Thursday, September 3, 2009

And Then There Were Ten

The day I posted about losing Zeke, I saw that our cat Little Girl (I did NOT name her!) had a massive eye infection....again!  It's been chronic for years.  It never really goes away...I'd medicate, and it would go away for a while.  But it always came back.  She always had nose issues.  A funky wheeze with each meow.  Snotty off and on.  (Yeah - she was quite a bag of tricks!)

I took her to the vet on Tuesday, and found out her mouth was horribly infected, too.  She was a cat with chronic "immuno-defiency" issues.  The medication was going to be a crazy regimen and schedule in hopes it would help...then more meds to follow and a dental cleaning.  She was old.  And chronic.  I decided it was time to say goodbye to her.  It was a hard decision, but I feel it was the best for her.

She wasn't the most fortunate looking cat....so I ended up calling her "Scrunge".

She was a sweetie.  Never got into trouble.  Talked a lot.  Loved to sleep.
REALLY loved to sleep. And even when her favorite spot (at our old house) got knocked over by dogs or wind...she stayed the course:
Isn't that a hoot?
So, our cat population is now down to 10.  The lowest we've ever had as a married couple...
our hearts are a little sore right now.

4 comments:

~ shi ~ said...

Goodgrief!....She is to pretty!..well there is time for kittens...hmmmm..now there's an Idea..or maybe God will lead you to some others that need rescued? hugs..oxoxoxo

VR said...

Here's a hug! Take care and I hope that your hearts can heal without another wound to it! I agree that maybe it's just making room for some more rescued pets?!

CocoCayubsMom said...

Ohh Aim I am so sorry, I will be praying that God will heal your sore hearts. Love ya bunches!
Love'e

Ellen said...

Hi, Amy. I just found your blog through Candace's. I am so sorry. She was lucky to have had you.

I'm mom to Max, who's 6 and has cp, and Sabrina, who's 4 and has a big mouth.

It is nice to "meet" you, though sorry to find you on a sad day.