1. she does not seem to be in any pain
2. she always engages with us and purrs and wants to cuddle
Then the other day when I was at the vet picking up food, I started chatting with a man who was there with his three cats for their annual check-up. He told me that they used to have four cats but their twenty year old had to be put down.
“Really, I have a senior cat too” I said. “Was she ill?”
He replied “Oh yes, she had no quality of life left; she just slept all the time and puked and was covered in mats.”
Gulp, I paid for my food and slunk out of the office. So what I considered to be bearing up well for her age, he considered to be a heinous existence that required euthanasia. I’m sure you can imagine how this made me feel…like a terrible mother who was letting her cat suffer!
This is where I implore anyone who has a cat around Molly’s age to please tell me your experience. Is your cat also afflicted with age related disease? Are you also struggling with what decisions to make? Please help me.