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Last Weekend I Lost My Best Friend
Last Weekend I Lost My Best Friend

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Challenge: Weekend II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Date: Feb 6, 2014
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2014

I really debated doing this photo, for two days I couldn't put Pooh's bed, dishes and mouse away. Planned on holding her pic and looking sad, but my heart is so broken I only got one shot before I broke down again. I don't cry pretty, like all my emotions I go full blown.
Pooh Kitty was the love of my life for 15 years, the last two she's been on the edge with kidney failure, I promised her I would NEVER let her suffer. Her little system suddenly shut down and it couldn't take anymore Wend, I had to honor my promise to her. She's had to eat icky kidney diet since 2004, she loves kitty treaties, but due to her kidneys couldn't have but 1 or 2 a week. So I got a bag and she got to eat the WHOLE thing, she laid down on my arm all full and purring, and left this world. I didn't realize how much my life for the past two years was all about Pooh, meds, fluids, getting her to eat when she felt rough, grooming her and giving and getting kisses. At the vet's office I cried of course, but I knew it was the right thing to do. At home there is a hole in this house, and my heart that is the size of Texas!
I am so happy this pix of Pooh made a TT, Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1084201.jpg

[Feb. 11th, 2014 11:10:04 AM]

Thank You All for the lovely condolences.

Place: 24 out of 85
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02/19/2014 06:53:04 PM
Oh Katie, I am so sorry. Wish I'd looked through the entries so I'd known what you were going through. Belated hugs and headbumps of love from me, Lily, Galena and Druli in spirit
02/17/2014 06:18:40 AM
Sorry for your loss Katie, they are family members, in their own way.
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02/17/2014 12:42:42 AM
You know that out there is another furbaby who needs a person to love. When the time comes, you'll find him or her. I do so hate that they don't live as long as us; it's so very hard when they leave us.
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02/17/2014 12:36:13 AM
Thank You All! It helped sharing my pain, I wear my feelings on my cuff, when I'm happy (usually all the time) Everyone knows it! It was hard to share pain, much much harder than doing a really goofy ugly photo of myself, which I do often. This was so raw, but I did it. I want to say I didn't do it for a sympathy vote, it just seemed like one of the best things I could say about Pooh to show how bad I miss her... Oh tears now.. quit

Wonderful to find all the fur baby lovers out here!
02/17/2014 12:15:09 AM
Oh they are so hard to lose. My heart goes out to you Katie. Hugs
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02/17/2014 12:13:33 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2014 11:37:31 PM
Awe. :(
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02/16/2014 11:32:54 PM
Painful. voted earlier
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02/16/2014 11:06:23 PM
Powerful image. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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02/16/2014 08:46:31 PM
Oh no; this is breaking my heart. Hope you are feeling better.
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02/16/2014 08:46:12 PM
*hugs you sweet, Katie* (really closely... and swaying back and forth)

It will get better. I promise.

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02/16/2014 08:23:35 PM
So sorry for your loss. :( Your picture made me want to cry as well. It evokes such sadness and shares how much you loved your friend.
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02/16/2014 06:01:08 PM
My condolences, Katie. That is so sad.
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02/15/2014 04:54:54 PM
Oh, that's awful! :( So sorry to hear that.

This looks great in black and white as it really captures the emotions behind the image.
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02/11/2014 10:54:34 PM
Oh gosh, I am so sorry. You kitty was lovely. Prayers ascending. Wonderful, albeit tragic, photo.
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02/10/2014 11:58:30 PM
I'm a cat person myself. I feel for you.
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02/10/2014 09:53:04 PM
I'm sorry for your loss
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02/10/2014 11:01:39 AM
awww...so sorry to hear that Katie!
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02/10/2014 01:35:44 AM
And I can tell Katie that you are not acting here, I'm so sorry to hear this news, sending warm hugs your way.
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02/10/2014 01:11:05 AM
Dear Katie, you are amazing, brave, strong woman! I am admiring you!
And so sad for your loss...
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