11 hours ago
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tonight.... I don't know where I am.
Tonight.... I'm trying to hold to something I can't find.
Tomorrow morning, I am taking my cat to have her put to sleep. This... my cat I have had for 16 years. She's as old as my son. She's been with me through all the hard times and good times and high times and low times. It seems old age has finally caught up. My vet tells me she is suffering from dimentia now. For a long time she has struggled with "using the potty" where the potty is located. She finds places through out the house to go potty. And it's just getting worse. Sometimes I see her just sitting... rocking.... facing a wall. It's gotten so bad that I have gone to great lengths to accomodate her. In her own room, with only the litter box and food bowls. She continues to go potty in the floor. So - I have finally come to the realization that keeping her locked in a room to prevent her from doing things that she doesn't even realize she is doing wrong is not fair to her... and it's not fair to me.
Her quality of life makes me sad :(
So I have THAT to look forward to in the morning.
she will leave my life, just as she came in,
just me and her....
Life takes us down many roads.
It brings people and animals in and out as we go.
They come when they need them... some stay, and some move on.
So tomorrow I will say goodbye to my sweet "Fanny butt" Fantasia.
I'm not sure how to say goodbye...
I'm not sure how to be at peace with my decision...
but mostly....I'm not sure how not to BREAK.