Does the love for your pet become selfishness? At what point does wanting to keep him alive become "not in the best interest" of the pet?
I have the most beautiful cat. He found me when I moved into my apartment right before meeting Jason. He is a long haired siamese who wants to climb inside my skin. His favorite place to sleep is ON me. He slept on my belly the entire time I was pregnant, enduring the endless kicks of Mr. Joey.
He head butts me, he nuzzles me and occasionally he bats me for good reason.
He also has had a small problem that he pee's on my couch or on my bed. :( Okay, okay... this is a big problem. But, we have gotten by with washing the duvet, the down comforter and the couch cushion covers. I have sprayed down the foam so many times that the smell of the spray actually doesn't quite do it anymore. BUT, for the love of my kitty... I would not give up on him.
About two month's ago... maybe three... mr. Frankie was diagnosed with cancer. Right around his intestine and he was on prednisone for a while but it wasn't shrinking it. So, I stopped forcing the evil little pills on him.
He has continued to get skinnier and skinnier and skinnier. BUT he still nuzzled, he still head butted, he still slept on me (he still pee'd) so I figured that he was getting skinny, not feeling great but not in any great pain.
Well last night... he pee'd ON us while we were in bed. Well he pee'd on the down comforter;... but we were in it. I woke up, for some reason, and found it right away... and quickly changed out the comforter and threw it in the wash... but I couldn't go back to sleep.
I can't help but feel that I am doing this regal animal a disservice by keeping him alive. I guess I kind of hoped he would be comfortable until he goes onto the rainbow bridge and his greater reward... but am I hurting him? He has loved me too much to watch him suffer.
I am leaving for Houston in about twenty minutes and he has enough food and water.. but I am terrified that I am going to come home and he will have died without me. (Insert tears here)... and I thought about bringing him with me... but a four hour car ride is not much better.
Man. I know that you all are going to feel sorry for me... (thank you!)... and I know that there isn't anything that you can do. Well that's wrong. You can tell me that I did the right thing by keeping him around. That my love for him was not selfish. That he knows that I love him.