• Do some people really think this way?

    Profile photo of EnchantedBeginnings

    Over a year ago

    I am confused as to how some people can think I am cruel to animals just for the looks of my beloved cat Simon.
    See, last year around Christmas my beloved cat Simon went missing. I put up signs asking if anyone had seen him and also asked my very odd neighbors if they had seen him in their yard. To no luck I was sad that I could not locate him.
    Two weeks after his disappearance my grand father said he had seen him though Simon did not look right. I asked him what he meant by that and he said that it seemed as though something was in his eyes.

    Well another week goes by as I search for my cat whom now I thought was injured and I was correct, I located my beloved pet but after taking him to the vet his left eye could not be saved after something had kicked him in the face.
    After many vet visits he has had some teeth removed which had been broken and cracked from the thrust of the kick he had received from some cruel person. His jaw had healed wrong after having had been broken in the time I could not locate him.
    He has many problems with his nose now, smelling things is limited and so is his sight in his only eye but none the less I love my cat.

    Anyway what has brought me to this discussion is that my sister who I am currently feeding her animals for since she does not have the sense to do so herself, anyway she has decided to take it upon herself to tell me that my cat is suffering and that I should put him to sleep.
    Mindless she is I tell you, he is not suffering, he has monthly vet visits to make sure he is still perfectly healthy, he has a diet of wet and dry cat foods, has a lovely warm cat bed and is not over weight nor skinny.
    How can I be a cruel person? Why would she even suggest that I put him down when he has nothing wrong with him? The vet has given him a clear list of health!

    Please comment on how you feel on this matter.

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  • Profile photo of Styna

    Over a year ago

    Is euthanasia an option for your sister, by any chance?

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  • Profile photo of EnchantedBeginnings

    Over a year ago

    Oh Simon is very well, sure he can hardly smell and only has one eye but I happen to have a human friend who only has one eye and is loving her sense of smell though i wouldn’t think of putting her to sleep!
    I should really take a picture of my beloved cat and post it here on the boards to let you see what a sweet heart my cat is. Sure he isn’t the prettiest kitty in the world but even though he isn’t he has the sweetest face.
    I have even taught him tricks for treats all of which he has learned on his own. He can sit for treats, stand on two legs, he even loves to play fetch with cat toys and when the phone rings he runs right to it showing me where I had last left it.
    In truth I think he is the best cat there is, and he loves baths!
    Thank you all for your kind words and your comments on this subject, it just annoys me of how she can be so cruel and mean towards myself as well as my animals while she cares not even for her own.

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    I’m sorry about your cat. Your sister is very wrong about the situation. Euthanasia should be a last resort such as your cat suffering a terminal illness. I hope your cat gets better.

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  • Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    Euthanasia for animal companions is too normalized. Most people see it as some “responsible” choice. But ask her – if you had the same damage inflicted upon your body, would she put YOU down? Obviously not. It is possible for one to still have a life of good quality and happiness even after suffering, no matter the species.

    It is sad when people think killing is more compassionate than caring.

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  • Profile photo of EnchantedBeginnings

    Over a year ago

    Simon is an in door/out door cat, he refuses to use the litter box but gladly walks outside to do his business and come back inside as though he is a dog. Funniest thing ever really watching a cat do something like this.
    And I believe you are right, I should no longer pay my horrible sister anny attention but she is family and I try to see the good inside of people and give them little doubt but she is only causing me trouble so I will no longer take her words to heart.

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