times, I am sure it was a comfort for her to be with you. She loved you very much. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.


Zeal0522

ᛖᛁᛖᛋ ᛒᚱᛁᚷᚻᛏ, ᚳᛚᚪᚹᛋ ᛋᚻᚪᚱᛈ, ᛏᚪᛁᛚ ᚻᛖᛚᛞ ᚻᛁᚷᚻ. ᚷᚩ ᚳᛖᛖᚾᛚᛁ ᛁᚾᛏᚩ ᚦᛖ ᛘᛁᛋᛏ, ᛁᚩᚢᛝ ᚹᚪᚱᚱᛡᚱ. ᚠᚪᛚᚻᚪᛚᛚᚪ ᚹᚪᛁᛏᛋ ᚠᚩᚱ ᛁᚩᚢ. Eyes bright, Claws sharp, Tail held high. Go keenly into the mist, young warrior. Valhalla waits for you.


rybutler

I’m so sorry. I lost my boy Cook a couple of days ago. He’ll show her around while she waits for you.


irishintensifies

I just kissed my cat on the top of his head, and said “This is for Holly Bear.” Thank you for sharing this photo and stories… be well <3


[deleted]

Hugs to you. So sorry for your loss.


Admiral_Andovar

When I had to let my buddy Louie go, I sat in the room with him and cried for half an hour. I have yet to feel as much pain as I did that day. Fortunately, I got Enzo a couple of years later and he has filled the fuzzy cat-shaped hole in my heart. Still miss Louie like crazy (I sometimes call Enzo, Louie), but it does get better. When I think of Louie now, I mostly remember the good times. When you are ready, another cat will be happy to give you all their love and hair balls.


HooD00

I’m so sorry. 😿💔


seanroberts196

That’s genuinely upset me with your loss. I’m very sorry for your loss, but it just shows how much love she had for you.


MarmotMayhem

Their love transcends their passing. I’m glad you were able to be with her.


DragonVT

That is the hardest decision any pet parent has to make. She loved you as much as you loved her. I'm so sorry for your loss.


preppyprb

God I'm cryin knowing the meaning of the picture now. So sorry for your loss


Burnt-witch2

This is heartbreaking, I'm so sorry. She was lucky to have you there with her in her last moments and throughout the last 16 years!


G_MOORE77

I am SO SO SORRY for the loss of your best friend & family member. This brought tears to my eyes… what a lucky kitty to have gotten to live a life filled with so much love…❤️


eyemadodgerfan

It's never easy, but you know when it's the right thing.


[deleted]

I’m so sorry. Just lost my 18 year old boy a few months ago too. He used to do this with his paw too. Know that she loved you and one day you will get to see her again.


RedOctobyr

I'm so sorry, but that is so sweet of her. I'm sorry this happened, but I'm glad you were able to be there with her. She knows she's loved. I found these helpful after we had to make the decision for one of ours last year, I hope they can bring you some comfort too. Rest easy, little Holly Bear. http://www.catquotes.com/lendmeakitten.htm https://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/lastbatt.htm


SweetSallySays60

I’m so sorry for your loss. Her spirit will always be a part of your spirit. 🙏🙏🙏 she was letting you know that.


Ohgood9002

Before she passed I told her that I will find her again. We always find each other. She's my partner


MoonSpankRaw

Rest in peace baby cat!


KSleepCHB5423

Oh man this got me choked up, I got two youngins but makes me sad knowing one day this will come. But you can tell she trusted and loved you unconditionally with the gesture and that's all you can ever ask for. Condolences OP, stay strong. ✌️


Lotriscool

I'm so sorry for your loss. Cats are amazing animals who love their humans


PoetLucy

I am crying because your story and your baby’s is a testament to true and enduring love. How difficult today must be for you. You have my deepest sympathy. Hugs. Is there a story about your Kitty you’d like to share? Her name? If now is not the right time—that’s fine. Do what you need to, don’t worry about anything else. Be gentle with yourself. We’re here with support for you.


rabidoverlord

I'm so sorry. I lost my 20 year old a few months ago and know how hard this is. But thank you for staying with them. They can't express it, but she didn't die alone, and they were with the person who comforts them the most. I guarantee you meant just as much to them as they did to you.


cmdr_chen

My deepest condolences. My ginger friend did the same to me, licking my hands while curling into a ball before passing. He was the best buddy for five years...


