Steal away home

I should have been posting here – pictures of the two pairs of socks I knit during the trip out to Atlanta and back, and a picture of my complete Sockapaltwoza socks. But since we returned it’s been hard to work up enthusiasm for knitting, or for anything else.

Allegra, the little grey kitty who posed for the picture on the main page of this knitting journal, has been fighting kidney disease for about a year now, but in the last week or two it was obvious she’d turned a corner and things were going rapidly downhill. I took her in for tests yesterday and they showed she was pretty much in complete kidney failure.

One of the hardest decisions to make is to determine whether you are keeping the animal alive because it is what is best for them, or because you cannot bear the thought of being without them. This morning the housecall vet came over and I held her in my arms as she gave her the injections to help her slip away.

Rest in peace, little girl.

How do I even begin to describe how much I am going to miss you?

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10 Responses to Steal away home

  1. Janice Kang says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so difficult to lose a member of the family. Best wishes.

  2. Emy says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁

  3. Rita says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your decision was made out of love and it was the right one to make. Those who live in our hearts never leave us. Sleep well Allegra.

  4. Debi says:

    I’m so sad for your loss of your girl, Jen.

    Allergra has my precious Jaxon and Mickie to play with, I lost my baby Jaxon on Feb. 13 and Mickie on June 2, both to renal disease.

    I had myself a good cry when I read this, I wish you and yours comfort and peace.

  5. paula says:

    I applaud and admire your courage to do the right thing by your friend. It must’ve been SO hard to put your personal feelings aside and do something out of pure love for your friend that you knew would bring you great pain.

    It’s very sad and a huge loss, but something tells me this kitty had a pretty awesome life. At least you can take some comfort in the fact that you provided a great home for her and you stood by her toward the end.

    Hang in there. 🙁

  6. Jenn says:

    I’m so sorry. Like the others have said, try to keep in mind in your suffering, you ended hers. That takes a very good person, and friend.

  7. chris says:

    I’m so sorry to hear it . . .

  8. cynthia says:

    May the Lady Bast skritch all her favorite places and let there be limitless yarny goodness for toys (not part of the knitting goddess’s stash!).

  9. Brooke says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am gonna go home and play with my kitty tonight and think about your loss and hold her tight (for the about 0.005sec she will tolerate me) The world is a better place for the love we put into it.

  10. teresa says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss!

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