Longtime readers of my blog will remember Puss. That’s my little girl. She used to be bigger. Much bigger, in fact. At one point, Puss weighed 12 lbs. Today, she’s barely 4 lbs. That’s because Puss is NOT doing well. This afternoon, her pain will end…permanently.
Intestinal issues have severely affected her diet and caused her to lose a LOT of weight over the last 6 months or so. What really ticks me off is that after spending over $2000 at an animal hospital I will NOT name in this blog, I’m no closer to knowing what the ailment truly is. They just gave me a laundry list of “could bes.”
Like many older cats (Puss is 14 years-old), her back legs have been failing her. It started with an occasional wobble. Now, it’s constant falling. She’s having a hard time getting around to her food and litterbox. She literally drags herself up the stairs to greet me in the morning, which MUST be painful. This afternoon, it’s MY turn to endure the pain. Puss will be put to sleep.
I lost my first cat, Snowy when I was 16 years-old. She was just 10 and suffering from kidney failure. Just hours after we put her down, I had to work on the radio. That was one crazy difficult show to do. Today’s will be another.
I realize most of you have never met Puss. Many have never even met me. But, I hope you’ll take a minute and look at some of her pics below. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. Pets are family…especially after so many years. I’m having an extremely hard time dealing with this. The only solace is that Puss will hurt no more after today.
Thank you so much for allowing me to vent.