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Took Cobweb to the vet today to find out if there was anything they could do to make her more comfortable. They gave us some medication to try, but she's still vomiting and looking really uncomfortable. We don't want to be hasty, but we're figuring if she isn't better in the morning we should take her to be put to sleep. We're both somewhat traumatized by the whole situation. I hate to see her unhappy, but I don't want to rush off and kill her because she had a bad day, either.

My poor cat.

I will miss how she always likes to lie down with her head resting on something, as if it were a pillow, how she always scratches at the kitchen floor to try to bury the remaining food when she's done eating, how she meows hello whenever you say her name, how she reads my mind and jumps off the couch when I say, "Okay Cobweb," when I want to sit down and she's in my spot, how she loves to curl up in the cat carrier if it's left out for her, how she has all her favorite spots in the house (cat bed under the cat tree, box beside the fireplace, papasan chair in my office, chair in Shannon's office, etc.), how she quickly steals treats from the other two cats if we don't prevent her, how she is so smart and knows all the rules and rarely jumps where she isn't allowed, how she loves tomato sauce and once rubbed lettuce all over her head when some fell on the floor, how she will jump up to sleep with me on the couch in the evenings, how she will knead my stomach for ages (though she was for quite some time too dignified to ever admit to kneading). She's always been my favorite cat, and I have felt honored whenever she chose to spend time with me. I'm sad that right now she seems to want to be left alone, because if I could have her in my lap all day long I would.

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mousme
Sep. 25th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Poor Cobweb. I'm sorry about your kitty, sweetie. It sounds like things are drawing to a close.

*hugs*
chantal87
Sep. 26th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
*hugs*
mrmonkeybottoms
Sep. 26th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Aw! So sad :-(
webmacher
Sep. 26th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry
sounds like things have gone downhill really fast... I wish I knew what to say. Want some company this weekend?
kimberly_a
Sep. 26th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
Re: I'm so sorry
Yeah. We don't expect her to live through the night. She's just completely shut down and withdrawn, not eating or drinking or moving. I hope she isn't suffering. I fear that she is.

I think I'll be okay. I'll just be sad for a while. Seeing you is always nice, but don't worry about me too much.
striped
Sep. 26th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry. That's always so difficult, having to make decisions over a cat's life. How old is Cobweb now?
kimberly_a
Sep. 26th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
She and Munchkin are both 14 1/2, so I don't feel that she's dying young -- we had her a good long time -- but I'll still miss her terribly.
ocannie
Sep. 26th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
How difficult this must be for you both! I'm so sorry that she's gotten so bad so quickly and that you are facing such a difficult decision! Keeping you all in my thoughts!
wild_irises
Sep. 26th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty. I remember her when she was so small.

I really appreciate the way cats withdraw and tell you when they're ready to die. It's tough when it happens, but it's so much easier than guessing.

Good luck and take care of yourself and Shannon.
cartman94501
Sep. 29th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty, and poor you.
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