Saturday, June 7, 2008

Another Sad Day

I had to take Kafka in this morning because he was losing weight and was restless. He hadn't seemed to be in any pain so I thought it might just be old age but the vet found a big nasty tumour under his tongue. It wasn't noticeable three weeks ago but she said it was probably some form of cancer, forget the name, that grows really fast. So we put him down and I cried again. Northside Veterinary Clinic has been absolutely incredible. They have treated us so well. I am so grateful to them.
Kafka, age 15 or 16, came to me 13 years ago. A sweet big suck.

9 comments:

aaronorear said...

I'm so sorry, again...what a hard thing, so soon.

Erin said...

Thanks Aaron. I've been very supported by friends and the great folks at the vet clinic. But oh I am weary.

Tim Chesterton said...

(((Erin)))

Erin said...

Thanks Tim.

Kathryn said...

Noooo - that is too hard and sad. I am really sorry.
Prayers heading upwards on your behalf

Erin said...

Thanks Kathryn, I really appreciate it. I woke up this morning feeling pretty blue and my last little cat is insatiable in his desire for attention so I think he's suffering too.

Anonymous said...

Dear Erin,
How awful for you that Kafka died so shortly after Robbie.

That must have been dreadfully hard.

We're praying for you!
Jane

PrairieDawn Pam said...

More hugs. I'm so sorry. You know I know how pets can be -- and, for us, they ARE -- family members. Sometimes better than family members. ;-) Its so difficult to say goodbye. Both Robbie and Kafka had long lives and were very loved. I absolutely believe that our furry family members are waiting for us at the rainbow bridge. I don't know if that fits with Anglican theology or not, but I don't care. I know that Poncho, Timmy and Chloe will be waiting for me and I know your critters will be there for you, too, when we cross over many years from now.

Erin said...

Thanks you two. And I know how much you loved Kafka Jane :-) really, he wasn't stalking you, he was just friendly lol
Moses is insatiable now...and I'm covered in cat hair...
more tears this morning but we'll be okay...just sad...