Wednesday, February 23, 2011

RIP Daisy :(

After 13 wonderful years we very sadly had to put our sweet cat Daisy to sleep this evening.

She's been throwing up and losing a lot of weight really fast over the past couple of weeks so Shawn took her in to the vet this afternoon and her blood tests indicated that her liver function was very poor and the doctor was pretty positive that it was cancer.

He told us we could do a lot more extensive testing but that the outcome would be the same no matter what so we chose to put her to sleep. Shawn was able to stay with her until she passed and it was peaceful.

I've been dreading this day for a long time and I'm having a really hard time with it. I've pretty much cried myself into a swollen eyed mess this evening. Daisy was very much a member of the family and she's going to be missed.

Daisy joined our family just after we got married. Shawn and I both really love cats and on our first Christmas together we couldn't afford a present for each other so we went out and bought a sweet little kitten for $5 and after much discsussion of names we named her Daisy. I'll never forget how excited we were when we got her.

Daisy was the best kitten ever. We didn't have kids at the time and she was our baby. She slept in our bed, we taught her to play fetch and she used to drape herselves across our shoulders when we sat at the computer.

She had quite an adjustment when Josh was born and another one three years later when Matthew came along but she was a sweet and loyal cat and she was loved.

Over the years she went from being a super feisty kitten to being a fat and lazy cat but she always loved to snuggle and I could always count on her to keep my toes warm at the end of the bed at night. :)

I really really loved that cat. It's going to be really hard tonight when I don't feel her at the end of the bed and weird tomorow when I don't see her curled up in the chair in my room.

For now I'm going to have a good cry and eat some ice cream. Ice cream helps everything. 

Goodbye sweet Daisy. You'll be missed.


KrisJ said...

Im so sorry.

Dustin, Darci, Britton, Benjamin, & Caden said...

Sorry to hear about your cat. I had to have one of our cats put to sleep this summer and it was so hard! He was our first "child" too. I had a Christmas ornament with his picture made so we can remember him each Christmas too.

My5Blessings said...

Aww Wendy I am so very sorry to hear about Daisy. It's amazing how pets become members of the family. We are going through the same thing with our 13 yo cat Tigger. We took him to the Vet. last week because he looked bloated. The Vet. said he was filling up with fluid and he may have a month or 12only time will tell. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Janice and Jessica said...

I'm so sorry Wendy! She looked like my Cissy that I lost last summer when she was 15. It's so hard, but their love is so worth the heartache when they leave us.

Kathy said...

I am so sorry. A pet is a member of our family. It is so hard when their time comes. Sounds like Daisy had a great life and you made the loving choice for her.