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Dooms-Day in the Kenney Household

My Blue kitty went back to the vet tonight after having another down-hill day health wise. He is losing red blood cells and they do not know why. In my desperation to bide some time, I opted for the blood transfusion option. After getting home and talking to my husband on the phone (he is 700 miles away on business), we decided it would be best to let him go. He is in too much pain, and we're afraid that all we are doing is prolonging the inevitable.

I hope he gets to spend forever in the grassy sunshine-fields that he always adored so much.

This is one of the hardest decisions of my life. I will miss him so much! =( If tears could stain a blog, this one would be soaked in them..

Photo credits: Teresa Kenney.

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January 31, 2009


My heart breaks for you... I know first hand how deep the pain goes. We also had to put down our beloved friend Fred in October of 2007. He too was loosing red blood cells and no one could figure out why. We opted for a blood transfusion and then comfort care only from that point forward. The transfusion bought him another 3 days. He missed his 14th birthday by 1 month and a couple of days. This little miniature schnauzer was a huge part of our family. To this day, we still miss him terribly. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family! We found our strength and happiness knowing our friend was no longer in pain and was forever playing in the backyard of doggy heaven. (The photograph below was taken in his favorite spot, on the back of the futon in the front window of our old home.)

In Memory of Our Beloved Friend and Companion: Fred 11-14-93 to 10-12-07
   Dog posing in front of window   

January 31, 2009


Very hard thing to do.I have a dog 15 yrs old and his time is getting closer.I have had him all his life.It is the one I have in the clouds.I said when he goes I will frame that photo and know he is in doggy heaven.It will get better.

January 30, 2009


i'm sorry for this loss.... he looks beautiful and will now be resting nicely in peace x

January 24, 2009


I know how difficult that decision is. We had to make the same decision for our 15 year old Schnauzer. Look back at all the happy memories and that your cat lived a long and full life.

January 15, 2009


awww, so sorry to hear this. I know all of the images you have of him will keep him in your heart always.

January 15, 2009


Sure sorry about your loss... never easy.

January 15, 2009


You are all so kind in leaving comments. It is so much appreciated. I am so happy to be a member of this community! You are all so supportive. Thank you all so much for your kind words!

January 15, 2009


Teresa, I know this may sound kind of disrespectful... but how about adopting another kitty as soon as possible? I found it helped me to overcome my loss.

January 15, 2009


Oh Teresa, i am so sorry to read your very sad news. My heart goes out to you; I know how much pets touch our hearts and lives. Your decision to let him go was the ultimate act of kindnes; I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him.

January 15, 2009


I am so sorry. You made a difficult but wise decision.

January 15, 2009


Poor kitty... He lived a long and happy life, and lives even after - in loving memory.

January 15, 2009


Very, very sad, but you have done the right thing by not prolonging the suffering, sorry for your loss, Regards Warren

January 15, 2009


I completely understand. My heart goes out to you and your kitty.

January 14, 2009


Your love, kindness and compassion for your kitty is overwhelming. Making the decision to let them go in order to prevent pain and suffering is one of the hardest choices for those of us that love our pets so dearly. I am so sorry for your loss -- I hope he is running in fields and chasing butterflies. Kindest regards, Marilyn

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