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April Daisy May

Fire Cat


My little girl, who has been pretty sick for a couple of months now, died in her sleep sometime during the night on Saturday. She'd mostly stopped eating and by Friday she had pretty much stopped walking, too. She was all skin and bones and didn't even really look like the same fiesty fat cat I'd had for 16 years. She didn't seem to be in any pain, but it was clear the end was coming. She even let me hold her in my lap and pet her--something she never put up with when she was well. I made an appointment with the vet to put her to sleep on Saturday. Stubborn to the end (she hated the car and she really hated going to the vet) she decided not to wait.

Pets are just a heartbreak waiting to happen, aren't they?
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8 comments:

karenology said...

Oh no! Condolences for your loss, she looked like an adorable kitty.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they break our hearts, but they also give us years of companionship.

Anonymous said...

oh, g, so sorry for your loss.

Gienna said...

Thank you all for the kind words -- she was a good cat and she had a good life. And you are right, anonymous #1, there is no reward without risk. We go into it knowing our hearts will be broken ... and even so we go willingly.

Anonymous said...

Dearest G,
So sorry to read about Daisy. I remember her well and am welling up just thinking about her. She was just a frisky, middle-aged cat the last time I saw her. Well, maybe not exactly frisky...
Wishing you comfort for your loss.
xox rcas

Ellen said...

I'm so sorry! I can empathize to some extent because we had to have our elderly cat put to sleep earlier this spring. It was the hardest decision I've ever had to make. I'm glad you and Daisy had such a good life together.

D said...

A beautiful photo of Daisy, I too have little tears in my eyes.
Love D

chiaroscuro said...

I'm so sorry about your loss! She was a beautiful cat.