Sunday, June 07, 2009

Four weeks

So, the cat got a few mentions, but she never actually made it into the sidebar profile text there, or the post labels or anything.

Given what we know about her--that I first got her 15 years ago and she'd had at least two litters by then--the vet figures she's maybe 18 years old.

When she was given back to me, she had infections that weren't healing, a really really bad smell, and some other conditions that don't even bear treating in a cat of her age and condition. There was no question of her lasting for a very long time, but I figured we might be able to keep her comfortable for a time yet. And we did, for four weeks.

As with any pet (and, in a perfect world, any human), it's all about quality of life, and for a while it looked like she might gain/maintain some of that, but today it became apparent that that was not the case. Fortunately, I'm still off work for a couple more days, so we can take her in tomorrow morning.

B'bye, li'kitty.

4 comments:

FranIAm June 07, 2009 7:13 PM  

Oh kitty - go to your rest in peace.

Sending thoughts and wishes your way Jen.

Brave Sir Robin June 08, 2009 7:50 PM  

Oh.

You're stronger than me.

. . what Fran said . .

kkryno June 09, 2009 1:17 AM  

You all gave her the gift of love and genuine comfort in her remaining days. That's a treasure we all should be so blessed with.

I'm so sorry your kitty couldn't stay a bit longer, but she is on to her next life as a cute, healthy and playful kitten! :)

We should all be so fortunate.

Dusty June 09, 2009 10:13 AM  

It's hard, so hard to put them to sleep..even when we know it's the right thing to do. Saying goodbye hurts when you love them so much.

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