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[Jul. 20th, 2018|09:24 pm]
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We will miss our Greycie Loo.



She had cried out in pain last night when we pilled her, and fell from her reclining chair while moving in the night. I'd left for the library this morning before she tried moving around much, but Christine observed that she'd lost control of her back right leg. The tumor in her spine had finally disrupted those nerves.

I came home at lunch we had teary conferences. I touched and moved her back legs gently as she reclined in a dog bed on the floor. One responded, the other did not. Like her dead tail, that leg too had no vitality. Christine got us an appointment with the vet.

Greycie was clearly in pain when she tried to stand and turn. But she wanted to go outside. We carried her out, and tried to settle her in the dog bed on the grass. She got up and staggered through the fence, collapsing on the other side. I ran around and kept an eye on her. I had had an idea of running a ribbon around her tiny waist and lifting her back end as she tried to walk. We did that for a while. It broke my heart to see her so wanting to DO, to GO, and to imagine the pain. Christine and i cried may more tears.

When we arrived at the vet, both the vet tech and the doctor remarked on how much weight she'd lost. Despite syringe feeding cream and broth and baby food, she wasn't eating. And the x-rays from less than a month ago showed a fairly clear erosion of her spine. I think the doctor was glad we were ready to let Greycie go.


I've thought much over bringing Greycie home the first day, remembering the sweet nips from that ride home -- she gave gentle nips to me (to us) to get our attention up until very recently.

https://elainegrey.livejournal.com/1213198.html This entry about Greycie joining us illustrates that we hadn't decided on the spelling early on.

I think of how Greycie Loo bridged our cat communities: she joined us after GreyBrother died, but she knew GreyBeard and Mr M, and she knew Edward and Luigi.

We will so miss her.

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[User Picture]From: lacachet
2018-07-21 03:19 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about Greycie Loo, it really does bring tears to my eyes--we love them so much, don't we?
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2018-07-22 11:32 am (UTC)
Yes we do.

Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2018-07-21 12:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry --- it never gets easier.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2018-07-22 11:34 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2018-07-22 12:42 am (UTC)
It's such a hard decision to make. My sympathies. (I grieved Zack for a long time after I had to have him put down.)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2018-07-22 11:35 am (UTC)
Thank you. (And <3 for Zack!)
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[User Picture]From: fflo
2018-07-22 01:43 am (UTC)
My heart goes out to you.

When I was 16 we finally got a family cat. She was called Gracie, short for Amazing Grace.

Here's to kitty-cats and kitty-cat love--- theirs for us & ours for them.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2018-07-22 11:40 am (UTC)
Thank you. Our Greycie bridged our lives with three grey cats *(hence her name), to life with big orangy cats. Cats can certainly help us reach out to that grace though, one paw tap on a cheek at a time.

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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2018-07-22 11:02 am (UTC)
I am so sorry.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2018-07-22 11:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! I know you understand.
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[User Picture]From: zippybeta
2018-07-22 12:35 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your loss.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2018-07-23 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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