Lots and lots of tears.
Today we say goodbye to Rosalyn.
We adopted her when she was estimated to be two years old, that was nearly 16 years ago.
This cat, this tabby torti, mix was everything you want in a cat and more.
She loved Huck.
She caught a few mice.
She loved the porch.
We call her Purrbox.
She purred at every vet exam.
She loved Christmas and all the wrapping paper.
Not this year.
She didnt join in at all....
She is very arthritic.
She has kidney disease.
She has chronic herpes which means bloody nasal discharge.
It used to flare, it has been constant for over a year.
She has thyroid issues but they aren't a big deal.
Sometimes she yowls.
She fell behind the radiator in the kitchen this week.
It was painful and hard to get her out.
She has been on Prozac for 8 months.
She started soiling herself in August.
The prozac immediately helped her remember to use the box.
IF you need help with an elderly cat, try prozac.
We had to go up on her dose this month.
She eats and then stands by her bowl and wants to be fed.
Over and over and over.
She got up 5 times during the hockey game the other night to go and eat.
She frequently is picked on by Pie.
We know this is the natural order of things, but it is hard to watch.
After the fall last week we made the call.
My dear Wondervet is coming here soon.
She believes it is important for the other cats to see Rozz once she is gone.
Roz loved a party.
She always came into the room with company.
That is until the last year or so.
So, Go Rozz. Run to Huck. You two just loved each other so.
These irisheyes are cry in