I haven't posted in quite awhile.
We lost one of our cats yesterday.
She had chronic renal failures for the last 3-4 years. She was 12 and I had her for 6 years.
I came downstairs and she could no longer use her hind legs. So, we were able to get her into urgent care without a wait (and not having to pay big $$$ at emergency to hang around for 6 hours).
Vet checked her out and it looked like she was starting to go blind as well. Vet said we could try taking her to emergency where they could try giving her fluids 24/7 but there was a good chance that wouldn't work out at this point. Unfortunately, we made the decision not to make her suffer any more and let her go.
I feel really down because the last 2-3 years before this year have been really hard on me and she was always there. Oreo made me get out of bed when I was unemployed and didn't much feel like getting up - she would constantly meow and head butt me until I got up and fed her. Also, when I had phone interviews, she'd always come and sit with me and purr and make me pet her.
We had put our dog down the day before Easter this year, she was a 14 year old Black Lab mix. She was also a black & white girl but more attached to my wife.