My Beautiful Burmese Cat "Toby" went to sleep a week ago!
by Anne O'Meara
I made the decision a week ago to put my beautiful Burmese cat to sleep after having him for 12 years. He did have some health issues like sneezing and coughing and I was back and forth to the vet then he started drinking lots of water and peeing constantly. We took lots of x-ray and he was then diagnosed as Diabetic. The vet said he could live if I gave him Insulin injections twice a day and monitor his urine, and continual check ups at the vet. Since January,2012 I have paid $1,500 in vet fees and as I'm on a fixed income it was hard for me to pay these bills. I have regrets and very sad that I did not at least try and keep him with me for as long as he could survive.
How can I overcome this guilt and stress as I miss him so much, I adored Toby and did everything I could for him. Should mention that my Russian Blue was 15 years old and she got very sick and had to be put to sleep 2 months before Toby!!
P.s. I have since got a little kitten but everytime I look at him I wish it was Toby. I never felt I would feel so depressed and sad about a cat.