Jogaila2

Oh god... makes me so sad... putting that paw out too. 55 year old man shedding a tear while having lunch in a Subway here. I'm so sorry for you both.


k1tty_catz

Rip sweet holly 💕 i can tell you gave her a beautiful life.


portland_democrat

I am very sorry for your loss. I'm sure Holly Bear will always be in your heart.💙😿 [Grief](https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/loving-reaper/grief/viewer?title_no=353275&episode_no=11)


Ardwinna_mel

Awww. Omg that's so sad. I'm so sorry.


PaperCut611

Im crying at work....im in the Army 😢


paoodequeijoo

I can't stop crying... my cat passed last year a little before covid hit due to renal failure, she was so special we had a bond I never had with any pet and I couldn't be there for her at the moment she passed 💔 I don't think the pain is ever going away but it gets easier, I am sorry for you loss she was lucky to have a human that loved her so much as you did P.S: Guys makes sure your cats drink a LOT of water, have water fountains for them around the house, I could have saved my baby if I knew it sooner...


BMonstar

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs from me and my kitty gang.


Faucaria

it's so touching to see how much she loved you. thank you for giving her a wonderful life and a peaceful goodbye. rest well Holly 💕


mediocrity32

She was such a sweetheart. This photo is the perfect encapsulation of the love she had for you. I feel like tearing up just looking at this photo.


Ragin_koala

I can't read those posts, I have a senior cat of 14-15 and I can't think of losing her, my deepest condolences for your fur baby, she definitely lived a good life and loved you very much.


Phylar

Good lord this hit hard today. OP, I hope you find peace. Losing a loved one, regardless of who or what that loved one is, can be so immensely difficult. In this photograph I can feel the incredible care and love. You may find tonight and tomorrow the hardest. Keep on pushing, Holly would have preferred that, stubborn as I am sure she was. :)


weedgretzky42099

I had to put my baby girl down last night, feels terrible. I hope you feel better op, she loved you.


Ohgood9002

I'm so sorry. Tell her to look for a little black and white cat that acts like a perfect lady. I promise she's the best friend you can have


Forward-Promise-5696

Oh I am bawling. The love is so great. I am sending big virtual hugs to you and praying for your baby who is already jumping and playing!


positronical

16 years with someone who loved her dearly is such a great life, you were both lucky to have had each other.


cigibetyar

I'm sorry for your loss 🖤


fuzzypeacheese

So sorry for your loss. She knew you loved her and that you were helping her ❤️


gavaknight

I'm so sorry 😞. She loved you so much.


drhds

Oh no, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful relationship to have had. (((hugs)))


allthecats11235

Aaaand I'm crying. Look how much she loved you. She had her best friend beside her while she crossed the rainbow bridge.


gotham77

Excuse me I have something in my eye


Big-Cauliflower-6078

Sweet baby 😺so much love in that picture. sending you hugs and headbutts from my little furball


Dawelz

I’m so sorry for your loss. Holly Bear will always look up for you from the rainbow bridge. I can’t even begin to understand what you’re going through.


tomkim1965

I’m sorry for your loss. My baby that’s her name is getting up there so reading this made me almost cry 😭I gave everyone on the page a upvote except for the last person.


Ohgood9002

Thank you. The response from reddit has helped me tremendously. It fills my heart with warmth to see so many strangers say goodbye to her


shedreamsofatlantis

Sending you love & warm wishes. Holly Bear will always be with you. ❤️


[deleted]

I’m so sorry! It’s such a hard decision to make. I hope you are doing ok!


Shipwrecking_siren

So so sorry.


skorpchick

Internet hugs from a cat mom who had to put her BFF girl down today as well. She went purring in my arms, exactly how she was when I held her that very first time. Hugs and biscuits sent your way. ❤️❤️❤️


Lalou88

🥺🥺 my sincerest condolences 💜💜


somanyroads

God bless 😢 so sorry for your loss


Aletak

Lord I am so sorry.


snakewrestler

I’m so sorry…. 😢😢😢


dudededed

Sorry man. I hope she's in a better place. Hope u recover from the trauma !


