Wednesday, October 03, 2007

We Had Joy, We Had Fun, We Had Caesar in the Sun

I am sad to report that, a little over a half an hour ago, I found our elderly cat, Caesar, dead on the back patio. I was not especially surprised, and in fact, I'd been checking on him about every hour since we got up this morning because I was concerned that he was going downhill fast. He didn't look well yesterday at all, but seemed better this morning. Still, he didn't eat much for breakfast, so...

All in all, I'll confess to being selfishly glad he died of natural causes at home, lying in the sun in his own backyard. I dreaded reaching the day we'd have to put him in a box and take him to the vet to be euthanized while he cried in the car. That would have been much more traumatic for all of us, I think.

He was a lovely, wonderful cat. Always friendly and loving. And he had a long, happy life. For that, I will be eternally grateful.

Caesar, b. May 1990, d. October 2007
May he rest in love, peace, and harmony

7 comments:

Emma said...

Jackie, I am so sorry for you and your family's lost. I'm so glad Cesar had you guys and you had him. Big, big hugs!

Emma

Ericka Scott said...

Sorry for your loss!

Ann Aguirre said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty.

Carrie Lofty said...

Damn, I hate when pets die. My heart goes out to you.

Thanks for the congrats over at my site. I wish you the same success!

lainey bancroft said...

{{{Big Hugs, Jacq}}}

But you're right, it's wonderful that he got to drift peacefully off in his own environment.

Cats are so much better for that. We've got an aging lab, full of lumps we're sure are cancer. His day is soon coming and I don't know which of us will be able to drum up the intestinal fortitude to take him on that final car ride. :(

lacey kaye said...

((Hugs))

Tessa Dare said...

Aww, I'm so sorry to hear it! But I'm glad he went peacefully at home, after a long, happy life.