Sunday, June 08, 2008

A sad week...

I have a feeling that Blind Kitty won't last the week. He's nearly 20 and in steep decline, getting thinner and more frail every day.

He's had a wonderful life with us, but now he's not responsive to petting -- and he doesn't purr and snuggle like he did a couple of weeks ago.

We're going to see how it goes, but I think he'll take a final trip to the vet this week....

We kind of think we won't get a new kitty quite yet. Since Extra Toes has a heart condition, the stress of a new one may not be a good idea.

Edited to add...

Tonight it became clear that he was in pain and almost non-responsive. We took him to the emergency vet and had him put down. I didn't want him to have any more pain. We'll all miss him -- the apartment will be much more quiet.

Thanks for the good wishes....

9 comments:

Rhonda said...

I'm sorry, P. I know this has to be hard. He's a lucky cat that you're loving him and taking good care of him to the very end.

Seeking Solace said...

I am so sorry. He is truly loved.

Psych Post Doc said...

I'm so sorry.

susan said...

I'm so sorry--it is so hard to watch an aging, ailing cat decline. I hope you find some sweet moments with him this week.

Meansomething said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your kitty. Good on you for helping him out of his pain when the time came. I hope you comfort one another with lots of good memories of a good cat.

julie said...

Ah, gee -- hang in there. You did the best thing.

Debbie said...

I know how hard it is to have to make this decision - but I also think you absolutely had no choice once you could tell he was in pain. You've done the right - but difficult - thing. Hugs to both of you at this difficult time, and I'll hold good thoughts for you and your other ailing kitty.

Arbitrista said...

I'm so sorry!

Professor said...

I'm sorry to hear about your cat.