I’m hoping this post proves to be therapeutic.
I’m not afraid to say it. I’m a cat guy. Particularly, I’ve been a MY cat guy. Since 2002, Erin and I have had the best cat I could have ever imagined. Today, we had to the hardest thing we ever had to do. We had to put Abby down.
We thought we were just adopting a pet. But Abby turned out to be one of those remarkable animals that becomes a member of the family. She moved with us from an apartment to our first home. She helped us welcome two children. She was Ella’s best buddy. She let that kid do anything to her. She slept with us every night. She spent every minute of Erin’s two horribly sickness-dominated pregnancies sitting by her side. In many ways, she really was our first child.
I am an absolute wreck today. Erin is, too. Ella really doesn’t understand yet. Nolan… I’m just sad Nolan will not remember her.
One of my fatherly duties is taking thousands of photos and videos of our kids. I had practice with this task by doing the same for Abby. Below are a couple of video clips I really liked.
Abby Six Months
This is a compilation of clips from our first six months with Abby.
Abby Meets Fred
Abby was particularly interested when Erin decided to get a fish.
We also have a slew of photos of Abby, many in the very interesting poses she used to decide to sleep in. Here’s one of my favorites.
I don’t know what else to say. This really hurts. She was just an amazing cat. It feels so weird to be sitting here with Erin watching TV and me on the computer and Abby’s not with us on the couch. Something is missing.