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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Gone

Minnie was euthanized at 11:05 this morning

Her kidneys had completley failed. Short of spending the rest of her life in a hospital hooked to a dialysis machine, there was nothing that could be done

She yowled when we got there this morning. After we opened her cage and took her out she seemed to perk up, but her eyes were still unblinking and did not seem to track on anything. When we put her on the table where we had her last night she simply lay flat. The vet brought out her charts and went over her numbers with us, to settle any doubts we might have about what we were about to do. We said our goodbyes, asked her to say hi to Ashes and Haley for us, and let the doctor give her the lethal injection. She died within a minute.

Goodbye, Minnie. You were a good cat. I wish you could have stuck around longer.

5 comments:

Camilla H. said...

I'm so so sorry :(

Betz said...

What can I say dear friend? It happened so quick, I know that you and the beautiful Eleanor were not prepared. We shall speak of it tomorrow face to face if you wish.

I am thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Please write the story of Minnie "the church cat" when you feel up to it, so we can get to know her a little closer. So much can change in 10 heartbeats (that is all it takes to get to kittycat heaven). I had already asked Muldie to look for her and to take care of her if she found it was time for her journey to continue on. We are all thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

your kitty will be waiting for you, along with all your other sweet cats.

my dearest deepest sympathies. i am so very very very very sorry.

sam's mama, Kath

D.B. Echo said...

Thank you all so much.