Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ah, Darn It

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Tough weekend. Kid throwing up repeatedly during a visit to grandma's house, and super large thunderstorm at said house to keep us awake at night as well. On top of that, Henry the cat, we found out, had a brain tumor that was causing him pain. He had to be put down.

This was my first cat ever. I really didn't like cats, but agreed to allow one after my kids and wife pleaded to get one. We got him from the humane society. He was with us for less than five years. They said he was around six when we got him. The vets confirm he was not an "old" cat.

What a wonderful guy. He never scratched or bit anyone, just wanted to be cuddled up with the nearest person, and be warm. I really got to like him because he was such a friendly guy. I will miss him.

We will get a kitten for sure after our vacation in August. In the meantime, I will raise a glass of my finest amber to Hanko tonight. Godspeed, friend.

10 comments:

jonathan said...

Sad news. I'm sorry.

Dan from Madison said...

It sucks. But we move forward. Tx, Jonathan.

Carl from Chicago said...

That is a good picture, too, I remember it from way back on the blog, maybe even before I joined.

I like cats but they drive my allergies crazy. Sorry for your cat.

Gerry from Valpo said...

When I had to put down my first dog, a 13 yr. old golden retriever named Lucy, I wept for days.

So sorry for your loss.

Dan from Madison said...

Thanks guys.

Annie said...

I'm a dog person, and I've missed my Buddy very much over the last 7 years. We've had a cat now for the the last few, and like Carl, the allergies are horrible. (The darker the cat, the worse your allergies...it's a black cat).

Some day I want a dawg again, but the spousal unit doth protest heartily. I think getting your kids another pet of any kind is an excellent plan.

Dan from Madison said...

No dog in the plans, but for sure will get another kitty - no allergies, thank god. I liked the experience, and am sure that the next one will suck, as that is how my luck goes as of late.

jmac said...

That is so sad for you and your family...he sounds like he was a great kitty.

Good luck with the next one...kittens are so much fun!

Mark said...

Was he possibly a Russian Blue or Chartreux? We have BIG guy named Herman that looks a lot like your Henry. He's a great cat - almost too friendly at times. Ours came from the Dubuque humane society and was a prolific mouser the few times he managed to sneak out!

Dan from Madison said...

No clue what he was. The Humane Society just said he was a "shorthair" whatever that is. Never seen a friendlier cat, whatever he was.