Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cast of Characters - Part 2

We have three cats.  Princess, Zoe and Tigger.  We used to have four - but we had to put Tessa down last fall.  She was 16 years old and developed either diabetes or hyperthyroidism and the vet agreed that if we decided to treat whichever she had, it would not be worth it in the long - perhaps short - run.  She was always a large cat (about 12-13 lbs.), but had lost a significant amount of weight in just a few short months.  So, after agonizing over the decision, we decided to have her put down.  She is now in our "pet cemetery" on our property.  Rest in peace my sweet Tessa:

Next, we have Princess - she is 18 years old!  Yup, she is like the Energizer Bunny....just keeps going, and going, and going...We know her day is coming soon, all she does is eat, sleep and use the litter box.  She no longer plays, but will still come to you when she wants some affection.  We are pretty sure she can no longer hear, but her eyesight is still spot on.  In the meantime, we just let her be.

Both of these cats were adopted as well - Princess from the shelter, and Tessa from a veterinary hospital I worked at at the time.  Can you tell we love animals?!

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