Friday, May 2, 2008

the other sad news of the week

As you may have read about 3 posts ago, we had to put our family dog, Chica, down on Wednesday after she has a seizure. It was a very sad day for my family and I wish I could have been there.
Unfortunately, and in an awful coincidence, the following morning, yesterday, my mom called to let me know that my cat, Skittles, was going to have to be put down too. She had a blod clot in her leg which would require amputation. But because she apparently also had heart disease and cancer on her ears, she wouldn't survive the surgery. I got my kitty a loooong time ago. i had wanted a kitten for a long time and a lady overheard me asking my mom for one (for the billionth time) over lunch and told us she had just found an abandoned litter and had some kittens that needed homes. Skittles was the runt of the litter. She never grew very big (as you can see in the pictures/video below) and was like a perma-kitten. She was scrappy as hell and always looked ragged and beat up because she never learned how to take care of herself. But I loved her scrappy little ass and I cannot believe she is gone within one day of Chica.
Below are some pictures and a video of my little scruffy Skittles, sent from my mom's cell phone yesterday while they were at the vet. my dad went with her for support.


Chasé said...

oh sad face double time. Talk about a sweet ass party in pet heaven though. We have a scrappy kitty, a mexican chihuahua and two goldens, one of which is grey and has some gnarley moles. I don't know about you but that sounds like fun to me!

The Artistic Mercenary™ said...

Aw, poor things. I'm sorry, that sucks. How are you doing now? Sorry, I didn't see these last week, I was outsa the orafice Wednesday through now. I hate when pets die, especially the really cool the ones who are family members and, in my case, you end up getting tattoos of. Always teary times.