Misty developed an unknown illness over the past few months. She had lost half of he weight and was down to about three and a half pounds. She spent most of her time sleeping and was beginning to have a hard time walking and using the litter box.
Several trips to the vet and numerous test revealed nothing. Today we were scheduled to bring her in for an exploratory surgery. Unfortunately they determined that she was anemic and would require a blood transfusion before they could move forward. Things did not look good. We were facing over a couple of thousand dollars worth of vets bills and they still had no idea what was wrong. Worse yet there were doubts that she was strong enough to make it through any surgery. So we made the hard decision and ended her pain. We only had her a couple of years but she was a very special little girl and I will miss her. Tomorrow we will head out to the shelter to see if we can find a new family member to share our life with. Nothing will replace Misty in our hearts but giving an unfortunate cat a new home and family will help to ease the pain a little and help our little boy feel less lonely.