Sleep Peacefully, Steve

I can’t believe I’m writing this post, but we said goodbye to Steve today. It was very unexpected. She wasn’t acting right this morning, so I brought her to the vet this afternoon. Long story short, her liver and what’s left of her colon are failing. They could do a couple of surgeries, but we would be putting her through a lot of pain and trouble for what amounts to a band-aid. We’d be right back in the same spot in a few weeks or months. I couldn’t do that to my Steve. She’s been my nurse, my rock, my best friend through so much. It would be selfish of me to make her suffer so I could get a few more days with her.

Nothing will fill the hole she has left. I love her so much.

Author: stevethetripawdlady

Born and raised in Upstate NY and a volunteer at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, NY. That's where Steve came from. Remember, Steve is a girl!

8 thoughts on “Sleep Peacefully, Steve”

  1. Run Free Steve. I am so sorry for your loss. This is the hardest part of loving our babies. You gave her the greatest gift we can give is their dignity and not letting them suffer.

    No one can tell you when it won’t hurt because this is such a personal journey. My thoughts are with you.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. You know you did the right thing. She will always be in your heart, and you own her pawprints. It is harder to not let them suffer, that decision is the hardest. Your baby is pain free now, running around over you sending you her love always.

  3. I am so sorry your very pretty kitty had to leave you. Steve was lovely -a wonderful ambassacat for Tripawds. Wishing her the sweetest, catnip scented dreams of frolicking in sun lit meadows and chasing dancing butterflies. Wishing you comfort in memories of a dear companion.


  4. OH I’m so so very sorry! Loving them enough to let them go when they tell us is the hardest most unselfish gift we can give them although our hearts break as we do so. Steve was such a beautiful girl! Fly free new Angel! Sending you healing hugs and peace at this hardest of times!
    Linda & Spirit Mighty Max

  5. Getting to know sweet Steve and what a very special Soul she is, makes it really hard to hear she had to go to the Bridge. It has been such a true honor to travel this jkurnw with this courageous gal and it breaks our hearts to read this.

    You gave her the greatest gift of love any kitty cr doggy, or human, could ever hope to have! And yiu gave her the most loving gift of all when you lpved her enough to recot Stevie could no longer be Stevie.

    Stevie didnt need to go through more poking and prodding to get MAYBE another week or so with surgery recovw just to get a few more days. Nope, the tipping point had started and to delay the inevitable would not have been what she wanted!

    Honest to goodness, your kove and devotion and incredible care is what gave her such great extended quality time to begin with! I’m afraid very few would have gone to the lengths you did to take care ALL her needs with ALL her “crappy issues”.

    I sooooo hope you will continue to co e here and post some more lictures and happy memories when you can. She held such a special place in all our hearts and ALWAYS made us smile with every photo. And the ones you losted avove are no exceptio ! Shes such a beautiful happy kitty. Hold those memot in yiur heat just as he is holding thise same memories in her courageous brave heart!

    With all my love
    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too

  6. WOOOAAAAH. Oh my gosh I had fallen behind on blog reading and just saw this. You guys I am heartbroken, all of us here at Tripawds HQ are so very, very sorry. Steve (and you all) were such a big part of this community, it’s a shock to know that she’s now an angel.

    We have no doubt that you did all you could for her, and that you made the most compassionate, loving call during a difficult time. Steve might not have a physical presence any more but her spirit is grateful for your love and kindness and no doubt will stay strong in your hearts (and ours!) forever.

    With all our love and condolences,
    Rene, Jim, Wyatt Ray and Spirit Jerry

  7. Oh I am SO sorry to hear that Steve is gone. She truly was a ‘pretty kitty’ in addition to being an amazing Tripawd Warrior! She put up with so many health issues but was still able to be your rock and your best friend. The hole in your heart is huge right now and it will take a good long while to heal. Keeping busy with the rest of your rescue menagerie will help….
    Sending you peace and love, run free Steve!

    Martha and the Oaktown Pack

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