My mom's cat had to be put down today. After performing a biopsy, the vet discovered that poor Trissy had cancer, so my mom decided to have him put to sleep rather than prolong his suffering. Although he was only ten, I think Tris had a good life. He was certainly loved and filled a special place in all our hearts. I know my whole family is going to miss him terribly.
In memory of Tristan, I'd like to post a link I've been meaning to post for weeks. I first saw it on mangst's LJ and wanted to include it among my other links. The Animal Rescue Site provides food to animal shelters throughout the States. By clicking on the purple "Fund Food for Animals" button, you can help fund this program. Each click is tallied by the site servers. When you reach the "Thank You" page (after clicking on the purple button), you are shown some ads from the site sponsors. That's all there is to it. So, in memory of Tristan (or any pet you may have lost), click that purple button!
Now, I realize that some of the more cynical people on my flist probably think this is a scam, but, as far as I can tell, it's legit. In any case, I'm going to include the URL with my links. I'll probably also post the link for The Literacy Site, as literacy is an issue that's close to my heart. Oh, and at some point, I'll try to dig up some Canadian equivalents for these sites.