Today I Made an Appointment to End My Cat’s Life

Emcee My Cat of 16 Years is Set to Die on Monday at 6PM

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Senility in a cat is an awful thing. I suppose it is much the same way with people though thankfully I have not yet had to deal with that surely terrible experience. My beautiful girl, my cat Emcee, he has all of the classic symptoms and has for some time now. I have known something was wrong but made every excuse in the book for why it was OK or would soon be OK, but it wasn’t and it won’t. There is no doubt she is suffering and her companion, my other wonderful cat is paying a price too. There has been a toll taken on my own relationships as well though to speak of the impact on me seems so selfish and wrong and only adds to my guilt and second guessing. Is this the right decision? Do I have the right to make this decision for her? What gives me that right? Should I do this? Can I go through with this? Not much time now to change my mind. I will spend as much of it with her as I can. I will try not to cry, though in that, at the moment at least, I am failing badly…


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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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