Friday, January 23, 2009

Finnegan: 2005 - January 2009

I'm really sad to report that we put Finnegan down a few minutes ago. I woke up this morning and found out that he had another urinary blockage. He spent most of the day in the window seat or under the couch. By the end of the evening he was visibly more uncomfortable and we knew that we couldn't make him go through what he went through the last time.
We waited until I got home from work tonight and the vet came over to the house.

One of the last pictures I took of Finnegan (this morning).

He passed away peacefully just before midnight surrounded by me, Glen and Tilley. Tilley seems a bit more upset than I thought she would. We cleared a space on our small counter for the vet and put some towels down and that's where Tilley is laying right now. I'm going to miss him emensly. He was always by my side either on the computer or snuggling with me in bed. He loved playing fetch and just graduated from fetching recipts and candy wrappers to thick hair elastics. He also loved catching elastics and recipts in mid-air and doing flips.

He had such a personality and I'm going to miss his constant opinions about everything and him greeting me at the door every day when I came home.

Temperature: -24C (feels like -35C)
Sunrise: 11:53am
Sunset: 4:19pm


maryannlucy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your really sad news...what a hard decision to make. Take care of yourself and the kitties, huge hugs to you at this very sad time x

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss of such a lovely companion. You did your best for Finnegan. This last thing you did for him, giving him freedom from pain, was the biggest sacrifice you ever endured on his behalf. That's the greatest gift. Hugs to you, dear.

Jo said...

I'm so sorry to hear this :(

Lisa said...

Oh Megan, I'm so sorry. I know what you're going through and it hurts so bad. You were a good cat mom and Finnegan was lucky to have you. Big hugs to you.

Lulu said...

So sorry to hear this bad news. It is a hard decision but you did the best thing for him. ((Big hugs))