Thursday, December 06, 2007

A SAD MORNING!!
I had to do something this morning that took all of the guts and bravery that i could muster to get it done.

I know that i have told you before about our cat, Simon. We got him 4 years ago as a wee kitten. He was so cute!! We raised him just like all of the other pets that we have ever had. About a year ago he started being awful especially to me. He had bit me in the past but during this last year it was getting worse and worse for me. I was becoming afraid of him. Not only that but we could not stop him from wetting/spraying all over our house. I had taken him to our vet so many many times and have spent so much money on medications to help him. We just had no success at all.

Then this past Monday he came down our hallway. I was sitting at my laptop just typing away. He snuck up on me and opened his mouth wide and bit me on my right leg and then ran!! Thank goodness my clothes helped me not to get bit bad. I knew then that we had to make a decision.

I called our vet and she told me that she would put him to sleep!! This morning I had the hardest time catching him but finally I did. I drove down to the vet trying not to think about what I was doing. I had called ahead so they were ready for me. I had to sign a paper and stood there and cried. I got my carrier back and got in the car and cried some more. I am not a heartless person when it comes to animals...believe me I am quite the opposite. To do this was really really tough on me!!!

I feel so badly for my dear husband. He really loved that cat!! I know that I did the right thing. I still have Annie here to keep me company. She is a good kitty!!

Thanks for letting me vent!! I did the right thing!!




17 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Sandy! My heart goes out to you. I understand what a hard decision this was for you and understand why you had to do this. Sometimes our pets get a mean streak and we must do what is best for us. I've had two pets put down because of illness and I know you are hurting just as much.

{{{hugs}}}

Maggie Ann said...

I'm sorry you had to go through that...we never know how things will turn out. That has to be rare. I hope you have cozy days ahead...and happier ones. *hugs*

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Oh... Sandy, I know how hard you have tried to be kind to Simon, but enough of his mental condition...and bad habits would drive a person crazy...
You did the right thing and don't let this ruin your day.. I don't know how long you put up with him..
Love and hugs, Barb

Talk..to..Grams said...

Sandy I am so sorry!! You did the right thing. This doesn't make it any easier.
We had a cat called Muffin 15 years ago and he bit everyone and we worked with him like you did with Simon and finally one day he jumped up and bit me so bad it left scares and I had to go to the Doctor and get a shot.
The vet said we had to put him to sleep because once they bite like that it get too dangerous for everone..... We cried and Karen sobbed.... I feel we did the right thing.... but you did the right thing for sure HUGS Carolyn

Denise said...

I am so sorry sweetie, but you did do the right thing. I love you.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Sandy....

I was so sorry to read about Simon and the hard decision you had to reach, but it is for the best. I know your heart is aching because of this.... I think Simon was a troubled cat, just like some humans are, they can’t help it, its an illness..... Simon was a sick pussy and you did what you had to do with an apology in your heart. Sometimes we have to be cruel to be kind..... to ourselves and in this case Simon too. Big Hugs Sandy - Marion

livedigital said...

Sandy,

I am so very sorry, and I really do understand your anguish. I was the one who had to the very same thing with Muffin and I felt bad the whole time driving there and back. It was very sad. BUT it was the right thing to do...you can't keep a pet that endangers your safety. honest...
I'll pray that God sends encouragement your way.

Karen, Talktogram's daugher.

PEA said...

Dear Sandy, you certainly did make the right decision. It could have been a child that he bit like that!! You tried all you could for Simon but he seemed to have too many problems which could have endangered people. Know that I'm thinking of you!! xox

Betty said...

I am so very sorry about your cat. I know that was a very, very hard decision for you to make.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

bless your sweet heart.. obviously the poor thing had something wrong with it..
and you trusted the vet to assist you in making the right decision...

I know your heart breaks... i'm so sorry..

Here is a (((((((HUG))))))

love you
Connie

Theresa said...

Hi,
I saw your comment over at Linda's
being a cat owner, I felt your pain and just wanted to say I am sorry that you had to put your cat to sleep.

Reading your blog, I learned what an even tougher decision you had to make- however I feel you made the right one, a pet that bites is unfortunately unpredicable, even if they are loveable.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh Sandy... I'm sorry. I know that really WAS a tough decision. Is hubby okay? Oh, this is so sad... I just am so sorry it came to this... (((hugs)))

Betty said...

Sandy,
I am sorry.....it is so hard to make decisions sometimes but after all is said and done, we do what we have to do......

My husband rescued a precious little blonde furball puppy by the side of the road.....we've named her Annie...she has a myriad of health problems...we are trying so hard to will her to better health but in the end we may have to make the same decision as you. The vet has suggested that but my husband just isn't to that point. She seems to be very happy....Betty

Jane said...

That is so sad and I am so sorry you had to do that. Sometimes we have to do very difficult thing for all the right reasons.
((((HUGS))))

Cathy said...

Oh, my goodness, that was an awful thing for you to have to go through. But you can't have the cat just biting you like that! I'm so sorry.

Terry said...

Dear Flip Flop...I was just at Saija's and I read about Simon.
I think that you did the right thing and it was not heartless of you either because why did you cry?
I cried a little too when I read this post.
You have given that cat many a chance and I know that you have tried for over a year to help him.
It is too bad for your husband but at least he has another cat to hug and he can hug you too because he knows that you did not make this decision lightly.
I think it was a brave thing for you to do.
You are a good woman!
I have always known that!...Love Terry

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