|Purred: Tue Nov 10, '09 7:48pm PST |
|After over 19 years, 18 of which were spent in our family, Tordi was put to sleep. She had lost a lot of weight recently, and despite her being very old and rusty and living well beyond the average life expectancy for a feline, we had her go in for one last vet exam to rule out any potentially curable ailment that could have been cleared up to allow her to live out her days until she could pass away naturally.
Unfortunately, the vet gave my mother the news yesterday that Tordi's kidneys were failing, and that her condition meant she was in a lot of pain during her waking hours. Mom took her home to run the final decision past family, but we all agreed to have her go in as soon as possible, to end her suffering.
I wish I could have been with her when the time came, but a lot has changed since I was 9 years old and Tordi was adopted, and I now live several provinces away. I asked my mother to make sure my dad was there with her, too (he was very much 'her human'), and that she be held and told how much we all love her as she went to sleep. I felt that Tordi deserved that much from us, for all of the love and personality she brought into our lives. She will be dearly missed.
As with our cat Siona, Tordi will be cremated, her urn and purrsonal items kept with special care by our family.
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