vividdawn

Vivid Dawn's random ramblings

In Loving Memory… Paizly

on October 25, 2012

Paizly

Paizly went peacefully to The Rainbow Bridge on October 19, 2012 at 2:45pm

Pictures I took before taking her to the vet.

While she was still “healthy”, her quality of life was practically gone. By now, she could barely walk, and it was obviously uncomfortable and too awkward anymore. All she did was lay in bed all day, except for one or maybe two trips to the litter box – which she can’t even climb into anyway, and I put a plastic mat on the floor for her…which sometimes she used, sometimes not. I had put her food bowl by her bed, as she used to sit and meow pitifully while looking over to where the food bowl used to be…halfway across the room. She also needs 3 medications daily (urinary & arthritis), and she HATES me doing that every morning and it’s much too stressful…for both of us.

She would still purr and act happy when I pet her and snuggled her in bed (after having to lift her up…she wouldn’t even use the pet stairs the last few months). But for the other 20 hours of the day, she was “stuck” in bed and probably bored when she wasn’t sleeping. I had started feeling bad about this a few months ago, but wasn’t sure if I should keep her around or not.

I finally decided that maybe it would be better for her if she didn’t have to suffer with all these annoyances every day, the few times she was active.

Next month I plan to bring home Orange Momma, who has also had a rough life. She got attacked by raccoons, her litter killed and almost died herself of the injuries, then has lived in the shelter the last 5 years. Time for her to be pampered and spoiled!

Orange Momma

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