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We Are Having Our Cat to Put to Sleep Today

Friday, November 12, 2010

Today is a very sad day. We are taking our 19-1/2 year old cat Emma to the vet this afternoon. She will be put to sleep. I've been unsure for a while when to take her in and have been so conflicted. I figured as long as she was eating, it wasn't time. Well, she's been eating less and less and is having great trouble going to the bathroom. She's in the kitchen right now kind of curled up and looking at me with those sad beautiful eyes.

Today, I decided she's had enough and wants to enter the "Heaviside Layer" to see her mom. Our sweet Grizabella's old body has given up on her.

You see, we rescued Emma's mom Julie 20 years ago from an ice storm and soon discovered she was pregnant. She had six kittens, three were polydactyl just like her. We found loving homes for all of them except Emma.

Emma was always a scaredy cat and a loner - she only liked her mom and hated our other cats. She's never been cuddly but does appreciate head scratches and getting brushed.

I'm going to miss her very much. This photo was taken before she was diagnosed with CRF, she was fat and happy.


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  • PRAIRIE_MUM
    I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I had to make the same agonizing decision for my own cat in March when his kidneys failed.
    I'm sending big hugs to you!
    Hilary

    3598 days ago
  • SUGARBUNNIE1577
    I'm new to Spark and I came to your page after seeing a comment you posted about your cat on another user's page. I'm so sorry about the loss of your kitty. I'm a huge animal lover and I've had to have dogs put to sleep in the past. It's so rough when we have a pet leave us, but just remember how much you enriched each other's lives. I'm sure your kitty couldn't have had a better owner! emoticon
    3598 days ago
  • JAKEANDNELLIE
    You and Emma are definitely in my prayers. You have made a difficult decision but you put Emma first. Our pets are definitely furry family members and we grieve their loss. I still think of my GrayCat and Meower and they've been gone over 15 years.
    You will miss Emma and the unconditional love she gave you, but she also left you with many wonderful memories to treasure.
    I am so sorry.
    Sheila
    3598 days ago
  • MILLISMA
    What a pretty girl she was. So sorry and I know it was a difficult decision but you also knew the time was right.

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    3600 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so sorry! emoticon
    3600 days ago
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  • WILLOWWINDS
    I am so sorry to hear this. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. They are so much more than that they are family.

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    3601 days ago
  • no profile photo MALLEUSMIKE
    My prayers are with you. It's not easy with a pet; they are part of your family. We've had to do it twice so far. As you are aware, it's best for them not to suffer.
    3601 days ago
  • PATRICIA441
    What a sweetie. My heart goes out to you. I have had to do the same thing with two of my cats and it breaks your heart but it is the best for your Emma. Sending healing hugs.Pat
    3601 days ago
  • SLEEKKITTY
    My thoughts are with you. I know how hard it must be for you, but it is kind of you to not her suffer any more. emoticon
    3601 days ago
  • DLDROST
    My thoughts and prayers are with you...
    3601 days ago
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