I have been told that it is considered poor form to write about one's cat on one's blog. Okay -- but I'm going to do it anyway.
Eames (pictured) is our wonderful red-spotted tabby who recently turned 15. A little over nine years ago I chanced to overhear a co-worker upset that she was going to have to give up her cat. I had recently bought my condo, and wanted a cat. So...
Eames (named after famous designers Charles and Ray) has been a fabulous cat. There has never been a person he did not like. He loved everyone, purred and loved some more.
He is so wonderful, in fact, my s.o. and I wrote a book about what happens to cats when they die -- starring Eames. It's called Mama Cat.
Many of you know Eames was diagnosed as diabetic February 2005. We knew his time was not long, but we learned how to give him insulin shots, regulate his eating, make sure he drank enough water.
A couple weeks ago he started getting weaker. A visit to the vet yesterday confirmed it: his kidneys are pretty much not working any more and we had to decide whether to prolong the inevitable, or allow him to die.
This coming Monday the vet will come to our house to euthanize him. We decided that would be more pleasant than at the vet's. We will then have him cremated, and will spread his ashes in the backyard of our house when we move to California.
I hope every person will, one day, have a pet as wonderful as our Eames has been.
Please send your good thoughts his way.