Saturday, August 22, 2009

RIP, Slimjim, c1998-2009

It's always hard to lose a beloved pet. Slimjim had been with us for almost twelve years.

He was  good, sweet, loving member of our family and we had to make the incredibly difficult decision to let him go on to the Great Mouse Hunting Ground in the Sky.

Unfortunately, last year he started having seizures that were becoming more and more frequent and with no apparent physiological cause.  He was also losing mobility and we had to take him to the vet today because he couldn't breathe.  He was in such distress he was actually meowing - a rare thing for Slimjim. The vet found a huge lump in his throat that showed some damage to the fine bones there and his passageway was so swollen that it was impeding his breathing. After much deliberation, and many, many tears, we felt it would be kinder to let him go rather than traumatize him further with aggressive care. 

We love you Slimjim - and we miss you terribly.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sad Zone commiserates =(

Cranky Yankee said...

I'll miss Slim Jim, too.
He was a good kitty.
:-(

The Queen said...

He was the Feline Ambassador at the AA - going to have to train Fang to do the same....

Hsin-Yi said...

I'm right there with you guys. I lost my dog, Sierra, yesterday. I had her for 12 years and it's just not the same without her. My heart goes out to you and B.

K. A. Laity said...

I'm glad you were still willing to come out Saturday night for a little girl time -- and so we could send of Slimjim with a proper wake. He will be missed.

The Queen said...

Aw, Hsin, I'm so sorry to hear about Sierra! Best to you & Chris.