Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Pt. 2

Our cat Nina died today.

That may come as a shock to some people but those who know us will remember that last year she was diagnosed with cancer and given 2 months to live. She got in close to 9. She hadn't been feeling well and had stopped eating. We were torn between upsetting her (and, frankly, our budget) with a trip to the vet and watching her go down hill. This morning when I woke up she was sleeping in her usual spot behind my legs. Last night she sat on my lap for a long time letting me pet her. While we were at work today she went down in the basement, found a secluded spot and slipped away.

Anyone who's lost a pet knows how awful it is. Anyone who's never had a pet may not realize that its worth getting your heart broken every 4-6 years or so.


kdiddy said...

I'm so sorry, Jennie.

Amy Grant, Stella Dot, & Lemmy said...

Ohhh no, Jennie. I didn't realize she died at home. Well, at least she didn't have to deal with the trip to the vet. . .