Hello My Friends: I feel I need to reach out and express my pain. There is a very good chance that we will have to take our oldest kitty on his last car ride today. He is around 17 years old and has been with me for almost 1/4 of my life. I adopted him in Saudi Arabia when I worked there and he has heard my life's innermost secrets and has let me cry into his fur when my days and nights were at their worst. In December we had to have his teeth removed as his dental condition had deteriorated so bad that it was a risk to his health. Well, he never has seemed to be able to eat enough to sustain his weight and health, even though the Vet said that he should be able to adapt. Now he is so skinny and just cannot eat. He has problems with even the softest food and mainly just licks the juices and then goes to bed. He has that "1000 yard stare" most of the time and, at times, doesn't seem to recognize me or my voice. Let me tell you (as I know you well understand), it is ripping my heart out. I laid with him last night and cried and cried as I petted his head and back. I don't know if he knew, but I kept telling him how much I love him and that I pray that I will see him again. I hurt and hurt today...and know that I really don't want to get in the car with him at 2:30. Please pray for Quaise and for me and my wife. This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, even though we have gone through this experience several times before. Thank you for reading this my friends. I have to go before my eyes run over again. <Padre and Quaise Al Gatani> Wanna kill these ads? We can help!