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Those of you who knew her will be aware that she was an old cat, probably at least 18 which is very old in cat terms. We adopted her as an adult cat, so do not know her exact age. She had a cancerous growth under her jaw, which had been growing for some weeks.

Today her behaviour was sufficiently different from normal that we decided to take her to the vet. Cats usually don't make it clear when they are in pain, but this suggested that she probably was. The vet concluded that she was almost certainly suffering serious pain, so we asked for her to have the lethal injection forthwith. She had not got very long in any case, and with no hope of recovery, there wasn't any sense in keeping her alive to be miserable and suffer.

People have to endure that, but cats don't.

She was a good cat, and I think she had a happy life with us. She started out rather jumpy and nervous (and covered in fleas), and gradually relaxed and became calmer. After a while she became confident enough in her position in the household to start trying to boss us around.

She was our fourth cat, and I imagine that after a while we shall again look for a cat who needs a good home.

Date: 2013-06-27 08:28 pm (UTC)
sally_maria: (Timeheart)
From: [personal profile] sally_maria
*more hugs*

She was a lucky cat to find such a good home, and people who were able to give her what she needed to grow in confidence and thrive.

Date: 2013-06-28 09:59 am (UTC)
glinda: yellow crocus on a bed of snow (snow crocus)
From: [personal profile] glinda
:( Sorry to hear about your cat, but glad you was able to find a safe home with you while she was around.

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