Last night at approx 10pm our old cat Bella died. She had been unwell for a while, wasn’t eating much just drinking water. She had lost a lot of weight and her once beautiful coat looked dull and was matted. A few weeks ago we started buying cans of tuna for her. She liked the tuna and even gained a little weight back. Unfortunately it was short lived and the last few days have been difficult. Last week we talked with the vet about putting her to sleep, but hesitated to take that final step. Bella didn’t appear to be in pain or was suffering so we made her as comfortable as we could. Last night she was in her favourite Styrofoam box in the back hall, Linda moved her in front of the stove where she would be warmer. That was where she was when she died. Bella was born in May 1995 she was almost 17 years old. We got her about six years ago through an old shipmate. His friends in Halifax had owned Bella for years, but having a new baby in the house decided they’d put Bella down. My buddy Darryl saved her and took her to his apartment. However pets weren’t allowed in the apartment building and so called me. That’s how we ended up with Bella, she gained a new lease on life living for another six years. We will cremate her today, can’t bury her as the ground is frozen. Rest in Peace Bella, we shall miss you.
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