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Posted: Monday 17 October, 2005

by Rosemary at 5:44pm in Cats 3 comments Add your own

RIP Homer, you'll be missedSad news. We had to have Homer put to sleep this morning. He had been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure some weeks ago and had been on medication to alleviate the symptoms. However, it became clear this morning that he was failing fast. Our vet came to the house and it was all very peaceful at the end.

We've had nearly two good years together. Homer went from living under the bed to being first to greet us on Friday when we returned from a few days holiday. He had his place in the sun and by the fire; he was never cold or hungry and knew only kind words and gentle hands. He was content, I think.

Our thanks to Cat Protection League for finding him for us and to Alastair and the staff at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital for their care.

Comments

Catherine

Tuesday 18 October, 2005 at 6:08am

Ohh I am so very sorry, it is heartwrenching to loose a beloved pet. I'm sure Homer is very content where he is now. Thinking of you both.

Amy

Tuesday 18 October, 2005 at 7:13am

Oh, that is so awful. I nursed my cat of twenty years through kidney failure until I think we just all gave up. It is amazing what we can do for animals now, but I truly believe that the present--the world animals occupy at this moment--is all that matters to them. If they feel bad, they don't have the ability to rationalize it or hope for a cure the way we do. I'm quite sure it is a mercy for Homer to be out of pain. But it is very difficult.

Dave H

Tuesday 18 October, 2005 at 8:55pm

Very sorry to hear about Homer. Losing a beloved pet is never easy, and neither is making the choice to do the right thing and end the suffering. Benn there, done that. Our thoughts are with you.

Be well,

Dave H.

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