July 12, 2010

We'll Miss You, Cucho.

This is surely the saddest Picture of the Day (and I hope to not break this record).

This is the last picture of Cucho, who died yesterday morning. The last couple of days he had suddenly gotten really sick, so we took him to the vet. It turns out he had had FIV, and because of that, he didn't have the defenses to fight other sicknesses, including chronic kidney failure, and anemia. He was in lots of pain in the last few days. The doctor said that they could treat some of the symptoms temporarily, but that he'd likely never permanently recover, and he'd have been in pain. He recommended we put him to sleep so he wouldn't have to suffer anymore. It was a very difficult decision, but we know it was the right one, but we've both still been really sad since then.

It really hurts to lose a friend you love so much, but we're happy that he's not suffering anymore. And we're also content knowing that we were able to give him a good life in the time that he was with us. He really was an excellent cat, and he was as lucky to be with us as we were to have him.

Cucho's grave in our backyard.

Cucho's kennel. We'll miss you, little guy.

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margit adelia said...

so sorry - it's one of the hardest things you endure. i had to put my kitty down due to complications with feline leukemia. you did the right thing to end his pain and you gave him a loving home up until then.

AnnaLisa said...

It's a heartbreaking decision to have to make. You did the right thing, though. Cucho died in comfort, with his people by his side.

Annie said...

Mourn you til we join you, sweet Cucho.

Sitzman said...

Thanks for the comments, guys. He really was a sweet cat, and I'm still amazed that we had such a great cat.

loopy said...

So sorry for your loss. =( a lovely cat that had a beautiful if short life

Sitzman said...

Thanks. He was wonderful.