by, 03-09-2008 at 09:02 PM
He's been so much more than just my pet cat.
For over 12 years he's been my friend. Someone who knows what to do when I had a bad day. Someone who I just have to look at to make me smile. Listening to him purr can calm me even when I'm at my most upset. His soft fur is so familiar touching it is like being home. He's stuck by me through some incredible highs and lows. I have no children of my own and he's my baby.
I think I'm going to lose him soon and the thought of it rips my heart in two. He has a tumor on his thyroid and it seems to be getting worse. He has gotten so thin. You can feel his bones when you pet him. He seems listless ... and he's stopped eating a lot because he can't seem to keep anything down.
I need to take him to the vet on Tuesday and I am so afraid because I know the news can't be good and I'm not ready for him to go. I love him so much the thought of not having here is devastating.
I know not everyone is a cat person ... or even a pet person ... so I don't expect everyone to understand. But for those you who do, thank you.