Well, Blogger Friends. I did not spend yesterday making cards in celebration of World Card Making Day. Instead, I spent the morning at the vet's office saying good-bye to our 14 year old kitty, Simon.
Simon suddenly stopped eating on Wednesday and by the end of the day Thursday had stopped drinking and using the litter box. On Friday the vet told us that it was likely there was nothing we could do for him as he appeared to have a number of large tumors (lymphoma). We took him to the vet specialist on Saturday morning who confirmed the diagnosis. He told us that surgery was impossible and any treatment would not be beneficial. We had to make the choice to let Simon go. Such a very sad day.
This was his favorite thing to do...sleep in the sun, on top of the kids' school books. And a Garfield comic! It looks like he fell asleep doing Algebra and Health homework. He was a wonderful companion for the kids and a super cat. For a rescue kitty, he was pretty amazing. I know that 14 years is long time to have a pet, and we are grateful to have had him share in our lives for so long.
My husband and I stayed with him until the end and cuddled him and gave him all of the love we could. Saying good-bye was so difficult, but he was in pain and fading away so quickly. We have 14 years of wonderful memories of him.
Here is a card I made some time ago that speaks to how I feel today.
Thanks for all the kind words and prayers. Many of you read about this on Facebook and have been so sweet. Anyone who has lost a furry friend knows how your heart breaks when they are lost. It means a lot to me to read your supportive words.