The View From Here

musings by John The Irishman

And Then There Were Two

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Annabelle the cat, aka “Belle”, “Stewmeat”, “Keeper of The Underworld”, “Fat B*stard” and “R. Kelly” has passed; in Lakewood, age 15.  She stopped eating this week, and was diagnosed with late-stage kidney failure with basically zero chance for recovery – she went down hill extremely fast.

Lisa could not bear to see it, so I went back to the vet’s to “be there” at about 3:20pm today.  I told her she had a “good run”, especially being a rescue cat.  As I scratched her head she just purred away, eyes closed, then she quickly drifted off.  I’ve always wondered what it would be like to put a pet down, and I felt bad – really bad, since she was still very alert albeit very sick.

Besides Slim and I, she leaves behind her partners in crime our two dogs, Roxie and Terra…

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Written by johntheirishman

Saturday, 18 October, 2008 @ 15:27 at 15:27

Posted in 1470

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  1. Aaawwwe. What sad news. I’m sorry to hear it… and it makes me even more terrified for when we have to put down our dog- ya ya.. he’s only 3, but still.. I’m scared of that day!

    Cheyenne

    Saturday, 18 October, 2008 @ 20:30 at 20:30

  2. If it ever happens, Roxie & Terra will be A LOT tougher…

    johntheirishman

    Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 6:42 at 6:42

  3. That’s right. How can I forget breaking into song anytime I saw Skewer… “I’m gonna pee on you.”
    Can’t wait to see what nicknames the new kitten will get. 😉

    BH

    Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 17:49 at 17:49

  4. PS Like my winky face?

    BH

    Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 17:49 at 17:49

  5. “Smelly Cat ~ Smeeellllyyy Cat…”

    And, no – I don’t like the emoticon. It will, however, be great to see you and Snake Junior in a week and a half. Shoulda named him Spartacus…

    johntheirishman

    Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 18:27 at 18:27

  6. Hey…Spartacus was MINE!

    KIm

    Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 20:11 at 20:11

  7. Klm : I wasn’t taking credit, just sayin’…

    johntheirishman

    Monday, 20 October, 2008 @ 5:50 at 5:50

  8. Dude, that sucks… I won’t be eating stew at your house anytime soon.

    But on a serious note, I’ve never experienced a “loved one” die in my arms; I’m sure I’ll cry my brains out when I do.

    Snakeye

    Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 @ 19:49 at 19:49

  9. Trav, what is up ! Yeah, if she was kind of “out of it” it would have been a lot easier, but it was like putting down a healthy animal. It’s also pretty ironic that I was with her at the end. Lisa’s better but still sad at times…

    johntheirishman

    Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 @ 6:55 at 6:55


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