Rest in Peace Cynikitty

We had to put Cynikitty to sleep today. It was a painful decision but his kidneys were failing. The vet had given him some subcutaneous fluids on Friday night to see if that would help. It did for a bit. Just long enough for Mrs. C to get back from a trip. By last night we had to bring him broth to his bed for him to take any and by this morning he had stopped eating altogether.

He was a wonderful pet and companion. He would jump in my lap every night as I read. But it had to be his idea. Once when I was getting ready to read, I picked him up and put him in my lap and he jumped down immediately, walked around the coffee table, and then jumped into my lap. He wanted to be up there but it had to be his idea. Such a cat.

Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.

  • Patrick

    So, so sorry.

  • Andrew

    Longtime lurker. Sorry for your loss. Lost a dear, four-legged friend too recently. Helps to hug your other loved ones closer for a bit.

  • Sarah R

    Ah, Chris, I’m so sorry. They are such individual’s, aren’t they?

  • Trish

    Oh, no. I’m so very sorry. Thanks for sharing Cynikitty with us.

  • Leigh

    Is there an abbreviation for ‘moaned out loud”? I moaned out loud. Poor Kitty. Poor you all. I know you and he spent some wonderful years together. Very sorry for the pain.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss.

  • laloc

    Es una pena. Nos mostraste lo fabuloso que era. un abrazo.

  • Michael

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Chris, from a longtime reader who fondly remembers many Friday cat blogging posts.

  • Dewes

    Lurker for ages here and always reading your feed. Sorry for your loss.

  • Marron

    I’m so sorry for you all…. Thank you for sharing all the fun photos of him over the years – he will be missed.

  • Ben

    I put my beloved Shadow down two months ago. It’s been tough, but I know it was the right decision. Hang in there.

  • Macon

    Poor Cynikitty. So sorry for your loss.

  • riffraff

    Sorry for your loss.
    In the picture he looks like a god!

  • Justin

    Sad to hear, Chris. Best cat on the internet.

  • Lurker111

    Looks very much like a kitty we had for 18-1/2 years. That last trip to the vet’s is–not describable. Condolences.

  • So sorry to hear, man. It’s ok to grieve. It’s ok to cry.

  • flamingatheist

    I am so sorry Chris, Cynikitty was a great cat, dapper AF and I loved seeing pics of him.

  • Brad P

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Doko

    May cynikitty rest in peace.
    I pretty much grew up on him.
    Be strong

  • Seb

    I’m sorry for your loss, Chris. Losing a loved one really hurts.

  • Erich Schrempp

    You know it’s not a permanent thing when you bring a pet into your life, but man it hurts when they go. How you do miss ’em. I’ll scratch our little Vindaloo’s chin in memory of Cynikitty when I get home tonight. Best I can do.

  • Bensei

    Sorry to hear that Chris. Here’s to Cynikitty.

  • Mike K.

    So, so sorry! I’ve lost several cats to kidney failure (it’s surprisingly more common than expected) and I know how hard it is to experience. He lived a full, loved life.

  • Brandon C

    Awe I’m sorry to hear C. Sending a little extra love to you and the Mrs.

  • ange

    awe man i’m so sorry to hear that. I lost my Sebastian a few years ago to renal failure. It was horrible. He was only 12. I got one kitty left and she better live forever at this point.

  • Ninabi

    I’m so sorry you lost him, Chris. He was a gorgeous cat and it was always good to see a photo of him. I hate it when animals age and we have to make the decisions that are the kindest but are the worst to make. My sympathies to you and Mrs. C.

  • Cornjob

    Awwwwwwwwwww…. so VERY VERY VERY SORRY!

  • Ben Fortel

    Grief is love with no home.

    My condolences.

  • Barbwire

    I’m so sorry. He was a beautiful, unique cat, and we’ll miss him though not as much as you will. You did the right thing. I know a man who pushed the vet to keep his cat with kidney failure alive with extraordinary measures, and the vet fired him. Cynikitty didn’t suffer, and was loved until the end.

  • Hught

    My condolences to you and the thought brings a tear to my eye about my furry friend who I always look forward to seeing each weekend.

  • JD

    Cynikitty will be missed. My thoughts are with you and Mrs C

  • McGee

    Really sucks. I had to put the family cat to sleep several years ago for the same reason – kidneys. He stopped eating altogether, and we resorted to using a food syringe to force food into him. He was so sick by the end that he could barely move. It was terrible.

    And the irony is, his sister is still alive at 16 years old, with virtually no health problems. The luck of the genetic draw.

  • I’m sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry. He was a beautiful cat.

    My pet bird died this weekend. It really sucks to lose an animal friend even if you know it’s coming. 🙁

    • And the thing is, people who don’t have pets don’t quite understand why you are grieving over “a pet”. So you almost have to tiptioe around with your mourning.

      • klaatu

        I know what you mean Chris…I had my cat Hazel for 21 years and when she finally passed there were some of my friends who just couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. I actually had a friend tell me “It’s just a cat.” Oooof…

        Sorry for your loss Chris

  • Paul

    I know how hard this is. Losing anyone you love is a blow. I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cat with your mostly anonymous online family.

  • Really sorry to hear about you losing a good friend, Chris.

  • dang

    My condolences to you and Mrs. C, Chris. I’ve enjoyed your Cynikitty posts over the years and will miss him myself, so I can only imagine how you both feel.

    My family has a 20 year old cat (or rather she has us). We enjoy her antics as she orders food to be delivered and doors to be opened, knowing that we do not have much time left together.

    Take care of yourselves. And thanks for sharing Cynikitty with all of us!

  • Valeria

    Oh, Chris, I just saw this. I’m so, so sorry to see that your beautiful cat is no longer with you. I know how much it hurts; I, too, have had to say farewell to beloved beasts who had to leave me much too soon. I think the fact that they take a part of us with them when they leave is the reason it hurts so much. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous friend with us all these years; I will miss him. Godspeed, Cynikitty.

  • Tara

    I’m so sorry. Cynikitty was beautiful and sounds like such a cat indeed. You’re so right – people who don’t have pets don’t understand it. We lost our cat late last year and it was just devastating, complicated by that people often don’t really get the depths of grief a pet loss can take you to. I read here regularly long, long ago and feel like I’ve “known” Cynikitty for a decade. I hope your week vacation brings you peace.