"the" Mrs. Astor

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Kiki left this world for one of eternal rest today. I held him for the long ride to the vet and as they administered the shot and he gazed into my eyes as his closed. His confusion and suffering is now over; it is the saddest thing I have ever done.

14 Comments:

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Ed Grow said...

Oh, Honey. Both of you are brave. Give me a call if you need to talk. Love.

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger countess von Cartier said...

Doll
My thoughts and prayers are with you today.See you soon I'll be in South Beach soon we will toast Kiki...

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Tom said...

I'm so sorry. As painful as it was, I have no doubt you did the right thing. The most difficult part of the bargain we get with the unconditional love and joy that our companions bring us is that we more than likely will outlive them. So if we really love them, it behooves us to send them to rest with as much love and compassion as we can muster. I know that you can't stop thinking about Kiki's last moments in your arms, but in time it will be a great source of comfort and something to be proud of.

In the meantime, cry your eyes out. That helps too. I'm thinking of you ...

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Countess Bedelia said...

My deepest sympathy; I know your pain. Please take comfort, as I do, that we will one day be reunited with our special friend when we cross the Rainbow Bridge.

http://www.newrainbowbridge.com/NRB/rbpoem.htm

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Jeremiah Andrews said...

Eternal rest grant him and may perpetual light shine upon him.

You did what you had to do
He is no longer suffering
you treated him as good as
you treat your fellows.
You gave him dignity and he loved you in return.

Now he is perfect in heaven.

My condolences ... Truly ...

Jeremy

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honey, you gave Kiki a flawless life. Best to you in this sad time. Your friend, and constant eader, Steve

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Tosca15 said...

Alexis, my heart aches for you at this time of unexplainable sadness. May you take some small measure of comfort in knowing how much your friends and loved ones support you.

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor said...

Thanks, all of you dear friends. No matter how much one thinks of and plans for this, it remains devastating.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Ruth said...

Oh Alexis! There is nothing tougher. Kiki was so loved. I'm thinking of you both today. xo, Ruth

 
At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Jake said...

My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences. I'm terribly sorry for you loss. You two are still among the most memorable and appreciated roommates I've ever had. Although we haven't the opportunity to share in each others' life as often as I'd desire, know that I am there in spirit and grieving with you.

 
At 12:37 PM, Anonymous mikerzz said...

I'm so sorry. You and Kiki gave each other wonderful lives and you still have all the great memories. It's not much, but I hope it provides some comfort to you.

 
At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Marc said...

My condolences, Alexis.

 
At 12:08 AM, Anonymous mikevil said...

Sweetheart!
This is one of the most heatbreaking moments in life. Hold those you love very very near!

 
At 4:11 AM, Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor said...

I know... I thank you all for being so thoughtful, like my friends here have been. Some days ago, I seriously considered that Life Without KiKi would not be worth living. Now, I know that there are the "friends". I'm confused, and--yet--comforted by the outpouring of thoughts. I will always remember this.

 

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