Farewell, Sweet Siouxsie. What An Amazing Trip It’s Been.

JaneA holds Siouxsie a few minutes before her euthanasia.

I don’t even know what to say right now. My grief is so big and raw I don’t even think I can fully comprehend the scope of it. My beloved friend, furry familiar and Top Cat and Queen Of All Western Cats, Siouxsie Mew, earned her wings today with the help of a very compassionate […]

Tiny Grief Song

Gone too soon, loved by so many, never forgotten. Gaté, gaté, paragaté, parasamgaté, bodhi soha!

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about my visit to the vet to discuss Kissy’s leg. After X-rays and consultations with four orthopedic surgeons, my vet and I agreed that amputating her congenitally deformed and chronically painful leg would be the best thing to do in order to give her the high-quality and […]

Farewell, Sweet Dahlia

Dahlia basks in a sun puddle, Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It took a lot of consultation between the vet and a very kind pathologist at IDEXX Labs to come to Dahlia’s diagnosis, “atypical large-cell lymphoma.” Considering that she hadn’t been responding to the steroids (which generally help cats with lymphoma) and that her lungs were still filling with fluid, and that the mass was getting […]