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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Penny had mouth cancer. The vet said we could try antibiotic for 48 hours but really we were talking weeks and she was fairly certain it was mouth cancer. There was no real decision. I held Penny in my arms as she was given the sedative. Afterwards, the vet was able to pull her lip back and checked -- the cancer had gone into the bone. Because she was on metacam, she did not feel the pain in the way she would have.
Personally I figure the metacam bought us an extra year with her.
Penny was far more my cat. She left me alone to write but if I was watching tv, or talking to anyone or just generally sitting anywhere but my study, she was on my knee. If anyone was ill, it was her business to go and snuggle up to them. She was a very people sort of cat.

She was buried next to her sister in the warmest part of the garden. The good part is that I don't think she knew Tuppence was gone.

We will get more cats, but not just yet.


Nell Dixon said...

Hugs, I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

(((((Michele))))) So sorry.

Sue x

Caroline said...

Michelle so sorry about Penny. Big hugs. Caroline

Anne McAllister said...

Oh Michelle, both of them???!

I'm so sorry. What a loss to you and your family. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

In honor of Penny and Tuppence someday you can go save more cats (maybe you should name one Blake!)

Penny and Tuppence were blessed to have your family just as you were to have them.

Judy Jarvie said...

(((Michelle))) So very sorry.
The hardest decision but the kindest one.

jane armstead said...

I am so sorry that you and your family are going through such a sad time.

Anonymous said...

Losing them both so close together is tragic Michelle. I am truly sorry to hear your news.
They were both very good ages, even in this day and age of advanced diagnostics and treatments for cats.

Sounds as though they loved your family as much as you loved them.

Allison XX

liz fenwick said...

Michelle - my heart goes out to you to lose both your beloved cats.

Kate Walker said...

Michelle, I am so so sorry there wasn't more time with Penny, but I know that you did the kindest most loving thing for both these wonderful old ladies, even though it was the hardest thing for you. And this second time in two days must have been too hard.

Take time to miss them and then there will be other cats who need you and who will fill your life with furry friendship. I know - they don't replace but they sure do fill the holes.

Sending hugs of total understanding



Kate Hardy said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry - thinking of you.

Julie Cohen said...

I'm so sorry Michelle. ((((hugs))))) to you and all the family.

LindaC said...

Oh, Michelle. I'm so sorry.