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  •  I have a close friend (2+ / 0-)
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    CityLightsLover, NonnyO

    I cannot explain it all - but his cat is going - slowly but surely - the last of a triumverate of cats he loved for a long time.  He and I are also older.

    Any advice to help him and help me help him?  Any advice for an older person in terms of rescuing an older cat instead of a younger cat?  It is all so complicated.

    •  Sorry for the loss of your beloved pet (2+ / 0-)
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      CityLightsLover, NonnyO
    •  If the Kitty is Obviously Suffering, (1+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO

      do the best you can to convince your friend that while making the euthanasia decision is a horrible one, the suffering will be at an end. Hubby and I selfishly waited too long for the first kitty that died - a big orange tabby named Sunkist. Your friend will not want to see the decline.

      If the kitty's hanging in there, just tell your friend to keep a watchful eye.

      "HERPES was more popular than Dick Cheney when he left office!" Rachel Maddow 5/23/12

      by CityLightsLover on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:11:38 AM PDT

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      •  Thank you - My friend is loving toward (2+ / 0-)
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        CityLightsLover, NonnyO

        all living things.  He did handle the two prior deaths in a good way - timing was right and he was totally oriented toward the comfort of the two older cats.  It is just this will be the third  of a group of longterm pets (it is not an imminent issue).

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