First of all,I apoligise for posting this but it has been stuck in mt head for the past 2 months and hopefully this will help to get rid of it.
Some friends of my daughter have recently retired and they have a cat ( Smokey ) that is 21 years old.They waited for 6 months for their cat to die and when it didnt they decided that they cant wait any longer to go on their tour all around Australia.They spoke to my daughter who said that I am cat mad and would probably look after it for them.Which I agreed to do without having to think about it one bit.
Now,Smokey is a lovely cat.You can do anything with him and he dosent mind at all.As for eating ,he eats like any other cat except that he absouletely loves vegetables,especially mashed potatoes.He has to take 1 tablet every day and the wife made up a bowl of mashed potatoes just for Smokey and every evening we just put a big spoonfull of mashed potatoes on top of his regular food,with his tablet on top and he would eat his tablet then his mashed potatoes.
Now for the hard bit.Read on at your owne risk.
One night about 2 months ago.It was 11pm and the wife was asleep,I was having a game of Civilization on my PC and Smokey was asleep in the family room.I heard a really terrible sound.It sounded like Smokey was terrified of something.If a cat can scream out in terror, this is what it would sound like.I ran in to the family room and Smokey was lying there on the floor ( half in and half out of his bed )I sat on the floor beside him and patted him and said "Its allright daddys here" It only took a few seconds for me to realise that he was not going to make it to the morning,so I woke the wife and told her that if she wants to say goodbye to Smokey she has to come now because he wont be here in the morning.The wife got up streight away,she patted Smokey also and said that we were here for him.She then went and made a cup of tea and we both sat on the floor with Smokey .We patted him and rubbed under his chin and talked to him and tried to comfort him as much as we could till he passed away at 1:20am
I dont think I will ever forget the sound of the scream that Smokey made that night.The wife was asleep and didnt hear it and I am not going to tell her.I worked out that what it was is that Smokey was paralised from the neck down and I think he woke up and tried to turn over or get his food or something and when he realised he could not move,thats when he cried out in terror, not understanding what was the matter with him.It must have been really terrifying for him,not bieng able to move and not understanding why.
Well, hopefully by writing this post I have got it out of my system,I hope so.
I apoligise again for posting this,not the sort of thing people really want to read about.Sorry.