Monday, August 7, 2017

Callisto

Last night we had to have Callisto put to sleep.  She had been declining but she LOVED the new backyard so we had given her as much time out there as possible, but Friday night we couldn't find her, had one glimpse of her Saturday, and then nothing.  We were worried that she had crawled off somewhere to die, but last night she came staggering onto the patio and was in such sad shape that Andy whisked her off to the emergency vet to put an end to her suffering.  I wish we could have taken her sooner, but all her life, when she wanted to hide from me I have NEVER found her, and I'm sort of proud of her for maintaining that to the end.
Theo is wandering around the house looking for her, in spite of the fact that she was never really nice to him.  There may be a trip to the shelter to find a friend for him, but for right now, there are extra cuddles for all of us.

7 comments:

kayT said...

So sorry for your loss. They do get firmly into our hearts, don't they? I hope you find the perfect friend for Theo, and for yourselves. At least Callisto got to enjoy her new back yard, and hiding right to the end seems appropriate.

Ella said...

I'm so sorry. Letting them go is the hardest thing but it's also an act of kindness. Good to know that she spent her last days enjoying the new backyard, and that she came to you for help in the end.

Mandy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. As Ella and Kay have already said, it was so nice to hear that she had enjoyed being in your new yard.

bittenbyknittin said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. Pets are our familiars. Losing them is always hard.

Gaidig said...

Awww, so sorry for your loss. It seems to have been a night for it. My former roommates took their cat to the emergency vet for the same reason, and my cousin's dog passed away as well.

Amy at love made my home said...

So very sorry to hear about Calisto, glad that she got to enjoy her new home and explore. Hope that Theo and you of course will be OK. Hugs. xx

Kathleen C. said...

I am so, so sorry. It's a very hard thing to lose a loved pet. She had a good life and was a lucky girl to have had such a loving home.