I have just had to do the longest journey or what felt like it, to have Dylan our eldest cat of 15yrs put to sleep. He was in a lot of pain and I have been syringing water into him for 2 days now, as he stopped eating and drinking. He was my cat and will be greatly missed. What seemed strange he wouldn't stop purring the whole time at the vets. which made it more distressing for me.
I am not sure what to do with myself at the moment and I have now run out of tissues It is nice having animals but it is so upsetting at the other end of life. Yet I deal with human death all the time
Thanks for those kind words guys. I am seeking solace in Chester the 3 yr old cat and Bobby the 6yr old dog at the moment. Yet Dylan was all for me and came straight to me in the rescue home 12yrs ago, this year would have made him 15yrs old. I am still choked and the tears keep coming back, I guess it will get easier during the next week.
Tomorrow is going to be difficult getting up in the morning and not seeing him around. I am also going on an away day with the ward all day, team building they call it. They are laying a meal on as well, the mood I am in it is going to be one difficult day
When I sit with a tray on my lap to eat in front of the TV, it always use to be Chester in front of you on the left, Bobby in the middle and Dylan on the right. They still sit in the same place watching you eat, but there is now an empty place on the right hand side
A few days on, but I still feel the loss and it is silly things like I will mistake Chessie for him under the street light, out the front at night. I was cleaning the floor where his bed was in the kitchen, I had decided to turn things around and have things in a different place, and I suddenly found myself bursting into tears....
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I'm ever so sorry Jen, that's terrible. You just have to make sure you don't make his absence a presence. Don't mark everything you do because he's not there. He was a lovely looking cat, if a little cross looking, but never the less, seek solace in your other animals to make their time worth living whilst they're still here. All the best, chick pea.