"Honey, Get my Shotgun...i hear Strangeness!" Aug 25, 2017 14:06:13 GMT -5 annabluu and microgulash like this
Post by orangemittens on Aug 25, 2017 14:06:13 GMT -5
I had a crazy-mad tortie kitty that I adopted after she was rescued from under an industrial building. They had been going to have an exterminator come to kill her and the other kittens but the employees objected and they called rescue in instead. When I brought her home, she was so small her whole body was smaller than my foot. She had a lot of medical issues at first which mostly cleared up but she had some stomach issue that never went away. It was tough feeding her at times because she went through these periods where she would vomit almost everything up immediately after eating it. This didn't stop her though, she was a hellion with the most innocent face. She was always thin because of the stomach issue but toward the end of her life, she got bony and the problem occurred more frequently. She ate like she was starving but threw up almost all of her food a lot of the time. Still full of energy and obviously enjoying her life though. A really careful special diet worked for a short while and then stopped working. One day she was sitting there (on the kitchen table where she wasn't supposed to be but always was) like a sphinx and she looked up at me with these huge green eyes in her slender little face and it was like she was telling me she had had enough. I knew it was time even though she was pretty young as cats go. I took her to the vet and held her as they gave her an injection to make her fall asleep and then another to stop her heart once she was no longer aware. It is little consolation that the vet agreed there was nothing that would help her and the right thing to do was let her go before she starved to death. I still miss her and all the animals I've been lucky enough to have in my life. But it's the right thing to do to let a loved animal go when life is no longer tolerable due to incurable illness in my opinion. My sincere condolences on your loss. I know how painful it is.