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06 December 2018 @ 01:31 pm
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Our little black cat's health took a sudden downturn last Friday. She really struggled with the smoke from the fires (she's very congested and became a lot more so with the bad air), and her heart has never been good. She seemed to be recovering over the Thanksgiving weekend, but started really struggling on Friday, and she's been losing weight over the last several months.

We honestly thought we would lose her on Friday or Saturday, but she's still with us. But she's not getting better. She hasn't wanted to eat anything for days, and she drinks less and less-- and fights the dropper with fury, just like every other sick animal we've had who really needed it. :(

We've prepared the kids, and I've been looking at in-home euthanasia and pet cremation services. Poor thing... We thought we would have her longer (it's only been 5 years-- we got her when she was about 4), but she came to us with FIV and kidney issues, so maybe this is already longer than could be hoped?

I wish her Boy were home, but he's not due back until Tuesday night, and that's too long for her to wait.

*Sigh* This part is always so, so hard. :(

 
 
 
Murielle: haircutmurielle on December 6th, 2018 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh. I'm so sorry. I've come to love hearing about her and her wonderful relationship with her boy. This is so, so sad. *Hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 6th, 2018 09:57 pm (UTC)
She loves her Boy to distraction, and he adores her too. I'm glad she got to see him at Thanksgiving and spend so much time snuggling with him. I just never thought we'd lose her in the three weeks between then and when he comes home again.

She's been worth it, even if only for the 5 years we got to have her.

*hugs back*
asher63: pic#128580764asher63 on December 6th, 2018 10:20 pm (UTC)
I am very sorry to hear this.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 6th, 2018 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

She was inside the whole time we had that smoke-filled air, but that was 10 days. After the first 5 or 6, it started to get inside, and I think it was just too much for her since she's never been able to breathe well to begin with.

I wish her Boy were at home, and I know he does too. :(
the middle of the road's fine with no cars aroundnoodledays on December 7th, 2018 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry. this kind of thing is always tough, and I'm extra sorry she can't stick around for her Boy. <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 7th, 2018 12:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, me too. She has such epic love for him (she chose him at the shelter, rather than us choosing which cat to take home), and that bond has never lessened.
Direst Ryl: Self Portraitryl on December 7th, 2018 12:33 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so sorry.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 7th, 2018 07:24 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you.
passing_through: calvin and hobbes <3passing_through on December 7th, 2018 03:35 am (UTC)
*HUGS*

I'm so sorry for you and the Boy and your black cat. My thoughts are with you.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 7th, 2018 08:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. Poor kitty. She deserved so much better, and the Boy is heartbroken.

*hugs*
swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on December 8th, 2018 07:38 am (UTC)
*Hugs* So sorry to hear this
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 8th, 2018 08:22 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*

Thank you. Poor thing. :(