February 14th, 2006

Flute

Mixed bad/good karma

They say things happen in threes. First it was the event so wretchedly awful that I can't write about it in LJ. Then, probably partly as a reaction to the first event, I end up in the hospital twice. Third, on Saturday we had to euthanize our oldest cat, Joey. He would have been 18 in May. We've been keeping him alive for over a year by daily administrations of appetite stimulants and thyroid medication and every-other-day administration of subcutaneous fluids. The death was truly sad, yet at the same time there is good in it. He lived long enough, and he doesn't have to suffer any more.

At my funeral I want the following passage behind the lj cut to be read. (This doesn't mean I'm planning to go soon. I just hope I am as ready to go as Joey was when it is my time.)

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