A homestay mother's experiences
What happened?Sorry you lost her.
I'm so sorry to hear about Athena. I never met her but from all the photos, she was a beautiful cat. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sue, I'm SOOOOO sorry you lost your Athena. What a beauty and she obviously loved you, and you her, very, very much. I loved the picture of her draped over your shoulders at the computer. My Kitty Baby used to do that. She was a black and white beauty as well and I miss her SO VERY MUCH. It's been 15 months and the ache is still palpable.Wish I could give you a hug and tell you, in person, how MUCH I get it.Love to you,Robynn
Yes, I miss my Athena. This morning was especially hard and I ended up crying all over again! I miss her special little greeting (a meow with a little trill at the end that seemed to say, "Hi, how are you?") whenever I'd walk into the room.
Athena developed cancer of the nervous system and spent her last few weeks totally paralyzed. The vet recommended she be put down, but I couldn't do it. She liked to lie in her bed looking out the window. She didn't seem to be suffering much pain. I turned her often so she wouldn't get bed sores and kept her "diaper" changed. I kept her bed on my bed so I could hear her when she wanted something. We bonded even more during that time, and she knew she was loved! The end came quickly. I was with her when she breathed her last. She didn't suffer much, thank God!