Saturday, October 08, 2005
Goodbye Sweet Puss
Over the last few weeks our elder puss Klio has been declining in health. She wasn't moving very well, she had lost a lot of weight & spent alot of time hiding in closets. On Monday Kris took her to the vets & they discovered she had a mass in her abdomen the size of a baseball! Being over 18yrs old, we didn't want to put her through a bunch of procedures.. especially when this was a terminal disease. The vet gave us some steriods to give her, which they thought might shrink the mass & increase her appetite. For the first day or so, the steriods seemed to be helping, but by last night it was clear it was only temporary.
This morning we took her back to the vets.. she has lost 2 ounces in weight since Monday & over 2lbs total within the last few weeks. We decided to have her put to sleep.
This is particularly hard on my husband. She was most definitely "his" cat & he has had her since he was 19yrs old.
So, here is a last glimpse of Klio. She was a very sweet cat. She had a long & pampered life, and we will miss her desperately.