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July 3, 2008 / chrisisgross

Little Gray Cat II

A little more than 5 weeks ago I posted about our sweet little cat.

Unfortunately, today is the day that we have been dreading and mentally preparing for. This afternoon Julie and I will be taking our lovely little SaraCat to the veterinarian’s for the last time. Over the last 3-4 days she has lost a lot of weight and she has very little energy left. In only 30 days or so the carcinoma has grown from one side of her mouth to the other. She is still the sweetest cat and wants to be around us at all times, her spirit is still there, but her body is failing her.

She is unable to eat and purring is difficult because of the carcinoma. Coping with the carcinoma has taken a toll on her physically, but mentally she is still the same old little cat.

Over the last few days we have been taking as many pictures of her as we can and petting her as much as she can stand. Last night she slept on top of one of us for the entire night. Just looking into her eyes I can tell that she knows that it is her time.

Tonight is going to be difficult, much like last night, but we know that this is the right decision. Unfortunately, this knowledge does not make this any easier. Sometimes the right decision does not feel like one.

We still have a lot of love to give another little wonder and with the number of animals who need homes there are plenty of opportunities that will come our way. It’s going to take some time to grieve and feel ready again to take on the great responsibility(and joy) of another pet, but I know we will be there at some point.

Thanks for all the kind words. It’s our friends and family that allow us to love and to heal.

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