I’ve mulled this over for the past few days and brought it up first with mom. In doing so I’ve greatly upset myself to the point of tears that won’t stop flowing, but perhaps it’s for the best that Baby be put down.
Baby is my oldest cat at 14 years (15 in Feb.) He’s lived a damn good and happy life, and I do not regret this decision to ease him out of his misery. In the past year, he’s lost a lot of weight (but still ate normally,) and has recently begun to lose control of his bowels. He has a hard time getting up and laying down. He’s not getting any better and there isn’t anything I can do to help him. As much as it pains me to even consider this option, I still feel it’s for the best.
I’ve also decided I won’t be in the room when it happens... Color me selfish, but I don’t want his lifeless body to be my last memory of him. I want my last memory to be a happy one of him being a lazy-ass, purring at my touch.
I’ll make an update once things officially happen.. but it’s very likely going to be done before the end of September.