Friday, February 13, 2009

Bad News

Our small family has lost another member. Due to Turtle's degrading health, I had to have him put to sleep this morning. It was, without a doubt, the worst thing I've ever had to do, but I could not sit by and let him continue to suffer. The vet said it was likely he had intestinal cancer and there was just no way he was ever going to get better.

He was 17 and has been my best friend for 11 years. I will miss him hogging the pillow and purring in my ear.

There's really not much more I can say right now because I keep dissolving into tears, but thank you, dear readers for listening to the stories about him and Tommy. Now it's just Sam and I, and we need to adjust. The tales will continue, but we need a few days to get back on our feet.


  1. I am sorry. I know how much he meant to you. He is at rest now. Love you!

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the bad news. I know it's hard, but being able to end the suffering is definitely the humane way to go. It's also terrible having to make the decision.