Saturday, September 14, 2019
The PDX pride mommy writes:
I have very sad news. Last night, we had to say goodbye to Tabby. She was down to just under 6 lbs., had advanced dementia, and was falling off the places she chose to sleep. Last night, she could barely get to her favorite recliner and then was very disoriented so she only stayed on her daddy's lap for a few minutes before coming in and climbing shakily onto my lap. It was time. We all said our goodbyes at home, then we harnessed her up for one last car ride. She watched out the windows and knew where we were once we got to the vet, but then became disoriented again when we were carrying her into the building. She fell asleep gently while air-kneading just before 10:30 pm, then was given the final shot and passed peacefully. The above picture was taken while waiting for the vet to come in with the shots. She looks worried because she was so disoriented that she didn't really know quite why I would be taking a picture of her there.
We brought her body home and buried her in the yard by her brother, Carbon. The others got the chance to sniff her body and say goodbye once again if they wanted to. The twins and Starla declined, but the others came over to pay their respects. This was Shadow's first time dealing with death, and he still isn't quite sure what happened, but the others are helping him. He gently touched her body with his paw, then lay down next to the box that held it.
Thank you for all the love you have shown our girl over the years.