It's the same diabetic one. And he isn't sick. He's just starting to get old (fifteen) and I had an appointment yesterday with my vet that cost me well over four hundred dollars. So I'm annoyed about all the money stuff, and I was thinking about what might be in the future. When I started this thread I was joking, but I'm getting more serious about the idea now that I've pondered it.
a hefty dose of sleeping pills.
could possibly work, couldn't it?
So let's look at the two options.
Dragging my cat to the vet:
I have to get him there, which is in itself a major problem. Being outside of his comfort zone, in the carrier with the traffic and all the noise and all freaks him out so bad that he starts meowing in duress, shedding, and most of the time peeing on himself by the time we get there. Then once he's there, strangers administer the lethal dose, and I take a passive role as they put my cat to sleep on some sterile hospital table and charge me over a hundred dollars.
Doing it myself:
Administer drug. Hang out and pet and comfort cat with soothing music and voices and all his favorite cat toys around him while he lays in his favorite spot on the big purple chair and peacefully rolls on off to nevermore. No charge from vet.
I'm surprised more people aren't interested in exploring the home euthenasia option.