August 29, 2009

Farewell to Matyi

A little over two weeks-ago my favorite of the cats had to be put to sleep. She drastically lost lots of weight and showed up one day from the attic and was not strong enough anymore to even walk.

Spent the day cradling her, praying and crying. By the end of the day her limbs were cold and eyes dilated so when the vet opened I've taken her in to be relieved of further suffering.

According to the vet it is an untreatable disease that attacks the immune system and is very contagious. Now I'm watching the other cats to see what will happen. Gigi spends too much time laying around day and night and merely licks the juices off the food, so I'm bracing myself.

So the photo on the right of the screen is now minus one furry friend, the black beauty who had the most rambunctious personality of the three.


Janice Thomson said...

How sad Isadora. A moving tribute to a special animal.

AVCr8teur said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss. Gigi is no longer suffering now. I hope you are well and back to writing.

RoseInBloom said...

So sorry for your kitty! You might like to see my blog entry on our Pet Cemetery, Jun 15 2009 (check the Archives link in the upper left of the page)--there is a Ritual of Light I talk about, for pets or other animals who have passed away. I love your tribute, btw, really sweet!

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brattcat said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You've created a beautiful tribute to a beloved friend.

Hyde DP said...

A great tribute to your cat. I hope your other cats will be OK.

Margaret Cloud said...

It is always hard to have to have a beloved cat or dog put to sleep. You did the right thing, obviously she was suffering and now she is running pain free at the bridge waiting for you.

Susanne49 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat! I had 4 cats and I know those feelings you are talking about.

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