Riley, one of my parents’ cats, had to be put to sleep tonight. He’d been having breathing trouble since Thursday or so, but our regular vet couldn’t find anything wrong, and he seemed OK when I left for Jay’s on Saturday. He took a turn for the worse today, so my mom and my brother took him to the OSU vet clinic, where they found out that he probably had cancer, and bad. Since the vet couldn’t guarantee him any quality of life even if treatment were possible, they decided to take the humane course of action and let him go.
He was a good cat, even if he was kind of a butthead to me while I was housesitting for my mom and dad last winter. I’ll miss him.
Pour one out/think a good thought/love on your pets a little extra tonight.
He was a very good cat. :(