Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In Loving Memory of my Psycho Kitty Chai

Chai soon after I got her
Last night I had to say good-bye to my baby girl Chai.  I have to say that is one of the hardest things I have done in my life.

Chai laying on mom's legs - her favorite place to rest
The last week Chai has been acting funny but I just figured it was the pill I gave her last week.  Last night she finally let me sit down and pet her and she was nothing but skin and bones.  Plus she was breathing pretty hard.  I called mom and she said take her to the emergency vet or you will be worrying about her all night.

Chai did love drinking water from the sink and she still fit in the sink bowl as
an adult
The vet took her in the back to give her oxygen and then came back and told me that she felt masses in her lungs and stomach.  They took x-rays and said it was cancer and it had spread.  I told them I didn't want her to suffer and it was time to let her go.  The vet was really nice to let me hold her for as long as I wanted and then I held her as she left.  Like I said that was the hardest thing I have ever done but I was not letting my baby girl go without her knowning I was there for her.

Chai and her Evil Stare - I really wish I had a better shot of her
eyes - they were gorgeous
Chai Chai was my middle furry baby.  I got her in 2004 after I finished the last of the paperwork for my house.  I had gone to Petsmart on Sunday and told myself I would get a new furry baby.  On Monday when I returned from Indy I headed straight for Petsmart. 

I was looking at this one cage with three kitties inside, Chai and two of her siblings.  I was looking at one of the siblings because they were up against the cage wanting to be petted, not Chai.  She was sitting in the back of the cage just looking at me waiting patiently for me to pick her; I have never regretted it, except when Chai picked on Tiesha - they were like oil and water.

My baby girl sure loved cat nip.  She would just roll around in it and be in kitty heaven.  That was usually when she was her most loving.  You got to pet Chai on her terms and not yours and don't even think about picking her up and holding her - oh heck no!

But boy, when she was lovey, she was lovey.  She had a particular spot she would sleep on me at night.  I would have to be on my side and she would lay out on my legs.

Chai loved her boxes.  I can tell you who rules the house and it isn't me.  I kept boxes for her to climb on and lay in.  She really loved this one box that their water fountain came in.  I took the cardboard off one side and laid the box on its side.  That was Chai's box and no one elses - only she was allowed to lay in there or she would get you.

I am seriously going to miss my Psycho Kitty! Thank you for letting me go down memory lane.    Here is to my pretty girl and may you be playing with Nayda, Max and Samantha again some place where you aren't in any pain. Miss and love you!!! I think I am going to go ball now so I hope you all have a good night!

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.

Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown ….


  1. Aw, I am so sorry to hear about your loss :( Honestly, losing a pet is JUST as painful as losing a human family member or friend.

    Maybe even more so!

    It was so nice of you to be there for her up until the very end. I'm sure wherever she is now, she loves and appreciates you for that.

    Lots of love and light to you in your difficult time!

  2. Oh, there's not much worse than loosing a fur-babe! My heart goes out to you.....

  3. so sorry for your loss :( hugs

  4. My face is strewn with tears for you....I agree..this is the hardest thing in the world and I am so very, very sorry for your loss...

  5. Oh Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. Reading about Chai brought tears to my eyes and also a smile, for I could just picture Chai ruling the roost. It is the hardest to have a loved one pass in your arm, but it was so nice for Chai to have you there until the end.

  6. So sorry for your loss! I had to let go both of my kitties this spring and I so miss them. But you know they will wait for us there.... :)

  7. Beth, I'm so sorry. Our four legged friends are members of our family and it's so painful to have to say goodbye. But you did the right thing. We have it in our power to take away their pain, which is what you did. I have had the experience of holding a pet while their life slipped away from the injection. It was so hard, but for me and for you, it was the only way to insure what they last moments were like. She's in heaven!


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