Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bunny Again

With the help of injectables for pain and to quiet her acid stomach, Bunny has been feeling pretty good since her vet trip on Monday.

Of course, I am trying to miss no opportunity to bestow affection on her, speaking to her every time I pass her sleeping basket, bringing her up onto the bed at night to cuddle with me, and petting her every chance I get.

It is always easier to know what is going on with the cats than to speculate, even when the news is bad. At least now, as I wrote previously, I have a sense of the shape of the future, I know why Bunny has been lethargic and I can help her to feel better.

Knowing the inevitable outcome, we also know there will be a point when we have to make a decision based on Bunny's quality-of-life, most specifically, pain. All depends now on long as we can keep whatever pain there is at bay. With our vet's help, it may be a while yet that we can enjoy Bunny. But when Bunny stops enjoying life, we owe it to her to let her go.


meemsnyc said...

We are sorry to hear about the news on Bunny. I'm sure she feels comfort by your affections to her. Treasure the time you have with her. Our thoughts are with you and Bunny. Purrs.

possumlady said...

These are one of the most gut-wrenching decisions we make in our lives. But make them we must. The power of touch and love can do wonders even when you're in pain.

I've always loved the name Bunny for a cat.

Meggie said...

Hey Laura: Perhaps someone will be as good to us in our final speak to us kindly and pet us once in awhile. I don't envy your position but do sympathize with you for sure. My thoughts are with you and Bunny.

MmeBenaut said...

I wish I could cuddle her Laura. Poor sweet little bunny. I feel for you so much. Our babies are so brave when they're in pain. Give her a cuddle for me please.
Thank you so much for your advice. I really appreciated it. Sascha is doing really well, as is Snuffly.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry to read about Bunny. Just went over to your 'The House Of Many Cats' and read her story again.
Sending many good thoughts to Bunny and to you.