Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Originally posted as As Help: Are we making the right decision
EDITED to add this note: Thank you for stopping by.
We have made a decision. Now the question is when.
We have a sweet old cat . . . 19 year old. We live out in the country, with the neighborhood dogs and cats as well as all kinds of critters, foxes, coyotes, deer, bear, etc. She's always been an outdoor cat and a survivor.
Now she's deaf and goes around MEOWING at the top of her lungs all the time. She can't smell her food, I have to put her head in the bowl for her to know it's there so she'll eat. Then after she eats, she barfs it back up and what she keeps down goes right out the other end.
She has nearly caused my husband (who is a left leg amputee and just had a right knee replacement) to fall down the front porch steps a number of times cos she's getting to where she can't see and since she can't hear, she doesn't get out of the way when we're walking.
No cancer or tumors or any health problems but the vet's office is talking about 'quality of life'. My husband and I both think she's meowing because she's in pain.
We're thinking it's time to consider putting her down.
HELP!!! Is it time????
Okay, I know this isn't about SparkPeople stuff . . . . but this stressor has CHOCOLATE written all over it!!!!!!!!