Neat-Persimmon

I'm so very sorry for your loss. 💛 My cats are my world.


HankBuffalo

One of the best.


maomao05

Oh lord the tears.... I'm sorry =[ hope she will reunite with my calico and wave us a hello


hohohoagy

Sorry OP. Lost my 12 year old last year and wrecked me way worse than I could have imagined. Definitely a process to work through, will get better with time.


Izthefrizz

I’m so sorry, my baby is 14 now and I’ll hug him extra hard for you


nightwalker1204

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's obvious that you two had a special bond.


blinddivine

i understand op, i'm sorry. did the same thing on the first day, of the first month of this year. i'm still not ok, and i still really miss him.


Masterofunlocking1

My condolences. She will forever be with you in spirit. Dwell on the good times you both had together. Sending positive vibes your way, my friend.


LeeKaye13

This breaks my heart. Sending thoughts and love to you. I've had to say goodbye to too many cats. They are animal family members.


Oofpeople

Rest in peace Holly Bear


Traditional_Ad_736

So sad She loved you She will live in your memories


TheTattedspyder

Hugs.


11111PieKitten111111

I'm so sorry for your loss. Cars are incredible


cocoaparty93

Sitting here crying for you. I’m so sorry for your loss.


MrPicklesMX

This is so sad.. I’m so sorry for your loss… Loosing a cat hurts a lot like loosing a family member.. I agree sometimes pets can be a lot better than some people out there…


lethr77

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been the one to see my mother’s last two cats off over the rainbow road (both had cancer different to each other), it’s heartbreaking but comforting knowing their pain has ended. Hugs to you!


mizzpkat

I’m so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Holly Bear give you a reason to smile. Rest In Peace sweet princess. 🌈😿💔🐾


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Brought a tear to my eyes !


bettylou79

I am so sorry, they do become our best friends for sure. I have 3 - 2 of them “senior” cats at 16 and 15, and then a 10 year old. I worry, knowing that possibility is near.


MadCow333

So sorry for your loss. :(


chive_screwery

Sorry for your loss. The paw thing get ya choked up.


BerryEfficient

I am so sorry, please take care of yourself.


Slurmsipper

I’m so sorry for your loss.


samnhamneggs

Losing our buddies is so damn hard. She was as lucky to have you as you were to have her. Sending big hugs ❤️


Acceptablefreak

My heart breaks for you! 💔 I know that feeling when a loved one is taken away. Until we can cross that bridge too they will be waiting for us! ❤


keenfeed

These posts literally break me. I am very sorry


Sarkastik-Overlord

I’m so sorry for your loss - hugs to you OP ❤️ It’s never easy (expected or not) but you had a long time with her she was clearly loved and loved you back.


sum-hi-guy

Sorry for your loss


maggie081670

So much love between you. Very sorry for your loss.


Cantropos

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a friend and companion, especially if it's unexpected.


kittykatmila

I’m literally in tears at work right now seeing this. So precious that bond between a cat and their human. So sorry for loss and Holly is at peace now.


cntlssnghts

I’m so so sorry for your loss - rest easy Holly Bear ♥️


JagRes19

Im so sorry for your loss—that pic is so amazingly beautiful And I believe 110% love never dies. We will have our babies back on the other side like no time has passed. And like so many others here I def teared up!


[deleted]

I lost my shit when my cat died unexpectedly in 2013. This post made me tear up because I totally understand. I loved my Simon more that some family members.


Ahhleksisz

I’m so sorry for your loss :(


Ebaudendi

And in 20 years your eyes may still get glassy at the thought of her. It’s the price we pay for having such deep and loving connections with our pets. They really do leave their mark. Til you meet again. Cheers.


MotherGoose82

Oh man. The love we share with our kitties is beyond comprehension. May your Holly Bear find sun-puddles and chase butterflies in the great beyond


bikaland

Gods darn it, who started to cut onions in my living room? Beautiful kitty, beautiful last moment♥️🐈‍⬛


moseleygirl84

That’s so adorable. She obviously loved you every bit as much as you love her. I’m so sorry for your loss, I know how that pain feels and just feel horrible for you. She had a lovely, happy and full of love life with you…for whatever consolation that might offer.