Furkids are our lives, we cherish them and take care of them. It never ends well and the ending never gets easier.
While we were on the fence about whether it was time for Dexter with his dementia making life very hard on us all (with 3 separate biting incidents in the past month or so), Cinder decided to stop eating, has been sleeping almost constantly, and has started having bladder control issues.
We decided it was best to send them on their way to college with a vet we knew and trusted. Today was truly a horrible experience.. having to say good-bye to not one, but two of our loving companions.. and things didn’t go smoothly.
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Cinder screamed in pain when the sedation was administered and a short time later, lost control of her bowels. Dexter didn’t take sedation well and ended up biting Michael before being muzzled (didn’t break the skin, Michael is not physically injured). This, of course, made the whole event significantly more traumatizing than it already was expected to be. For Cinder and Dexter, we wish your last moments would have been smoother.
We still have Emma (orange female tabby cat), but fear will not be ready for any new companions for a while.
We will miss Cinder and Dexter, and those that have gone before, for the rest of our lives.