Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by nb132, May 17, 2007.
waiting for Santa
Today we said goodbye to our little Maddie (Madeline). She was 18 1/2
She was a great little cat.
We had been dealing with dementia for the last little while. She wasn't suffering but was forgetting more and more how to kitty. I don't really know if she knew us for who we are or if we were just gentle hands that would pick her up to comfort her. The only time she seems be truly relaxed and to sleep well was when she would curl up with the dogs on the sofa or their dog bed. Being around the dogs seemed to be the only thing that really comforted her. I didn't want her to suffer. I was dreading the day that she might forget the dogs were her friends and be frightened by them. I don't know if that is possible. She was my little shadow for the longest time and I miss that little shadow following me around from room to room.
We will miss her greatly.
We still have her brother, Lawrence. I hope this won't affect him. He mostly hangs out in the kitchen where Maddie mostly stayed in the rec room.
Rest in peace kitty cat, that's a long happy life in a great home.
It's always a tough call to make but sounds like you know you did the right thing for Maddie