Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rest in Peace Sweet Anni

Anni died today, she has been my sweet friend and confidant since October 1995 when I plucked her out of a cardboard box full of "free kittens" in front of Kroger in Loveland, Ohio.

She had lost some weight lately but we attributed that to a change in diet when we went to an all canned food diet for our diabetic kitty - Mike. Anni preferred her crunchies and she was not thrilled with the food change. She was still spunky and had some cattitude but she had become a little more clingy the last week.

Today something happened. She started to cry around noon as if she had a hairball to pass but she didn't puke. She went back to sleep on top of the heating grate behind the loveseat and I thought nothing of it. But then she stood up and peed on the floor - she NEVER did this -she was fastidious and I knew something was wrong. I went and got a laundry basket and made her a nest and then I called the vet and left a message on th emergency voice mail. She tried to jump out of the basket and fell and just laid there and cried.

When the vet called back we were on our way - going to meet him at the office. As I feared there was nothing to be done - he said it felt as if her abdomen was filled with fluid - likely blood from a ruptured tumor. The only humane thing was to end her suffering and my husband and I both cried as we said goodbye. I held her as she took her last few breaths.

Goodbye Anni - You have been my friend for 13 years and I will miss you.

10 comments:

Maxie said...

oh dear. I'm so sorry :-(

Apocolypse37 said...

So Sorry to hear about your loss!!!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I am so very sorry. I lost my dear cat last year and I still miss him. Anni was a beautiful kitty.

LISA EMRICH said...

So sorry!! My 19yo little guy went last February. I still miss him too.

verybadcat said...

So, so sorry. At least it was fairly quick, in that she wasn't sick or hurting for long. RIP, Anni.

Meghan said...

Ohmigosh, I have tears in my eyes as someone who loves her cat as a best friend. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I'm so sorry about this. Been through it a few times now but it never gets easier. I'm glad she, and the others, have had such a long forever home with you both.

Lanette said...

My condolences. My Daisy Girl is like a child to me, I can appreciate what you must be going through.

BRAINCHEESE said...

Awe...she must have had a good life with you.

Linda D. in Seattle

shaz said...

I am so sorry. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet. My heart is with you.