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friday and thoughts of a cat

Friday, October 26, 2012

Well another week shut to hell. I have the joy of watching my tomcat get sicker and sicker and coming to the inevitable decision that I will have to end his suffering sooner rather than later. Its hard for me as I did NOT care for him when we first got him as I just knew he was going to be a long haired cat and a shedder (in fact my pet name for him used to be "hairy bastard" he was a replacement for a little black kitten my daughter had that had an inoperable urinary tract problem ) - the only thing that managed to bring us close was the fact that after my tom died (in his sleep -he was obedient and unselfish to the end) was the fact that I realized that after Malcolm died, that he (Sam) and I had both lost our best friend. He never did endear me with his shedding but I did tolerate it (I am sure that the lint roller companies LOVED ME) but as long as he managed to keep his HAIR out of my food it was tolerable and we did get quite attached. Anyone who has ever had a Maine Coon as a pet can attest to their loyalty and obedience , much like taking the best characteristics of from a cat and a dog. The true irony was that we were never sure WHAT Sam was (or is as he is still alive of course as I write this as I have not set a date and as far as I know neither has anyone else) as he was picked up as kitten from the SPCA as was Malcolm. Its curious as I feel guilt shame and a whole gamut of emotions and thoughts regarding this whole thing. It is NOT an easy task .
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/29/2012 1:51PM

    My heart goes out to you. We had to do it with Wheeler. It's a difficult decision but you will know in your heart when the time is right.

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ENUFF81020 10/28/2012 10:27PM

    I lost a wonderful basset hound who was almost 18 years old a little over a month ago. It was a really hard time for me and my family. I am sorry for what you are dealing with--Chloe gradually got slower and slower and the last week of her life was about to be a trip to the vets, but she passed on while we were at church.

Anyway, it was a tough time that I haven't yet gotten over. I extend my prayers to you as you go through this with your kitty. Take care of yourself.
Sylvia

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LYNNA1968 10/27/2012 10:05AM

    no my dear its not. So many underestimate "pets", they become family before we know it. Lol sneaky lil things aren't they? The fact he comes to you & loves shows you he holds no ill will! He trusts you to make the best decision. I'm sorry for your pain. Remember the silly things he did that got you upset but now you chuckle lol I know there are some. Thoughts are with you. emoticon emoticon

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