Momma Chua.......  

freetime648 53F
7629 posts
4/13/2006 3:51 am

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Momma Chua.......

Strange title for a blog I know...but, you will understand if you stay long enough to read all of this.

A few months ago we took our cats to their vet. We have 3 of them but only had to take two of them. Our oldest cat, Momma Chua's, is 17 and has a cancerous tumor that has hindered her ability to walk properly.

The tumor has grown to almost the size of a softball and her front paw is useless now. She hobbles about to eat and drink and she still attempts the jump onto the bed to lay in HER spot between hubby and I. But, when she gets down, she face dives into the carpet. SHe is at the point of not being able to keep things down and she is rapidly losing weight.

I asked hubby today to call the vet. I found another lump developing on her other side and personally, I cannot take this anymore. I cry every time I see her get up and move. But, here in Germany they will not euthanize a pet, unless said pet is in utter irrepair. I believe she is but they want to do surgeries and such with no gaurantees of a recovery. I cherish my Momma's but we cannot afford that cost.

My Momma's is too good of a cat to allow her suffering anymore. She is and always will be a beautiful, fiesty, bitchy cat. I love her with all my heart and I will miss her immensely. it a cruel thing for me to want to put her down?

**Note: THAT pic is my Momma's

xx FREETIME648 xx

rm_young3901 52M

4/17/2006 2:17 pm

A large part of being a responsible pet caretaker is knowing when to end the terrible suffering as hard as this may be. It breaks my heart to see an animal suffer. I grew up with horses and cattle and of course alot of pets and even through the years it has not gotten any easier.

racingcrazy67 50M

4/15/2006 4:05 am

No it is not cruel. It is heartbreaking when a pet or loved one is suffering. You know this cat more than anyone, the law does not and that is wrong.

I hope that if I ever get into a position where I cannot support myself, someone comes and puts a bullet through my brain.

warmandsexy52 65M
13164 posts
4/14/2006 8:55 am

No it is not cruel at all. We once had a cat called "Squibbie" and she was a beautiful, smart, intelligent creature. Squibbie was a talking cat and she was really affectionate. She got hit by a car and although at first she recovered she got arthritis of the hip and walking became more and more painful.

I took her to be put to sleep and the vet did it very humanely. It broke my heart and it was one of the very few times in my life that I've wept. But I know in my heart it was the right thing to do.

Cats and other pets get really stressed by surgery and putting your lovely cat, your dear friend, as self-aware as any human through further distress makes no sense at all to me. Allowing her to leave this world with dignity is an act of kindness and love.

warm xx

rm_cru1972 46M
4407 posts
4/13/2006 6:42 pm

Absolutely not Free, It is the best for all critter's and people involved. She will not suffer any more, and you will not have to watch her suffer. My worst experience was with the best hunting dog I ever had. Every friday during hunting season she would wait for me in the usual spot. In the end I would have to carry her to the truck, to the boat, and up and down the steps to the duck shack because the cancer got to bad. But once she was in the blind nothing would stop her. She was a 13 yr old Springer Spaniel, the day I intentionally wounded a bird for her last retrieve. She left this world a very happy dog, doing something she loved. I miss her dearly, but I would not change what I did.

HotDev1l 46M
1358 posts
4/13/2006 3:26 pm

I had to put down my Rottwieler when she was 11. She had a real good run but her hips were giving out. She was in constant pain and the vet gave her only a 20% chance of survival for the op. I agonised for 3 days, cried my eyes out for months afterwards but I know I made the right choice, she's not hurting anymore.

pandoo5 61M
398 posts
4/13/2006 12:28 pm

I won't do that.

GB_Cple 67M/56F  
3113 posts
4/13/2006 9:51 am

No it's not cruel, it's humane

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
4/13/2006 4:37 am

She's beautiful. In my book it's not cruel. I have struggled with this several times in my life. In fact, my old lady that lived to be 25 died this month last year.... another lady that got to be 13 died 4 years ago this very day.

My old lady was put down here, on my dining table, her favorite spot. It was the last decent thing I could do for her. And I was glad I could. Even to this day I cry for her loss, but I know it was all that was left I could do for her.

wishing you the best in helping her

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