Thursday, November 1, 2012

Petless in Mission



Our pal Quincy had been doing very well since the dental surgery about 2 weeks ago. His appetite was great and he seemed to be enjoying life. That all changed this morning.

He began panting with his mouth wide open and was in obvious distress. We took him to the vet and on the way he threw up 4 times.

He seemed to do better and they found nothing obvious so we took him home where he hid in the closet all day. Gayle fed him by spoon later this afternoon and he immediately threw up again and he was very lethargic.

Back to the vet and we learned that his kidney failure had gotten significantly worse than it was three weeks ago. To the point, that he was nauseous and not feeling well. Also despite what we had thought he had actually lost more weight even though he was eating well.

There really was no positive outcome at this point.

It is too late to make this short but he didn’t make it back home with us.

He was a very gentle cat and quite the goofball to use a friends term. He got off to a poor start based on his condition when we picked him up at the Humane Society about 10 years ago but you would never tell by his disposition.

He and Oreo were great friends.

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We truly enjoyed his company in the past 14 months since we murdered Oreo and I think he enjoyed ours more.

He has especially had a good time here at Bentsen Palm these few days. We let him roam around the site at will and he seemed to really enjoy himself.

He was a handsome boy and will be truly missed.


We knew this day would come and planned on not getting another pet to see what that would be like. It will be the first time for us in almost 30 years.

Gayle starts helping out at Cinderella tomorrow. I had planned on going but now think I will give it more time so I don’t take something home.

Pets are our children and their loss leaves holes.



  1. How sad! We can imagine how you feel. We've been there. Just over 2 years ago, first one and then the second of our cats reached the stage we knew it wasn't fair to them to keep them alive. We still remember them with love and fondness. We are grateful for all they added to our lives.
    It hurts so much. We're sorry for you. We send our sympathy and love.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. I really didn't know Quincy was so ill.
    When your dog, Sheba, wasn't acting well, Paul took her to the Vet and came home alone. He did as you two did the best thing for your pet.
    I look forward to following along with your visit to Cinderella. Have fun!

  3. I am sooo sorry. Yes, there loss leaves a huge hole. They are so a part of our lives that it seems a wonderful tribute that you shared with us.. Take time with your loss... you will know if the time is right. Hugs!

  4. Oh no. Quincey was such a neat cat when we met in Del Rio. A very gentle soul it seemed to me. I am sorry for your loss.

  5. So very sorry to hear your news of Quincy. Pets are such a big part of our lives, and it's painful when we have to part. Read a good article lately about this topic, and tho it's written about dogs, I think it also applies to cats. We've suffered through the loss of both, and know how difficult it is. Our thoughts are with you.

  6. I am so sorry. It is always so difficult to make the decision to let them go. Although traveling with our dogs limits us at times to what we can do, I can't imagine living without them. Your work at the shelter will help you heal :-).

  7. Oh, I'm so sorry. Yes they are like children.

  8. Oh, I'm so sorry. Yes they are like children.

  9. I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Quincy.

  10. He was a handsome boy, indeed. Sorry guys...
    Box Canyon

  11. I'm so sorry about the loss of your Quincy. Our pets are like family and it's such a hard thing to go through.

    Take Care,

  12. Goofball is also the term that came to mind the first time I met Quincy as I saw him squeezed into his favorite paper bag inside your LD. Mary and I send our condolences to the two of you, and please know that you have been wonderful custodians of two terrific kitties.

  13. So sad for you guys. Don't go too long without - you'll start thinking hairless clothes and yakless floors are normal.

    ♡♡♡♡♡♥ from our six.

  14. So sorry about Quincy. It's been over two years since we made that decision for our Lucy. It's not an easy decision but often necessary. God bless!

  15. We are sorry to hear about Quincy - it's never easy. Our thoughts are with you~

  16. So sorry - I know he will be sorely missed...

  17. 10 years is a long time. Sorry to hear this:-( -Maureen

  18. So sorry for your loss. Enjoy your happy memories of Quincy and Oreo.

  19. I know how difficult this is. It is indeed hard. Hang in there...Adios Quincy!

  20. Many years ago, I had to let go of my dog. They become a part of us, and while I have no doubt about the rightness of my decision, it does not take the pain away. I am so sorry for you.

  21. You said it best, "Pets are our children." I'm so sorry for your loss.