Today is a Very Bad Day

I started not feeling well yesterday, and I decided to call in sick today. At the same time, Finney, who has been crashing, has hit bottom. So today is the day I’ll be saying goodbye.

I’ve been here so many times, and described it so many times, I don’t have the heart to talk about it again. If you’ve gone through this you know. I left a message for Dr. Wendy McCulloch to come here and do it at home. I’d planned to call her to arrange for her to come on Thursday after work. (I took him to the vet last night and got him a shot of pain killers that last three days. We were going to have three final days.) But if she can’t get here on such short notice I will bring him to the vet. It’s not what I want for Finney, but it really has to be today.

The only thing I can think of to do for him is to let him eat all the frozen yogurt that he wants. I always used to give him a tiny bite or two of these frozen yogurt pops I like. When the tumor came back I start giving him lots of bites. Today I’ll just put a whole one down on a plate for him.

I got a few shots of Finney checking out one of the kittens. Which kitten, as per usual, I do not know. As you can see, his hair never grew back after the surgery. A tumor returned in the exact same spot, and I’m guessing that’s why his hair didn’t return.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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5 thoughts on “Today is a Very Bad Day

  1. So, so sorry. ((((((((Hugs)))))))) The rainbow bridge awaits Finney…he’ll be there with the other beloved cats you have lost.

    Hope you get to feeling better soon too.

  2. Its the last day of Spring. Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice. Yes, I’ve been there and relieving all pain for my kitty was uppermost in my mind, but it’s hard of course.

    For your new kitties and Bleeker there is an article about whisker sensitivity that would be good to look up as I see you are using bowls for feeding and they need saucers for their whiskers to be clear. At least that’s according to the article in the NYT. Kittens are adorable. One looks like he has green eyes and the other one blue? Bless you for adopting these precious little orphans!!!!!

  3. My heart goes out to you… I know how hard it is to say goodbye to beloved pets. They are family. I hope you take some comfort in the fact that you gave Finney a safe, happy and peaceful life. xo

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss, Stacy! It seems like he was little just yesterday. The new little ones are adorable. God bless.

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