Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It is a Sad Day.

We had to put our beloved cat, Moofasa, to sleep today. He was such an important member of our family. Such a LOVER. He would talk your ear off, even when you wanted to sleep. He let you know when things around the house just weren't right. He was my design consultant when I was sewing, he had to touch each and every fabric. Most importantly he cared for each and every member of the family. When you were having a bad day he caressed you. When the babies cried he came to see what was taking me so long to get to them. He greeted every guest with a warm welcome.
It was a difficult decision today. He was always a LARGE cat, nearly 20 pounds. Today he barely weighed 7! His kidneys had failed and were very small. Even with treatment he may have made it 2 weeks to possibly 2 months. I couldn't let our gentle man suffer any longer. My husband had him at the vet. Gina and I said our tearful goodbyes to Moofasa over the phone. She cried so hard telling him goodbye. My husband, who rarely shows tearful emotions, broke down. He held Moofasa and asked the vet for a brush to brush him one last time. I could tell when Kerry got home he had cried during the 20 minute drive home. We are heartbroken. I am done with having pets for a while.
Goodbye Moofasa, you will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for being so good to us.


Ashley said...

I'm so sorry about Moofasa. He looks like he was quite a sweetheart. We too lost a cat to kidney failure, quite a few years back. It is so hard when we have to say goodbye to our sweet animals. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers this evening. Hang in there. sending hugs...Ashley

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I'm so sorry - it's so hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet. That is such a sweet photo.

michelle said...

It is really amazing how important our animals become to us isn't it? I am afraid we are looking at a similar day with my parents little poodle and I dread it. I hope your hearts stop hurting soon.