Today I did one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. ?Pretty much second only to losing Alexander. ?I had to make the choice to put my sweet kitty to sleep.
You see… Derek is out of town. ?He won’t be home until tomorrow night and odds were kitty wouldn’t make it that long. ?When I woke up this morning she wasn’t walking, force feeding her wasn’t helping and her face and head started swelling. ?I took her to the vet before work and they said they would look after her. ?Later in the afternoon I spoke with the vet and she said that at this point no amount of diagnostics and treatment were going to help her. ?She was done.
I was able to take time from work to drive back to the vet’s office to say goodbye. ?She was miserable. ?I held her and told her it was going to be ?ok and then the vet allowed me to hold her until she fell asleep. ?They took her away to euthanize her. ?I didn’t want to be there for that. ?I opted for a communal cremation and they dispose of the ashes in Puget Sound, one of my favorite places on Earth.
I left the vet’s office feeling like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. ?I ran some errands for the store and it just so happened that there was a liquor store in the same strip mall as the two other stores I had to go to. ?I stopped in for a bottle of gin.
My boss is so awesome that he had a drink with me this afternoon.
So here’s to you Kitty, Keeska, Kiki, Titi, Fat Kitty, Jelly Belly, Smelly Belly, Isi girl, Kitty Girl, Baby Girl…Isis.
I am so sorry.
I’m on the cusp of having to make the same decision. I’m so sorry, there are no words.
You made the right decision and I’m sorry that it hurts so much. Hugs
Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.
Sorry Lisa, it is really hard to let them go.
So sorry… its really hard to find words … here’s another cyberhug.
Oh Missy, I am so sorry. I know how hard that is to do. We had to do it for Rascal last year and I STILL miss that cat. How old was Isis? I know you two had had him a looooong time. Sending you many cyber hugs. Love Aunt Jan
She would have turned 14 on August 17th (our 14 year wedding anniversary). Julius, our male cat, turned 15 this past spring.
crying over the loss of your kitty… seriously… my cats are like my children
so sorry for your loss
We will all miss lovely kitty … 🙁
Have had to do that way more times than I like to think about and know that it isn’t easy. I know you will miss her.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you’ll really miss her and always remember the joy she gave you.
This sucks – no other way to say it. Hugs!
So sorry! We lost our dog this year too. He is still missed. Cyber hug!!!!
I am so sorry.
We lost our kitten just before Christmas; it hurts like hell, and it feels so wrong.
So tough. I can’t imagine. My Yoshi is turning 11 this month. Hugs! 🙁
Elle, I am so sorry…. it just sucks no matter how you look at it. Big hugs and one more drink…