So long, Fish

Fish the cat, originally uploaded by Bob Goyetche.

One of the first things I remember about my wife Cat is that when we met years ago, she told me she had a cat named “Fish”. I found that to be a great name for a cat, and it always seemed no other named would have worked for him. Although I wouldn’t describe myself as a “cat person”, he grew on me,  and he became a big part of the family Cathy and I put together.

If you are/were a CatFish Show listener, this is the “Fish” part of the show title – Possibly Canada’s first podcasting cat, and almost certainly the first one to have a podcast named after him

Recently, he just didn’t seem like himself and seemed to be slowing down. Some blood work confirmed that he had severe diabetes, and perhaps it could be controlled, but it would involve multiple injections per day.

Being Cathy’s buddy, the heavy decision came to her. Of course, the natural reaction is to want to do everything to keep our friends around longer. In the end, she chose not to put her friend through more suffering, and we’ll accompany Fish on the final journey later today.

Of course we’ll all miss the extra-toed radio-active cat, but my love loses a special friend today, and for that my heart breaks.

Godspeed Fish, and thanks.

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4 Comments

  1. MichaelG says:

    Give Cat a hug for me.

  2. Bill Deys says:

    Not an easy decision. I know the feeling, I’m holding on to the last piece of my Grandfather the same way. I’ll be making the same trip very soon.

    All the best and so long!

  3. LEMills says:

    Thinking of you all, and sending hugs.
    -L.

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