Saturday, November 01, 2008

Saying Goodbye


Yum Yum 6/18/93 - 10/31/08

I am very saddened to tell you that our beloved cat was euthanized yesterday. She was much sicker than we knew. I had her checked into the hospital to try to help her get over a respiratory infection and start eating again. Her vet discovered advanced intestinal cancer on an ultrasound. This is difficult for me because I'd be prepared to do anything to help her, but it was just too late. She had a really good life of 15 years with me, and I think she had a good death. She already had an IV line, so it was quick and peaceful. She was an extremely loving cat, and we miss her very much. It is difficult for us because Yum Yum's situation was so similar to that of Bryan's mom, who passed away in 2007. Unfortunately, we could not spare her from suffering as we did Yum Yum.
Anyway, you can see more pictures of Yum Yum here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/buxtrosion/sets/72157608568334063/

10 comments:

no-blog-rachel said...

Oh...so sorry, Amy! I know how hard that is.

Kristi said...

I'm so sorry, Amy. Looks like she was a happy cat, and so glad you enjoyed many years together.

margit said...

I'm so sorry Amy. As you may know, I lost my Papillon Lilla earlier this year (she was almost 17) and today I have to give up Siena, so I know what you're going through. Feel free to give me a call if you need someone to talk to.

Sally Comes Unraveled said...

Aw, Amy I'm sorry.

Bogie said...

I'm so sorry Amy.

Alison said...

I'm really sorry to read this Amy. She is a beautiful cat.

peeaichdee said...

my condolences. glad i had a chance to meet her.

Jasmine said...

I am sorry Amy. *hug*

loopette said...

Amy, I am so sorry that Yum-Yum was so very sick and had to be euthenized. Our pets are so much a part of us. *Hugs* and love to you.

Teenuh said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry. I had to put my 18 year old cat to sleep last year, it's heartbreaking to do but it's such a gift to have them for so many years.