Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago

    I’m coming to a similar point with one of my cats…he’s 17. The vet’s coming to see him tomorrow.

  2. artybee

    artybee said, over 4 years ago

    They lie. They say the animal just goes to sleep. Phooey. There’s a jolt and an abrupt end.

  3. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    no, this is life! I applaud MT for this story line, sad as it is (my cat’s only 8 and I hope she has many years left).

  4. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, over 4 years ago

    Even though she was 22 when my cat died, it was hard. 2 months on, I still see her in the house, in her usual spots…

  5. mhgbear

    mhgbear GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    God, what a brave kid! This kind of thing is hard enough when you’re an adult. Yes, the end is abrupt, but far better than an animal to keep suffering or have to undergo treatments that will only prolong the inevitable. The vet gave me the option of staying and explained what was going to happen. I felt I needed to be there for Foudini, and I was able to hold him one last time. I would’ve regretted it for the rest of my life if I hadn’t. Any parents who are follow this story line, please sit down with your kids and explain this as gently as you can. Make sure you tell them that love doesn’t die, no matter what.

  6. Nancy P

    Nancy P GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I want to feel stupid for crying over a comic strip, but one of our cats had to be euthanized a few months ago and I still feel the pain. This is ripping my heart out.

  7. PuckerbrushCity

    PuckerbrushCity said, over 4 years ago

    Wow, mhgbear…you have got it right. I have lost a few kitties this way, and it does take a certain amount of courage to be there at the end. Their love deserves your courage and empathy in return.

  8. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @mhgbear

    Thank you. He must’ve been a great comfort to you when he was living and you repaid the favor.
    Paul Harvey had a piece on saying goodbye to a pet. If I can find it, I’ll post it.

  9. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 4 years ago

    @artybee

    Not with my dog – there wasn’t a jolt. Just stopped breathing.

    So where’s his parents? I know they’re not in the strip normally, but there is no adult there?

  10. Happy, Happy, Happy!!! http://www.gofundme.com/z6x6x4vs

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! http://www.gofundme.com/z6x6x4vs GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    good boy Dean.

  11. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    My 16 year old cat Hannah Bee died in my arms on the way to the vets to have her put down. She looked me in the eyes, meowed and died. I think she was saying goodbye, I really do.
    My yellow lab Susie died in my arms, and my dog Charlie Girl. My dogs Teddy and Gallagher both 17 were put down at the vets office.

    THIS STORYLINE IS TOO TOO TOO SAD!

  12. deluca212

    deluca212 said, over 4 years ago

    Have ‘lost’ 2 fur-friends. Last one died in my arms on the way to the vet to be put to sleep. cannot imagine a more gentle passing. Never easy…but when they say ‘forever’ home think they also mean our hearts!

  13. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Ok, I’m done reading Heart until this is over. I can’t bear to redo my morning make up one more time.

  14. thomk8

    thomk8 said, over 4 years ago

    I had my first cat Snowy put down at the Humane Society after 21 great years, seemed painless, we were with her when she went. I had two more cats, Maxi and Inscissor, die at home after 22 and 21 years of loyal loving companionship. I must admit it was better for us both having them in our arms at home when they slipped away.

  15. Evilstepqueen

    Evilstepqueen said, over 4 years ago

    I know this is a big moment in everyone’s lives, but…omg this is a comic strip…please stop with the sad!!

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