Friday, March 6, 2009

Sad

I said goodbye to my nearly 18-year-old kitty today. I was hoping not to have to make the decision, but he was a tough old bird and who know how long he would have hung on? He wasn't eating and couldn't move very well.





I'm sure going to miss him.

9 comments:

shining example of human potential said...

oooooh, how i adored him so...well, after he had grown out of his 'Damien' stage! gawd how sweet he was in his old age. i am so sorry.

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Sassmaster said...

Thanks honey. And thanks for the photos -- these two are ones you took!

Anonymous said...

MC

As your youngest brother, I am duty-bound to make this completetly inappropriate observation: He might be your only cat that didn't perish at the hands of a farm accident and/or certain older brother. That said, I am truly sorry to hear of his passing - I know you were fond of him.

Much Love,

JC

Anonymous said...

Oh no!!! And we were just talking a little about our cats on Thursday night. I am super sorry you had to do this. May I take you out some time for a toast to your kitty? We can laugh over the remembered good times or drown our sorrows in alcohol (or both).
Really, I'm very sorry!
Erin

Whiskeymarie said...

Ooh- this breaks my heart. Poor thing- he sure was cute.

cK said...

That makes me sad. I loved the Dami, even if he did scratch my arm! (In Damien's defense, I put my arm out there to be scratched when the Brockstar foolishly picked him up and he was like, "What the heck!?" I gave him a distraction.)

Not an easy decision, I know. I agree with Erin: we'll have to get together soon and toast him.

-cK

South Dakota Sue said...

So sorry to hear about you having to make that decision. I can still remember him at his young "Damien" stage - the one who bit your mom on the toe!! Now those too, are good memories. He was such a part of your family!

superbigmuch said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Mary. That is so hard, even when one knows it's the right thing to do. I can still get quite teary over Zoie and Wolfie. Little feline buggers. But DAMN, he lived a good life on his own terms! To Dami!