Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Massive miscellanous update - Pet Edition

Yeah, a lot's been happening and not all of it is so fun to talk or write about, but then again some is.

First the not so fun, we are putting Cotton to sleep tomorrow.  I knew I'd know when it was time when he outwardly showed signs of suffering; some may think just getting skinny was enough, but when he still can walk/drink/purr/nuzzle/use his litter box, etc. it's not so clear.  He hasn't been eating much, and somedays he doesn't eat at all (I don't think); I've had to follow him around the house with food until he finally gets tired of me stalking him and has a bite or two, but everytime I do that inevitably I will find vomit soon after.  The other morning I witnessed him vomiting and he cried out when he did it, so that was that.  I made the call that day.  We are using this service, http://www.lapoflove.com/, and I am so unbelievably grateful that they exist.  Not only does our kitty get to be 1000x more comfortable than being loaded in his carrier to go to the vet on his last day, but I don't have to be seen in public crying hysterically.

Since his diagnosis, we have been taking Cotton with us to Yellowdog on the weekends and a few times it has worked that Chris and I get to drive together.  To keep Cotton calm, I have been riding in the back with him and Tiki rides shotgun (he is seatbelted in).  These pics show my view from the backseat and I die over how adorable they are/he is.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about your kitty, but you are doing the right thing. Hang in there and big virtual hugs!!