Saturday, January 10, 2009

Why is it so hard to say goodbye?

Yesterday was a very sad day, we had to say goodbye to our dear cat Eddie :-(
He was approx 16yrs old (we don't know his exact age as my Husband rescued him from the SPCA 10.5yrs ago) Eddie had lived a very happy/healthy life with us until approx 4mths ago when he was diagnosed with feline aids. We were told that he could live up to 2yrs but would need antibiotics whenever he got an infection. This worked for a few months but eventually he didn't respond to the antibiotics & became very frail.
After lots of cuddles, brushing & a full tummy, we took him to the vet as he had an eye infection, the vet recommended euthanasia as the only option as Eddie had become so unwell. It was a very hard decision to make but one we had discussed in depth over the last few days.
The boys said their goodbyes but how do you explain to a 4yr old that their never going to see their beloved cat Eddie again? As I type this, my youngest is outside calling for him to come home!! :-(

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