I am very sad tonight, as I had to make an incredibly difficult decision today. Our sweet outdoor boy Teegy went over the Rainbow Bridge.
I finally caught him to take him to the vet, after he injured his foot. I could see he had an infection, and he was in pain, you could tell. The vet said his little immune system must have been compromised already (maybe feline leukemia - not sure), and the infection raged through his body.
I could have had his back leg amputated, but they didn't feel confident that even that drastic measure would save him. They said the infection would eventually cause his death.
He was such a good boy going to the vet and all the while they examined him. They had to drug him to totally clean his foot, so he was sleeping already when they euthanized him. I got to pet him and hold him and talk to him and kiss him.
We are having him cremated.
I have only had to make that horrible decision twice in my life, and would never wish it on any fur baby parent.
I know he is now healthy and not in pain anymore. That is a comfort.
I sure will miss my handsome boy.
We were blessed to have him for 8 years.
Run free and play big boy!
We love you.