Rough Day

Saturday, she was fine. Chased a moth even.

Sunday she sat on the stairs, hunched over and cried when I touched her.

This morning she was laying on her side in her bed over the heating register, crying when I pet her.

This afternoon she went to sleep.

Simone was about 16 years old and the most affectionate and cuddly cats I've owned. She was known (even among people who don't like cats) as "Sweet Simey". She consented to be worn as a hat by my son and stuffed into the front of his t-shirt. She slept with my daughter and Amanda doesn't remember life without her. Simey even liked little kids.

The trip to the vet was hard, but not as hard as seeing her hurt.

God created man in His image, we are the ones with souls. It is our job to take care of the earth and those that belong on this earth with us.
Animals don't fear death, they fear pain and Sweet Simey didn't deserve pain.

(The photo is from a time when she was fat, healthy, happy and very relaxed...)

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8 thoughts on “Rough Day

  1. Thank you all...We are now a one-cat family (and Henry is sort of medically challenged). I have never lived in a home without a cat. Never.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful cat. Our oldest cat is 15 years old and he is such a buddy to my 9 year old daughter. He is doing fine now, but I do worry about his age.

  3. MyMilo

    I just happened to come across your blog today and your tribute to your pet made me tear up. I am sorry for your loss of your most affectionate kitty. I know familiar grief of lossing a pet. Just last week on the 16th of November we had to put our 12 y/o Siamese, Milo to sleep. His belly was full of cancer. He was the best darn cat we ever had and loved him very much.

  4. So sorry for your loss. My dog will be 16 in April, and she's doing pretty good, though the new arthritis medicine is pretty pricey (but she's worth it).

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