Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bad News...

We're euthanizing Echo tomorrow. She's just deteriorating and the vet said at the rate she's losing weight, she'll starve to death. She sits in one spot all day and the smell of food causes her to vomit. She doesn't want to eat or be touched and she barely looks up when I talk to her. It's the right thing to do. The decision wasn't difficult to make, given her condition.

The worst part is knowing that she won't be here this weekend and having to make it through today, knowing what will happen tomorrow.

The love I have for Echo is simple. I love her flaws - how she can be a mega bitch when she's jealous, how she ignores me if she's upset with me, how she claims my pillow at night as if she pays the rent. I love her quirks - how she licks herself if you touch that spot on her chest, how she falls off the bed when she grooms herself. I love the good stuff - how she resembles a teddy bear when she's playing, how she says goodbye to me by the front door every morning, how she snuggles up with me when I'm in bed or trying to do homework. There's nothing about her that I don't love. I am going to miss her immensely.

Thanks for all your support throughout this, blog world. It means a whole hell of a lot to me.

5 comments:

Traumador said...

So sorry... :(

Zach said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Echo is a very cute kitty, but I'm sure you're making the right decision. It's not easy watching an animal deteriorate (happens to all my lizards, and it never gets easier), but I imagine that the animal in question isn't having much fun either. :-(

K said...

I'm so sorry! Give her an extra cuddle for me and know in kitty heaven they have tuna every day and cat nip grows on trees.

Smilodon said...

I'm saddened to read this.

ReBecca Foster said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am still getting caught up on my blog reading post-wedding/honeymoon and I missed this. I hope things are a little better, even though I know it must still hurt and be hard. I am very attached to my fuzzy girl as well and I know how you feel. I hope you are doing ok.