Through Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,
I had to post this on the Family life sub-forum becaus eit is really personal. We have a cat called Puxu who is going to be euthanized because we can't let him suffer. He is very, very old, being 19 years old as of today and in the last few days, he had completely lost his appetite, won't eat and after all these years of living with us he is going to die. We're all really sad because this cat literally is part of the family. My parents owned him even before they were married in 1993 (he was born between1991-1992) and spent our whole lives with him.:(
By the way, this is Puxu (pronounce pooh-shoo). Sorry for the photo being a bit big but I want to keep it that way.
I need help. I'm going to find it hard to face life without my Puxu. I feel guilty that maybe we haven't done enough to show him our love. We have another cat called Tricksie (he's a boy) and a 3 year old pitbull called Timmy (he's quite tame though) and I felt that when these latter two arrived, we payed more attention upon them, playing with them and all that, than on the old cat. I tried making up for all of ths by giving Puxu big treats now and again, warming him under my covers in winter (sometimes, I'd give up my whole bed for him!:D) and relaxing him. What if he doesn't realize that we all love him? We've payed ALOT of attention to him these past few weeks. If possible we'd prefer that he remain alive but it is necessary that we euthanize him so as to not let him suffer (by the way, euthanization of anumals is not sinful: it is the euthanization of humans that is). Life is going to be so empty without him. I've even prayed to the Blessed Virgin over and over again so that She may appear to him in the last two hours of his death like how She appears to Her devout children when they die, and give him a happiness which he never experienced before. It'd compensate for any lack of love which we showed towards him. Please help me guys, because I'm really sad and please pray for my cat.:sad_bye:. Bye bye Pushu, we will miss you alot! Just looking at that picture makes me cry so much!