Friday, October 18, 2019

And then there were two

We knew this day was coming, I just really hoped it wouldn't be this soon.

Annie has been doing okay, but yesterday the tumor started to get in her way for the first time. I heard her crying in the litter box, and when I went downstairs, she was squatting in the box. She was able to pee, but I think the position was causing pressure on the tumor, because once she finished and came upstairs, she was normal again.

Normal is a relative term, though. She's been sleeping way more than normal, and on the couch, when she would normally wedge herself between us in the bed.

I called the vet yesterday and booked her in for this morning. She probably had more time left, but not much, and at nearly 19, I think she was entitled to leave the party before it got painful.

Harriet and Nicky have noticed her absence, but that's it. I'm not sure how much of a behavioral shift there will be now that there are only two.


bbarna said...

My condolences. We lost our dear dog last October and I have been bereft. I can't even begin to think of getting another just yet.

Cherie said...

Our pets are family that we miss terribly, but know we were at the same time thanking them for bring a huge part of our lives. I had to say good bye to a 14 yr old Lhasa Apso 3 years ago and his sister, at 17 yrs old, this summer. But we got a new puppy. After having 8 Lhasa Apsos since we were married 45 years ago, our home is empty without a dog. A Lhasa/Shih Tzu mix has joined us; we have a step parent or two to step in when we too have to step out!

JustGail said...

Sorry about your cat, it's such a difficult decision to make.