I'm very saddened to tell you all this.... my little girl, Princess, passed away at 1020 Saturday morning 01/19/03. She was a siamese cat that had been in my life for seventeen years. I was only twelve years old when we became best friends. I miss her so much.
She was with me when my parents fought - and eventually divorced, through my rocky teenage years, when I moved out of the house and in every apartment I rented, through every boyfriend - good and bad, and when I found my hubby and became a 'married woman'. She's been through it all with me. Now she's gone.
She passed away at home in my arms. That's the way I wanted it. I begged her not to make me take her to the vet and have her put to sleep. She must have listed to me.
Her health had been declined quickly over the past month. I was expecting it....it's still very hard. We came home from our shifts at 0800 on Saturday morn and found her too weak to stand...when she slept, she breathed almost to shallow to tell if she was still breathing. I called the vet to make an appt. to euthanize her. They said they could try to work her in, or, first avail appt was 1030. They wanted to know if we wanted to bring her in right away or take the 1030 appt. Something told me to wait. We took the 1030 spot.
I settled on the couch with Princess. We laid there and took a nap...waiting for 1000. My hubby fell asleep too and we didn't wake up until 1015. I got off the couch to get ready to leave...my hubby picked Princess up, and she let out one last long exhale with a sound I'd never heard her make. Darren gave her to me and I held her until she took her last few reflex breaths. Always a fighter...even at the end.
Darren even started to cry. He had become very attached to her even though they had a very rough start together.
She passed away ten minutes before her vet appt.
Thank you, Princess. I didn't want to make that decision for you.
AnneI'm so lucky to have had that little being in my life for so long.