Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wednesday evening Dixie noticed that our cat Jay's breathing was a little labored. He wasn't displaying any other signs of illness and had a healthy appetite, so we decided to see what happened the next day. On Thursday when his breathing didn't improve, we made an appointment with a vet. We learned that he had a tumor in or next to his heart that was eating up his blood supply and causing his lungs to fill with fluid. The vet explained that because of the position of the tumor and the amount of fluid in Jay's lungs, there was nothing to be done. She went on to explain that although he was hiding it, Jay was suffering terribly.

We miss both Squeeze and Jay terribly and want to thank everyone for their kind words.

5 comments:

Betsy said...

Ann & Chris, I'm so sorry to hear about your kitties. As fellow animal lovers, Dean & I feel your pain. In our house pets are part of the family so I know how tough it can be. The week before Christmas while Dean was in Houston, I had to take our 15-year old Jack Russell named Jack (real original name!) to have him put to sleep and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. We actually have another Jack Russell named Bandit who's 17 and she's just fine.

I hope ya'll have a better week. Thinking of you both and keeping you in our prayers...Betsy

Anonymous said...

So sorry- may they rest in peace!
xo-Lea

Ronni Gordon said...

So very sorry and so sad that they both went at the same time. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved cats. It couldn't have come at a worse time for you or a better time for all...at least you were there with them instead of being in Houston. Losing two at once is really tough and I am keeping you in my prayers. Just remember, they have gone home. Take comfort in that.

Love and Prayers,
Amanda

Tina said...

that is just so sad. jay lived a nice long life with you two. you rescued him and gave him a nice happy life. now he and squeeze are able to keep each other company in kitty heaven.