We had to put my beautiful cat to sleep today

Our little guy started his life out tough. My husband found him as a little skinny kitten trying to get into the back door of the shop plant out where my dh works. He or his mother had been abandoned out in a wild state park area with animals like coyotes, etc. He had a damaged eye, but otherwise was ok. I had always hated cats, but couldn’t let him die out there and so he came to our house and became part of our family. He actually became my cat. I was the one he would “talk” to, let pet around his ears and chin and want to sit on my lap for hours. He taught me a lot about cats, that’s for sure.

Butterscotch started becoming kind of antisocial, losing weight, etc so we took him to the vet today. He ran tests this morning and said he was in full kidney failure so we had to put him down. You sure don’t realize how much your pets mean to you. Jack and I have been crying all day today. Here is a picture of our sweet boy.

We are thankful we had him for the five years and though it hurts a lot, know that his suffering is over.

Thank you for listening. Donna


Having just recently lost a pet, I can totally understand your pain.


:grphug: So sorry.

:hug:I’m so sorry to hear.

Oh geez, I’m so sorry for the loss of your kitty. You seem to have had a rough few months lately and I’m sure this certainly hasn’t helped any. I’m hoping good things come to you soon.

I am so sorry! :sad: At least you know that while he was alive, he was a happy and healthy cat…

Oh Donna, I’m so so sorry for your loss. :grphug:

I’m so sorry :grphug: These little fellows have great souls…

Oh I’m sorry for your loss :hug:

I’m so, so, sorry. Losing a member of the family is always hard - and as far as I’m concerned, my pets ARE members of the family.
Just think of your beloved Butterscotch waiting on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge…:hug:

I’m so sorry. :hug:I’m glad he had you and your family, and that you had him.

:verysad:So sorry for your loss. They really do become members of the family. What a beautiful cat.

:hug: :hug: I’m am soooo sorry. It must have been so hard to do. I have two cats so i know how much they are part of the family.

I’m so,so sorry for your loss :grphug:

I hope you can find some peace in your memories.

Awww I’m so sorry! :hug:

I’m so sorry. I’m facing the same thing, I’m afraid, with my old red dog who is quickly going senile. Go ahead and cry, but remember that you and your hubby gave him a far better life, and a much kinder death, than he would’ve had otherwise.

Oh, I am sorry. I know how it feels. Your cat was a beauty.

My lovely cat died 2 years ago on the 13th. And my remaining cat I discovered after Christmas isn’t doing to well…she has a tumor on her jaw bone. It sounds crazy but I’m just waiting for her to get worse…

How heartbreaking! At least Butterscotch taught you not to hate cats anymore. He zeroed in on you. Maybe another cat needs your care.

Sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear your news. It is amazing how our pets become such a big part of our lives.


I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty. I’m thinking of you and sending cyber hugs your way.

Hope things are going better for you healthwise.

Wishing you the best,