One Final Belly Rub For Yoshi

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell all of you that we had to let Yoshi go today.

My darling Writer’s Cat developed bone cancer in her jaw and the prognosis was not going to be good. She’d gone in for a dental cleaning because she’d been having problems with a tooth when the vet discovered the cancer. I made the decision to let her go rather than drag her through a fight she was never going to win.

We were there when she passed. She left us getting scritches and belly rubs.

As we all should.

I will miss her oozing onto my laptop and honestly, I probably can’t have long discussions about losing her because it is a devasting loss for me. She’s been my companion for years and while taken way too young, entered my life with a grumpy purr and a deep affection for my company.

I am happy for the years I had with her and more importantly being able to share her with you. I loved her deeply and I know she loved in in return. I never had a moment’s doubt about that.

She was the best of cats and I’m sure I will see her again.

I have to. It is the very nature of cats to stand in the middle of a door you’re holding open while they decide if the want in or out.


60 thoughts on “One Final Belly Rub For Yoshi

  1. Sue

    No more words needed from you, Rhys, but know that through you, we loved her too. I’m glad she had you with her for the final gift we can give. She couldn’t have been more loved, and I hope your best memories of her will help you at this time. All love from my sister and I, who have both been through such a loss.

  2. Gayle Fernandez-Martin

    our condolences and prayers for you and your family at this terrible time! We had to let our Son, Allie, who walked on 4 legs for liver disease rather have hopped up on drugs and not enjoying his job of running the house. He gave us 13 good years and things haven’t run quite right since he departed. We will always miss him and his odd quirks!


  3. Condolences and prayers are coming your way. I know how hard it is to let your beloved pet go even if it’s for their benefit. You loved him dearly and he had a good life thanks to you.

  4. Glenda deKruif

    I am so sorry for your loss Rhys. It is so hard to let our sweet fur babies go. Yoshi was so fortunate to have found such a warm loving human to be part oh his world

  5. *Hugs* 😢
    This is the sucky part of the Pet Partnerships…they only bless us for shot time & the joy they give , it’s always worth the pain when they go…but man it hurts being left behind!

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss Rhys my heart goes out to you at this time, pets are a huge part of your family, but in time you’ll remember only the best things you did together. Audrey

  7. My heart is breaking for you. I lost my beloved Henry November 2017. He was a rescue and I was blessed to have him for 11 years. He was my soul fur baby and I’d cried many tears into his little furless body. Know you will see him again and don’t be surprised if you see his little shadow flirting around your desk.

  8. Anastasia Papadatos

    I am so so sorry, Rhys. That is such tragic news. I’m crying right along with you. 💔

  9. I am SO sorry to hear this and my heart is breaking for you. Fur babies bring so much love and joy into your life. They are amazing creatures. I hope your memories will help you heal when you remember something about Yoshi that was funny, sweet, or something that was unique to her. Hugs to you! <3

  10. Linda

    Oh Rhys, I am so sorry to hear that. I lost my beloved cat, Salem recently after he had a tooth problem and it was discovered he had cancer. He was just 12, I think of him everyday. He was my baby.

  11. Andrea Z

    Oh, Rhys, my heart breaks for your loss, for having to make that devastating decision, even when it’s for the best. Sending all the and comfort…

  12. Rachel Smith

    Oh Rhys, I am so sorry about Yoshi. Having lost 2 of my dogs to bone cancer I agree that there are some fights that it just isn’t fair to fight.
    Sweet dreams Yoshi. You will meet each other again over the rainbow bridge x

  13. Missjoanie

    Dear Rhys, I know it is one of hardest decisions to make but you did the right thing. Remember, Yoshi lives on in your heart. xxx?

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