Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An 18 year old diabetic cat who probably also had pancreatic cancer. Last week he came in and I had to set an IV catheter. While it is common for cats fight you during this procedure, his was actually difficult to set because he wouldn't stop purring and kneading my hand as I held his paw. His owners were elderly and didn't want to be with him when he passed. It felt awkward to turn my back on them as I carried the cat out of the room.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

Sweet little puddy. But if I were in a wheelchair and blind, I'd be there. Thank you for your blog. These animals all have value.

4/25/2012  
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8/02/2012  
Blogger pam Thompson-Clarke-Reynolds-Bowers-Burton said...

elderly or not, the humans who leave their life long friend in the hands of strangers are bloody cowards and don't deserve pets!
When any of my animals go, I seem to be able to grit my teeth, stay with them, tells them they were good and to go to sleep which stroking them. The last thing they hear is my voice uttering words of love and thanks for being in my life. After they die, I go to bits, wail and cry and sob. But no animal of mine dies wondering where their person is and no animal of mine will die hearing me screaming and creating a fuss so their passing is fraught with terror.
Humans have become selfish and self obsessed, the only self they don't have is bloody self control. To leave an animal at the last is wicked cruel. If their own parent or child was dying, would they stay home saying "oh no, we couldn't, it's *far* too upsetting for us and *our* feelings are more important".

9/22/2017  

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