aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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This makes me very sad

Hera is in her last days. Deanne took her to the vet today, who confirmed my suspicions. Nothing is passing through her body. She eats ravenously, but cannot digest it, and so eventually throws it all up. Her coat shows a lack of luster. So, we have set aside a day next week to take her on her last journey. From the vet, I will take her to Wilderstead and lay her to rest next to Fuji, Cuthbert, and Sassy.

She was diagnosed with her disease in September of 2013, so she has lived -- and mostly thrived -- for 16 months after we knew she wouldn't really recover. For every one of those days, we give thanks to God. It may seem odd that I speak of our prayers for a cat, amidst so many tragic events in which human beings are lost. But there are no small loves; every circle is infinite, whatever its size. Properly understood, our love for our pets teaches us both to thank God and love people.

Hera in typical pose

Hera in better days
The most beautiful cat I have ever owned
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