I know how awful it is to come home to a house without your  
friend......I had to do it when Dixie left this world.  She moved into  
the house on the farm the minute I did and everything was hers.  It  
gets better as time goes on but you know that.  Right now cry and talk  
and generally do what makes you feel a little better.  I am very sure  
you did exactly what Cole would have wanted you to.  After all,  
everything you did was from your heart.  Please remember that he is  
close by.  Talk to him.  Tell him your fears and your love.  You may  
find that, like a lot of us, it helps.

Blessings to you and Cole and all you loved and cared for him.
On Aug 25, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Kim Thomas wrote:

> It is with great sadness that I have to say that my Cole has lost  
> his fight. The last 2 weeks he has been recieving epogen shots two  
> times a week and we found out today that the shots have not improved  
> his anemia. He in fact got worse and his hemoglobin went down to 9%  
> from 11% 2 weeks ago. He has also lost an addition 1lb in 3 days  
> because he would not eat. It was the hardest thing ever to have to  
> make the call in putting him to sleep or not, but he has been so  
> lethargic and down the last couple days, I had no choice. He was not  
> in good enough shape to even attempt any other treatment at this  
> point. I wish I would have caught this earlier and maybe treatment  
> would have been better. He had been living with Feline Leukemia  
> since birth and he lived to be almost 7, so at least I was blessed  
> with that time with him. Right now the hardest thing is to come home  
> and not have him waiting at the door for me. I am praying that I  
> made the right decision and didnt jump the gun on putting him to  
> sleep, but I just could not take it if I knew that I was prolonging  
> his suffering. I am having him cremated and we are having a special  
> urn made for him with his picture. All I can say is that having Cole  
> for a short 6 1/2 years was worth the heartache I have now, he was  
> my rock and was there for me when I needed him and now it is my turn  
> to be there for him. Thank you all for your support and words of  
> advice, it helped me make it through the 2 toughest weeks of my  
> life. I love you Cole.
> Kim
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