Sad day last week when we lost Matzel. He's been suffering from kidney failure for some time, which required 3 pills a day and a subcutaneous IV every 36 hours. Although he still had a good appetite, he pretty much just snuggled with me, went to the bathroom, then back to sleep. On shakier and shakier legs. I finally had to decide if he could make the long drive out to Seattle with us, and it just seemed too stressful. He was good for at most a few more months, and those months would have been spent driving and moving to a new house, etc. So, the vet came to the house to put him to sleep.
Definitely shed many a tear of the last week. He was a pretty constant little companion for 17 years, and much loved. I miss him.
Poverty Point and Palestine
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