Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm in Denial...


One of our cats, Nika, died on May 29. We had thought that Ezra would go first -- he is older and isn't necessarily, um, doing very well. In fact, he has been tossing his cookies for some time now. He is losing weight (our big fat cat ain't so fat anymore), his front legs shake when he is sitting or standing, he's meowing often (not like him) and leaving undesirable deposits around. We think it may be time. to. call. the. vet.


The vet is Carla, our good friend (pictured here with the pups), who in this case, would make a house call since Ezra doesn't handle car-rides very well. We have been discussing the inevitability of this for some time. My father, a former farmer, has also offered to "take care things" for us, but I just can't go that route. I don't even want to know what that route is!

Ezra is somewhere around 18 years old or so -- 16 and a half of those years have been with us. Are we really going to have to say goodbye to both of our cats within weeks of each other? After all these years of cats? I. am. in. de. nial. Ezra is the one who has let two year olds pull clumps of fur out of his side and he just looks on. He has been stepped on, laid on, sat on, and he just deals. He is the best cat with kids and everyone loves him. He gets along with our dogs well. He sleeps by us. He has an extra special quality. I. am. in. de. nial. Waaaaaah................

7 comments:

Vivian M said...

I am so saddened by this. Huge extra hugs.

Jenny said...

:( So sorry.

We will miss him.

s said...

i don't know you and i just happened on your blog this morning...am going thru the same thing with my cat of 19 years. it's the hardest thing i've ever had to deal with and i find myself sitting here crying thinking of you going thru it also.

i will say a prayer for you and your family and your precious kitties.

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart. And He saves those who are broken in spirit.
psalm 34:18

GrizzlyAdam said...

Sorry to hear this....sounds like he's left many stories to keep his spirit alive after he's gone.

Ava's family said...

I'm so sorry. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling having to make such a tough decision when your still mourning your other beloved pet. Sending you a ((Hug))

Amy said...

So sorry about your other kitty

Tracy said...

Hugs :(

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