Friday, July 02, 2010
Dinah - In Loving Memory
This week has definitely not been a good week. Our cat Dinah had not been doing so well for quite some time. All started about a year and a half ago, a type of skin cancer that also resulted in seizures and loss of balance and other things. She had been losing weight steadily. But all in all she was still her happy self, eating, purring, wanting attention. And every time she had a bad spell and we thought she wouldn't recover she bounced back the next day.
But unfortunately over the weekend she started to get worse rapidly and by Tuesday morning she was in really bad shape . She could barely stand up, was being incontinent and just not in any good shape at all. So we had to take her to the vet where they put her to sleep. I am really sad but of course it was the right thing to do. She would have just continued to suffer. Poor little Din ah sweetie fluff.
When God made the world, He chose to put animals in it, and decided to give each whatever it wanted. All the animals formed a long line before His throne, and the cat quietly went to the end of the line.
To the elephant and the bear He gave strength, to the rabbit and the deer, swiftness; to the owl, the ability to see at night, to the birds and the butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning; to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage; to the otter, playfulness. And all these were things the animals begged of God. At last he came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat, waiting patiently. "What will YOU have?" God asked the cat.
The cat shrugged modestly. "Oh, whatever scraps you have left over. I don't mind."
"But I'm God. I have everything left over."
"Then I'll have a little of everything, please," said the cat.
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So hard to lose a pet.
Posted by: cassie-b | Jul 5, 2010 3:42:07 PM