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BB Cat is no more

Those of you who knew her will be aware that she was an old cat, probably at least 18 which is very old in cat terms. We adopted her as an adult cat, so do not know her exact age. She had a cancerous growth under her jaw, which had been growing for some weeks.

Today her behaviour was sufficiently different from normal that we decided to take her to the vet. Cats usually don't make it clear when they are in pain, but this suggested that she probably was. The vet concluded that she was almost certainly suffering serious pain, so we asked for her to have the lethal injection forthwith. She had not got very long in any case, and with no hope of recovery, there wasn't any sense in keeping her alive to be miserable and suffer.

People have to endure that, but cats don't.

She was a good cat, and I think she had a happy life with us. She started out rather jumpy and nervous (and covered in fleas), and gradually relaxed and became calmer. After a while she became confident enough in her position in the household to start trying to boss us around.

She was our fourth cat, and I imagine that after a while we shall again look for a cat who needs a good home.

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wellinghall
Jun. 26th, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
I am very sorry to hear this.
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 26th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry!
gurthaew
Jun. 26th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Much sadness. When I saw her two? three? weekends ago I thought she looked poorly. A privilege to have known her.
pellegrina
Jun. 26th, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
RIP Pudding Cat. I was thinking about her just yesterday, wondering how she was. She certainly gave every sign of being a happy cat.
rustica
Jun. 26th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. She did seem a very contented cat when I last saw her, I think you gave her a very happy life.
emperor
Jun. 26th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this; it sounds like it was time for her to go, though.
muninnhuginn
Jun. 26th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to read this. She was a very fine cat.
didiusjulianus
Jun. 28th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
I agree with everyone else on all points. *hugs*
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