My Precious Baby Boy
Today I had to put down my precious at Baby Bear. It was a quality of life decision and so terribly hard to make. I thought about it for a week and last night cried my eyes out holding and telling him how very much I love him and letting him know I couldn't let him suffer anymore with his ear infection, upper respiratory virus and third eyelid condition. Plus he had hyperthyroid disease and alleriges that required a shot every month. He lost weight from a 11 pounds to 7 pounds.
We moved into our townhome thanksgivng 1999 and upn walking around saw a patch where 5 young cats were hanging out. My husband and I captured them, had them fixed and released them back in the complex. They would all come to our door for food. WE already had one kitty but she died on New years day in 2001. We waited 3 years and then I brought in the calico kitty and named her Callie of course. then as I walked her on leash, the black & whote kitty and the grey one followed us around and the black and white one would always look uo to me like he was in love. I would reach down and touch them and gained their trust. about 2 years later I brought in the Black and white one and shorty the grey one came looking for her brother and in she came. I named the black and white one Baby Bear and the grey one Tigger. And we lived happily with them as my comforts and me as their servant. Baby Bear would always sit on my husbands lap and he loved him. My husband became ill and could no longer tolerate Baby Bear sitting on his lap so he then began to sit on my lap and when my husband passed away he took over my lap completely any time I sat down. I love the comfort he gave and loved comforting him. He was there on me always. Two weeks ago he somehow got the third eyelid problem . That's when the eye is half covered over and he kept shaking his head and he had a cough from time to time with congestion. He was diagnosed with allergies about three months before and had to have shots once a month because he wouldn't eat the science diet. The Doc did blood work and fournd him to have hyperthyroidism and had to be put on Tapazole (transdermal) twice a day. Plus the eye drops 3 times a day and the antibiotic given twice a day orally. He became so weak and I looked for signs of weight gain and energy but he went and hid under the bed and I'd have to disturb him to give him meds. I noticed when I picked him up he felt as light as a feather. HE would lick at the food but turn away.The Doctor xrayed him to day and said he had a serious infection and could not smell the food to eat it and he agreed with my decision to let him go be with his daddy in heaven. It breaks my heart and I know I did evry hting I could . I'll so miss him on my lap and will always remember him looking so lovelingly at me . I'll miss being his mommy. He was such a love.