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18 July 2010 @ 11:45 pm
Sad day  
We had to put one of my cats to sleep today.  She stopped eating and drinking a few days ago and this morning she looked absolutely miserable.  I knew this day would be coming as she would have been 19 this October.  She lived a long life.  While I can't say it was always happy (my other two cats delighted in picking on her) she was loved.   I will miss her.  We've been together since I was a junior in high school.  She was intended as a Christmas present for my mom to help cope with the loss of another cat a few months earlier.  So, Christmas morning I bring down this tiny, snarling, growling, tabby kitten.  In her defense, she was a bit overwhelmed coming into a house with two other cats and my brother's dog.  My mother was...shall we say, surprised?  She wasn't going to turn away a living creature so she agreed to keep her on the condition that when I moved out of the house(whenever that was) the cat went with me.  She became the first cat I officially owned, sort of.  But what to name her?  We spent the rest of Christmas day trying to that figure out.  It wasn't until we were clipping her claws that the perfect name presented itself.  It took three people to hold this tiny, little spitfire while I clipped.  The entire time she wailed like a fire engine siren....and thus she became Sirena.  Spelled that way on purpose.  

It was horrible having to make that call to end her suffering and I suppose I'll always feel some guilt, but it was the right thing to do. 

10/1992 - 7/18/2010 
Current Mood: sadsad
Jukebox: sad Ayajukebox_csi on July 19th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry *big hug* They become such big parts of our lives for so many years. I know how hard it is to part with her.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on July 20th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, hun. I appreciate the support.
dmnutv_archer: hearts candy by snowgardendmnutv_archer on July 19th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
I hope all your happy memories of more than 18 years together with Sirena help get you through this hard time.
*more hugs*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on July 20th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Thanks. *hugs back* I will try and always remember the good times and not focus on the bad. It will get easier with time.
rookafrk on July 20th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
So sorry to read that, she looked adorable.
I know how hard a decision it was to take, but you did the best you could do to let her go peacefully : you understood the signs she gave you when she stopped eating and drinking.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on July 21st, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Thanks, hun. I'm feeling a little better about things today. I still miss her though.