Our cat Zeke, you know the one that was Cuckoo for Canteloupe?, he finally had to give in to his illness.
Two days before Eli's big birthday party - we could tell it was time. He quit eating. Then he started having labored breathing. So, the morning of Eli's party (8/22/09), Lonnie took him in to have him euthenized. We couldn't watch him suffer any longer.
Lonnie had Zeke for about 12 years. We had a wonderful 7 weeks with him while he was sick. We wouldn't trade that for anything!
We buried our beloved pet the morning of Eli's party. Our graveyard in our backyard if filling too quickly. We've had four pets die in the last year. (We've had 4 others run away since we moved here) It's been hard for us to deal with. We love our pets...and wish we knew what happened to them, at the very least!
We are now down to only 11 cats. That's a big deal to us! We haven't had that low of a census since we got married! (Lon had 7 and I had 4) But, since the dog count is now UP due to my mom's dogs coming to live with us...I guess it all works out, doesn't it?