Registered: 1556953726 Posts: 8
I can’t believe I’m here again, 10 months after I visited this site for my darling Erlend who passed at home at 15, it is with sadness that I’m here now for Tiny, 14 years old. She was vomiting more than her usual hair balls recently so we took her in for a checkup. Nothing showed up on X-ray or labs, so we went home with meds and all was well within days. Back to normal and back to cuddles. Then this afternoon she was hiding and when I finally found her she was breathing oddly. Took her to ER to find she had pneumonia and the prognosis was bad. She got it through aspirating, which meant her chances of recovery were very tough. We made the awful decision to end her discomfort and not put her through days and days of hospital stays. Our house that was once full with cats is now silent.
Tiny was our “other cat”. She was the sweet lovable one who sadly was overshadowed my our diva Erlend...who took every room and made it her own. Since Erlend passed we spent more time with Tiny, giving her all the attention she always deserves and ultimately feeling really guilty about how unbalanced it was before. We promised to make her single cat years the best ever and spoiled her beyond belief with pets and attention. She finally got to sleep in the bedroom with us, which was once Erlend’s territory. Day by day we made new memories and I felt like 14 with her was like a brand new life. Having gone through this for the first time last summer, I know how bad this is going to feel. No escaping, no avoiding. Especially with the hellish environment today where we can’t leave the house, it feels even more challenging to stay positive. I can’t help but feel guilty about all those years, where I have her live and a comfortable life, but she played second fiddle. I plan to honor her memory with something meaningful but I don’t know what it is yet. For Erlend it was a garden, for Tiny will be something that gives back. I miss her so much and once again hate the permanence of death. Loving her always ❤️
Registered: 1585324731 Posts: 4
Sorry for your loss