My 16 year old cat is gone
I had to put my beautiful 16 year old Scottish Fold, Maggie, to sleep on Wednesday. I had a home vet come to the house to perform the procedure. I wanted her 14 year old "brother" Owen to see what was happening and to absorb whatever he could. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but it was the right thing to do. She had very, very bad arthritis, and the pain meds just weren't working any more. Owen seems to have understood; he watched everything and laid down with Maggie once she had passed (I was holding her and patting him the entire time). He's not looking for her but does seem a little lost. I know how he feels.
She was a wonderful, smart, tough, loving little cat and I will love and miss her always.
I just wanted to share this with others who might be experiencing the same loss. I am hopefully attaching a picture of Maggie (the redhead) and Owen (the brown boy) enjoying some quality sink time in better days.