Monday, December 7, 2009


Mobile Photo - Vito's Paw Prints

Hi everyone:

Thank you so beyond words for your comments, emails, wisdom, love, prayers, understanding, etc., etc., etc. This community has awed me. Thank you seems like such an insignificant thing to say right now, but thank you.

I am slowly getting back to everyone, and it means so much to me to be able to do so, but it's taking me a while...thank you for your patience!

Today I picked up Vito's ashes and was given his pawprints. I had not known about it and was so shocked and surprised to see it. It made me laugh because my little bobcat was so small but had the most giant paws of any cat I've ever known. We'd joke that he'd been given the wrong feet! And it made me cry because my little bobcat didn't even get a chance to grow into those crazy-big paws.

I hesitate to say this as there isn't a 'nice' way to say it, but if ever you require, um, 'services' of the nature I required on the 27th, and you live in NYC, may I suggest The entire staff from the moment we walked in the door until the moment we left were amazing to us. The experience was non-clinical and as near to being beautiful as such a sad and tragic event could be. I had already mailed the vet a thank you card, but then today when I picked up Vito's ashes and yet again was confronted with understanding and affection from their staff, as well as receiving the above in a little cloth bag imprinted with cartoon cats, well, I feel like I need to send ANOTHER thank you card...that's how good these people were to us.

And that is how all of you made me feel, too - like I need to send each of you two thank you cards and let you know how much I appreciate you.

Thank you. Thank you.




Busby and Raymond said...

That's really great that you had such a good experience at the Vet. Especially on such a difficult day.

Raymond and Busby

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, what a lovely surprise for you, to soften these sad times. And yes, that Bobcat did have some large pawprints! I hope you get my little gift by tomorrow. and you can hold it in your hands and remember the love.

My thoughts are with you...

The Creek Cats said...

We are so glad to hear you had a good experience with the staff, that always helps in these difficult situations.

When our Iguana, Buzz, left for the bridge, the vet made us an imprint of his foot. We have it hanging where her cage used to be.


A Few Good Cats said...

If you had to go through the terrible experience of losing Vito, at least you had comfort from other humans who cared, and who understood what you were going through.

We got much the same thing after Kelly died (one year ago Thursday)... the paw print in clay, the bag containing his ashes, given to us in a beautifully carved wooden box.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It's great you had such good treatment at such a sad time.

Daisy said...

I think Vito had such big feets because he left his pawprints on so many hearts.

Dawn said...

I didn't know what to write here until I saw what Daisy wrote. That's exactly it. What she said. Yeah.

The Meezers said...

what a wonderful thing to receive!

Camie's Kitties said...

What an amazing gift from the vet. It will be a rememberance you will cherish forever. We have been thinking of you a lot lately, and loved to see that Piggy and Grover are starting to cuddle now.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Gracie