Yesterday we had to put our cat Bailey to sleep. He's had a thyroid problem for probably a year, and over the weekend he got sick and went downhill fast to the point he couldn't walk.
We had him for 14 years, and he was the sweetest cat of the five we've had at various times. Bailey was the only cat that was MY cat. All the others gravitated toward Rich. So it was an emotional afternoon, but it was more of a relief for me to know his suffering is over.
Meanwhile, I was developing a sore throat and congestion through the day, and overnight my sore throat became severe. This morning I've got the sore throat, nasal congestion, and body aches and am staying home. I can't believe how much my body hurts right now. It's definitely time to lay down for a nap.