Monday, January 25, 2010

Pantry Challenge Day 24 + 25 And not a happy day for me.

We've made the decision to put our sick kitty down. She has no interest in food and even dry heaved at the smell of her canned food. It's time. We said our goodbyes this morning. I have to say that I'm really not that interested in cooking or cleaning today at all. And I feel incredibly guilty about making this decision but I can't face the alternative.

Day 24-

Breakfast- the rest of the fruit pie and cereal
Lunch- Taco Bell on the way to Grandma's
Dinner- Kids ate at Grandmas while Hubby and I snuck off for a special 13th anniversary dinner.

Day 25-
Breakfast- pb toast and milk
Lunch- ? Maybe grilled cheese. Maybe yogurt.
Dinner- Hamburger helper made with boca patties.

It's time for another grocery trip. But, I just don't feel up to it. I think I'll throw some flour, water, oil, and salt in the bread machine and let it make us some bread.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your kitty cat. I have been in your shoes and know how difficult the decision is.

My best to you and your family on your loss.


Ruthie said...


Let me tell you a little something from working at a vet for 3 years.

9 times out of 10, it is NEVER the owners who put the animals down who should feel guilty. She was your cat and you had to experience living with her, the heartache that came with trying to nurse her, and the pain of realizing that she would never improve. The people who should feel guilty more often than not are the people who refuse to compassionately, quietly, euthanize an animal before they are so disgustingly ill that their life is only serving to make their owners miserable.

You did the right thing. Never question yourself or feel guilty. No one can know what you've been going through but you. You were an angel to that kitty and that is all that I can say.

Good job cooking even a little. :-) *hug!*

Heather said...

I'm so sorry about your cat! When we had to put our Lucie down, about 2 years ago, it was the worst day. I think I cried through most of it. You deserve a break from cooking, when you have to deal with something like that.