I’m an absolute mess, the phone call to the vets to book her in was the worst thing I’ve had to do in a long time.
My beautiful girl is being PTS on Friday. She has been going down hill with various issues, and I’ve known it was coming, but now it’s actually happening, and I’m distraught. She’s 16 1/2 , and still looks like a kitten. She’s the most loved and beautiful cat.
How on earth do I tell our almost 3 year old son?? He adores her.
She’s currently on my knee, purring to her hearts content while I’m streaming with tears, feeling like the worst person for doing this.
So sorry OP. I would just be as straight as you can about it. At that age they are quite matter of fact about it. Avoid saying anything about going to sleep or anything that your little one might link to something they do as that might frighten them. I probably wouldn't tell him in advance, but maybe mention that she's not feeling well then after it's done, just say she was very old and the vet couldn't make her better so she died, he won't be able to see her anymore but wasn't she such a lovely cat. I know it seems very blunt but that's been the best way in my experience
Thank you @qazxc . I’m dreading it. Luckily not happening until the end of the day, so we still have today. She’s had lots of treats, snuggles etc. I’m hoping I can keep it together today a bit better - I’ve cried an awful lot of tears so far.