Tuesday, September 05, 2006

In Memoriam

Jezebel took a turn for the worse and yesterday evening Tom and I made the heartbreaking decision to have her euthanized. After more tests found blood in her abdominal cavity and lesions on both her liver and spleen, it was very clear to us that her time with us was over. We brought her home and buried her with her three favorite toys underneath Buddha in the herb garden, amidst candles and incense. It was her favorite spot to sit and "hunt" for birds.

She came to us from the animal shelter a couple of months after we moved into our house in Leesburg. She was a tiny thing, only four pounds, and very scared and cautious. But after we bonded, she followed us everywhere. She loved to play and one of her favorite games was chase. But she always seemed to want to play that right before we went to bed and we never played it for a long as she wanted. I wish now that I spent more time playing her favorite game.

She filled our lives with so much joy and insinuated herself into the tiniest aspects of our daily routines. Our house feels empty and our hearts are broken. We miss her very much.


Jezebel--1996-2006

7 comments:

Rete said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it's a very hard decision to make... I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

chris said...

Teri, I'm so, so very sorry to hear it . . . amazing how something so small and furry can make such a huge hole in our hearts when they are gone. I wish there were something I could do or say to ease the pain.

knitnthings said...

Oh Teri - I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. Having made the same impossible descion myself not to long ago I totally feel your pain. It's amazing the impact such a little thing has on your life. I'm so sorry - I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Lazuli said...

Teri, I'm so sorry about Jezebel! Losing a pet is really awful, but at least you got to see her off quietly.

Sheepish Annie said...

I so, so sorry! I know that she felt loved and is grateful to you for seeing it through with her in the kindest way possible. ::hugs::

sopranospinner said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. We had a similar thing happen last year. One day fine, next day trouble breathing, cancer, euthanasia. While my daughter was at school. We just didn't know it was happening till it was too late. My thoughts are with you.

msubulldog said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Jezebel! How sudden and sad. *hugs*