Just got back from the vet’s office. Sparky, our pet cat for the last 19 years apparently had a clot go into her brain last night; this morning when we came downstairs, she was staggering, unable to walk, stand, or function in any way.
At her age, the best alternative was euthenasia—which was what the doctor recommended.
She was put down at about 1:00 pm today. We just buried her in a small plot next to the fish pond she loved to visit—and next to the grave of Cat.
Sparky had the distinction of having had her picture in the New York Times (with me and the aforementioned, Cat) back on April 10, 1994. The picture and story accompanying it were on the front page of the second section—above the fold.
We'll miss her—she truly was a sweetheart.
Sparky comes in at the very end of a story I wrote for OS. If you have time to read it, do so. I think you will like it.
Here are some pix taken during the last week: