Missing My Boy

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My heart is broken as I lost my baby boy, Dilly Doo, yesterday. He was a beautiful Siamese cat who I've had for the last 12 years and he was the best son a girl could ever ask for. He was diagnosed with chest cancer on February 9th and we have been making weekly trips to the vet since he started showing signs of sickness in January. Yesterday morning was just different as he laid on the carpet and groaned, as if begging for help. We rushed him to the pet hospital, of course there was a ton of traffic, and Dilly Doo laid dying in my lap in the car. He literally was fighting for every breath he took. He still had a heartbeat when I ran him in to the hospital but it was too late as he was fading away quickly. Truly the most traumatic event of my life. I loved my boy with my entire heart and soul and he has been with me through everything, high school, college in Michigan, grad school in Florida, internship in Georgia, and engaged life in Alabama. I am so, so sad but trying to be strong and keeping my mind occupied.

Dilly Doo
{December 16, 1998 - February 26, 2011}


  1. I'm very sorry to hear that. We have 3 cats all 8 years old and dread the day that we have to deal with what you are going through now.

  2. I'm so sorry. I know exactly how you feel. Not long ago I lost my cat Twinkie, who had been my friend, companion and closest confident for 18 1/2 years.

    Dilly Doo was beautiful. He was lucky to have such a wonderful loving mom.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. It's amazing how attached to animals we become - they are our family. I also have been through this and the only thing I can say, if it gives you any comfort is that he is no longer suffering. I'm sure you were a great Mom and it will get easier with time.

  4. I'm so sorry Louisa. I know how it feels to lose a beloved pet. I used to call my dog my sister since I never had a real sister. They become part of the family and it feels like you lose a family member. He was lucky to have such a wonderful family and wonderful life!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear that. At least you were there with him to the end, and you shared some fabulous years together. RIP Dilly Doo

  6. I'm so sorry sweetie. I'm all teared up now, because I can't even imagine what it's going to be like when I lose my fur-baby. It truely is something the way they feel our hearts with so much love and joy.