Saturday, August 04, 2007

R.I.P Fred

This morning was had to have our cat, Fred, put down. He had a saddle thrombosis, which is a blood clot in the legs; he had no feeling in his back legs, couldn't walk, and his temp (at the back end, of course) was 97 degrees. A cat's normal temp is 101. He was also breathing very hard/quickly and wasn't his normal self by a long shot. Our vet, a very compassionate man who is excellent with animals, said that we could have surgery done on him, but the chances of him coming out of it weren't great as it's a very risky surgery.

So we all said goodbye to our very good friend. The kids seem to be taking it fairly well but Greg and I are rather devastated.

He was a very patient cat and would put up with a lot from the kids.

He was a good cat, a part of our family, and we'll miss him terribly.


Becky said...

Hugs to you -- it's always sad to lose a good friend. :(

Opal said...

I am so sorry, Kat. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved feline. *heartfelt hugs*

Knitted Zebra said...

So sorry to hear about your furfriend!! Hugs to you and yours. I know what it is like to lose a 4 legged member of the family!

SYLVIE said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

I had to do the same (3 weeks ago) to my furry friend of 14 years.

Kathy L. said...


I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Fred. I know how hard it is to lose such a wonderful member of the family. I know you will miss him and may time and your memories of Fred heal the part of your heart that is broken right now.
(My eyes are leaking for you.)

The Other Kat

Taueret said...

sorry about your kitty.

Greg said...

I really like that picture of him turned toward the camera. Animals make life so much nicer, especially when they are part of the family.

We miss you, buddy!!

LisaK said...

I'm so sorry. It's never easy. Not even when it's the right thing to do.

Sending hugs to you!

Robin said...

Kat, I am so, so sorry for your lose.. I know that kats become our best friends that are always there. I sending out a big hug to you and your family..

JoanK said...

Kat, I am so sorry to hear about your losing Fred, who was so obviously part of the family. Take care, and let the tears flow - big cyber hugs from Winnipeg, Canada

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I lost a cat last year after having her for 13.5 yrs. Fred looks like he was a beautiful cat.