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  • Posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

The first two days after Spazz died, Mini-Me was fine. I got her a new toy mouse, she played with it, she came running up to me to see if I had any Other Cat Smells on me when I got home as always, she ate like she always ate, she could be bought out of my chair with treats, and I thought she was fine and everything would be okay.

Over the next few days she ate less and slept more, and maybe gave her toys a halfhearted swat if I lobbed one in her direction. She lived in my lap most of the time. But she was still getting up to eat and drink and use the box and could hop up in my lap unassisted, so I thought okay, she’s realized that Spazz is gone and he’s not coming back, and she’s never been an only cat and she’s adjusting to that.

Yesterday, she stopped eating, aside from a few halfhearted licks of some gooshy food mixed with baby food.

Today I did not fuck around, I called the vet the minute they opened and took her in, sure that they were going to check her over and go oh yeah, she’s just depressed, we’ll shoot her up with some vitamins and give her some fluid and if she doesn’t start eating in a couple of days bring her back.

Nope. Kidney failure. And the vet said even the most aggressive treatment option they could offer me wasn’t likely to save her–she was younger than Spazz, but not much younger.

So we put her to sleep.

The vet told me, as I held my cat waiting for the sedative to kick in, that she didn’t want to say it in so many words before because she could see I was upset about the possibility of losing two cats in a little over a week but she knew this would be the best thing to do and she believed I had made the right decision.

Maybe someday I’ll start to believe it.

Two cats in a little over a week. This is not fucking fair.

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