Sunday, September 5, 2010



It's been a very sad week for me.  On Tuesday, our cat, Moose, suffered from a blood clot (from underlying heart disease the vet said).  Poor Moosie was in such incredible pain and almost instantly paralysed in his two back legs.  We rushed him to the Animal Hospital and the very nice veterinarian there gave us the incredibly distressing news that there was no other choice than to euthanize him.   Moosie was twelve. 

I've often called him a cranky old cat but I guess he just had a very strong personality.  I sure miss him.  He would shadow me all around the house and I'd always be talking to him.  He'd sleep with me every night.  He'd meet us all at the door.  As soon as I sat down on the couch, he'd be there - patiently waiting with his head tilted to one side - until I'd 'settled in', so that he could hop up onto my lap / stomach and 'settle in' himself.  If I didn't immediately start stroking the top of his head and the sides of his face, he'd just wiggle his head under my hand until I did.  Moosie had his own way of getting exactly what he wanted.  He ruled the house for twelve years. 

If there is one positive, it would be that thankfully, it happened before I went to work.  I would hate to think of him suffering alone all day long until I got home from work.

It's hard learning to live without him.

9 comments:

debwardart said...

How very sad - they are our family. Go ahead and grieve.

Robin said...

Im so sorry about Moosie...he was very beautiful...

Ann Buckner said...

(((((Deb))))), I know how much all of you miss him.

Cheryl Pass said...

So sorry to hear about your cat. He looks so much like a cat we had a long time ago named Alfalfa. It was good that you were there when he suffered that event.
It's great to have our pets, put it is so hard to lose them. My sincere condolences.

Gwynnie B said...

My heart is sad for your loss. Your Moose looks like a kitty who once shared his life with me and I'm flooded with memories. And recently I lost my 15 year kitty companion, Libby Lu. I'm still mourning her.

Cats are magical creatures, and how lucky we are to have them in our lives! I'm so very sorry for your pain. Moose needed you to be with him during this time.

Here's to Moose and all the love he shared!!!

Dabs said...

Deb, I am so sorry to hear about your precious kitty. It is so hard when we lose a furry kid. It sounds like you gave Moosie a wonderful loving home.

Don West said...

Sorry for your loss Deb...I know it's hard. Moose is in a good place though and you'll always have his spirit with you :-) My thoughts are with y'all.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Deborah, sorry for your loss too!

Deb Léger said...

Thank you all so much for the condolences about Moosie. Soon, we'll get another cat but my oldest son Zach thought very strongly that we should wait - out of respect for Moosie. We all know that Moosie was irreplaceable but it'll be nice to have another cat to talk to. I was always a 'dog' person but Moose taught me that cats can be just as loved as dogs. I never realized how much I talked to that cat!