Well, we had to euthanize our cat of 16 1/2 years last Friday. We don't know her exact age but when I got her 16 1/2 years ago at the Knox County Animal Shelter, she was already a full-grown, mature cat.
You get used to seeing, feeding, taking care of pets and the sheer abrupt routine change is startling, not to mention the fact that you really love them.
I wanted to write this blog in order to say how glad I was that our vet, Dr. Susan Haight, was able to come to the house to put her down. We've been seeing Dr. Haight (formerly Dr. Usher) for years up at Crabapple Knoll Vet Clinic. She has known all our pets and we love her.
Recently, Dr. Haight started her own business - a mobile veterinary service called "My Pet's Mobile Vet" (770.778.9494).
She came over to the house several weeks back and did a check-up on the cat and drew some blood for lab work. Based on those results and her quality of life, we decided it was time.
I'm just so glad that my little, light as a feather kitty never even had to leave the room - as gentle of a way to say good-bye as I could muster.