Friday, March 23, 2012

Another bad day

Our very much loved cat Wally had to be put down today.

He had been losing weight slowly over the past year and I have been in denial. We blamed the new little kitten from next door who moved on a more than semi permanent basis to our house. He ran away and Wally did get a bit of his old spring back but getting back from Ethleen's funeral on Tuesday, I realised he must have lost half a kilo in two days. A visit to the vet confirmed what we feared. he was severely dehydrated and had large tumors in his kidneys.

The decision was taken and within minutes, he was no longer in pain. He purred until he left us, his purring was the reason we picked him out from his brothers and sisters at the RSPCA so many years ago (April 1st as i t happened). He has moved house with us and welcomed Henry into the family as well.

No more pets for a while now.

Henry has had a bad virus and been home, with Matt picking up a bug as well - it had been a long sad month and I am more than ready for March to be over!


Mitra Pratt said...

was wishing you strength today, looks like you needed it, sending you a hug all the way from NY!

Lizzy Hill said...

You poor's a bitter sweet moment, 'cos you know it's unfair to leave your cat in pain, but at the same time.....Wally cat! We have a Wally dog!!!! I hope next month is better than this one has been. Wouldn't be difficult, actually. Thinking of you:):)

sandi said...

Simply fabulous!

Alicia said...

Gosh Karen, Ihavent been over to your blog for awhile and lots of things are happening to you. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother in law and your beloved cat. I am asking some beautiful angels to come and watch over you and bring you love and comfort.
Alicia xx