Delenn Kitty is no more

Delenn is gone. Yesterday she perked up a bit in the afternoon. DH had a chance to visit with her and sing her cat songs. She got up from where she was laying and went into the kitchen and he gave her some chunk chicken. She gobbled it up and meowed for more! I was encourage when he called me to tell me about it. He ended up giving her several more pieces of chicken, which she gladly ate and then went back to her spot. After I got home, she was not as perky. She ended up throwing up everything she had eaten for the last 4 hours. She was wandering between the litter box to throw up and then back to her nest. Each trip was shakier than the previous. It reached the point where she would wander out of her nest a few steps, throw up, and then go back. Finally she went downstairs to hide. It was time.

So this morning DH and & took her to the vet for the last time. We both have been crying on and off since Wednesday. This little kitty has been a big part of our lives for a long time. She’s been a sweet and loyal companion. One of the hardest parts was getting out of bed this morning. I wanted to stay in bed and pretend that nothing had changed and Delenn was fine. But that’s not true, and wasn’t ever going to be true. So We both got up and moving. We found her hiding under the couch downstairs and brought her back upstairs. She allowed me to hold her on my lap for a bit, then got a little bit of water and wandered slowly back to her nest upstairs. I had a bit of yogurt, and Delenn had some too.

After the vet’s offices opened, I called to see about bringing her in. We got it set up and then got it together to go. The hardest part was pulling Delenn from her nest and getting her set in the towel for the trip. She didn’t fight it at all. I had promised her that she wouldn’t hurt any more, and I wasn’t going to break that promise. We got to the vet’ s office and Delenn perked up a bit again, nosing around the counter and the office cats, checking out the chocolates on the counter too. I told her that if she wanted one, she was welcome to it. She wasn’t that interested in the chocolates, and checked out a few more things and cats around the way. But the vet’s tech came around and had the room ready soon, and we went back there. They had a towel down, but I put our towel down over it for her. Delenn settled down on the table and you could see very rib and both sets of hips. The vet made sure we all knew where the tissues were, since we were leaking at the eyes and sniffling. They used gas to let her go to sleep, then gave her the injection. She went quickly.

She’s been buried, and is now no longer hurting. We will miss her.

7 thoughts on “Delenn Kitty is no more

    • I don’t know about that, but having her hang on longer would be selfish on our part. In the end, its about what is best for her.

  1. Yeah, we miss her big time. Always will. Love you, and want to make everything right for you, I just can’t.

  2. ahh, I’m so sorry that it came to that for you and Delenn. She was a beautiful girl and, from the way you speak of her, seems to have been a joy. I have three elder cats and fear this decision myself, they are my best friends. My personal belief is that, in the greater consciousness beyond the physical, our loved ones that pass on “see” and “hear” us, and I’m certain that your girl is grateful for the end of pain and wishes you well from where she is now. Thank you for sharing her story with us.

    • Thank you so much for your comment. We were blessed to have her with us for as long as we did. The kitties are our family, too. The next oldest, Ivanova, is 10 years old and the “baby” Marcus is 8. The only folks who think that animals don’t have emotions and feelings are ones who don’t spend time with them. Both of our other cats are missing Delenn. Each are showing it in a way that is peculiar to them. Marcus has become very clingy, and Ivanova is searching and crabby. Love on your kitties, and appreciated them while they are still with you. Delenn went from regular weight to 3.5 lbs in a month and a half. If you find that one of your fur babies is losing weight, get them checked out.

      DH & I have been seeing Delenn in different places that she used to frequent, so we both feel like she is around still.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your story made me tear up and brought back memories of our putting our Rosco kitty down just a few short years ago. He was solid white and I also ‘saw’ him for at least two years – but, sometimes, even now – I still see him. Just every now and then. Maybe it’s him saying “Hi” to me from Heaven. I miss him so much. My thoughts are with you!!

  4. Can’t believe I’m just now reading this. You did the right thing, and it sounds like you know it. I’ve been through this with a dear cat before, and the pain is so unimaginably deep, isn’t it.

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