Puck’s health declined rapidly after I last mentioned him. All of his tests came back negative, but he continued to lose weight. On Wednesday, he stopped eating and drinking. Yesterday morning, he was much worse, and Greg and I had to put our sweet boy to sleep. I miss him so much.

I’ll miss him demanding hugs as soon as I get home from work.

I’ll miss all the snuggling in general.

I’ll miss his adorable antics.

And, of course, I’ll miss him in the background of all my blog photos.

He’ll always be in our hearts. I’m unbearably sad that he’s not with us anymore, but I’m glad that his suffering is over.

I’ll need some time to get back on my feet, but you’ll probably hear from me soon.


About alimental

I am a recent college grad who loves preparing and eating good, healthy food. I live in Milwaukee with my husband and our two cats.
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11 Responses to Puck

  1. Remember him in your heart and soul, Puck will be watching over you from above.
    My heartfelt sympathy.

  2. Cassie X says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your boy. 😦
    I know what it’s like to lose a pet…you lose a dear, dear friend.
    My sympathies.

  3. Steve Voss says:

    So sorry for your loss and sadness. You were blessed with a sweet cat. And he was blessed to have been taken into such a wonderful home, and for all the love he received as part of your family. Your blog is a beautiful memorial and a testament to your love for him. He will live on in your memories, and in your hearts forever. May God bless you abundantly. Love you!

    • alimental says:

      Thanks, Dad. He was such a wonderful cat, and we’ll always remember what a constant source of laughter and joy he was. The decision to put him to sleep was the most difficult I’ve ever made, but I know we did the right thing. We miss him terribly, but I’m so relieved that he is no longer in pain.

  4. What a beauty. I’m so sorry you had to have him put down. Cats are extremely good at masking bad health symptoms, and sometimes their decline seems very fast for that reason. He’d probably been sick for longer than you knew, and while it’s just so hard to make the decision to have a loving pet euthanized, you did the right thing. When they refuse to eat and drink it’s time to help them and that’s what you did.

    I’ve had to make that decision before and it was difficult. Having had to do it 10 years ago with a cat I’d had for 17-1/2 years, I know now that they never really leave you. You will remember Puck always and he will always have a space in your heart. As much as he was loved he had a good life and it was finally time for him to go. Just know that so many others who have loved their pets and lost them feel the pain you’re feeling, and also the joy you had with him. You are not alone.

    • alimental says:

      Thank you. It’s comforting to hear from someone who has had the same experience, since Puck was my first cat and the first pet I’ve had to put to sleep. I’ve felt a lot of guilt and tremendous sadness over the last week, but I am beginning to come to terms with his death. He was very young (only about 2 1/2 years old), which made his rapid decline a major shock. Though his life was short, I take comfort in knowing that it was full of love and that he had a great home with me and Greg. Thanks again for your kind words.

  5. ariana says:

    hannah I am so sorry. truly, I am sure puck will be missed. I never even met him and I am heartbroken!

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