RIP my sweet blue boy

Monday, February 08, 2010 Posted In Edit This 7 Comments »

My cat, Zoos, that I've blogged about before had continued to get sicker and sicker. His asthma attacks were coming more rapidly and more frequently so I made the arrangements this morning to send the wutz to my parents' and I took Zoos in to the vet to have him put to sleep. I stayed with him while my favorite vet told me I was doing the right thing and then he helped Zoos peacefully drift off.

It was a terrible decision to make. One I don't regret, but I am sad I had to make it. But it was better than him suffering over and over each time he suffered one of the asthma attacks.

I'm trying to happily remember the big fat cat that was given to me by DH as my wedding present. Zoos never wanted to be the center of attention and never even wanted to sit on a lap, but was quite content with a head rub or a light scratch behind the ears. The big blue eyes of that beautiful blue point as he would always follow me into the guest bathroom and use that as the only time he ever demanded attention.

He never complained, he never fought, he was never aggressive. Such a sweet sweet boy. My biggest regret is that I cannot find a photo of him. I know I have to have some from when he was younger, but several computer malfunctions later and I just cannot seem to dig any up. So I'm not posting a photo for that reason. I hate that I can't find one.

He's going to be missed.

Rest in peace, my sweet Zoos.


Laura said...

Oh T, I am so sorry that you lost your sweet Zoos. He sounds like an amazing cat. Having gone through this not that long ago, I feel for you. It's not a decision a person wants to make, but sometimes we have to.


Opinionated Gifts said...

RIP Zoos.

Darkwulfe said...

I am very sorry for your Loss.

Lisa said...

I'm sorry T. ((hugs))

Greekmom said...

I'm so sorry you had to make that decision but now he isn't suffering. It's amazing how animals pull at our heart strings. I still miss my cat many years later.
Take care!

Chantel said...

Pets have a way of...filling in the cracks. When we're hurt, scared, alone...when there's a slight gap in affection or company--our pets step in. Their nuzzles and purrs become so a part of us. I'm just randomly blog-hopping this snowy morning and found you. My heart aches for your loss...I went through the same thing in October of last year.

May you find peace.

Ray said...

I'm so sorry. In the last number of years, I've had way too little patience with our cats and their often frustrating behaviours. You remind me that it is all to easy to lose them suddenly and unexpectedly. Zoos sounds like an great cat. Time to go give Einstein a pet I think. Take care. ::hugs::