Post by Twila Starla on Mar 22, 2009 11:10:56 GMT -5
Last night, at around 2:30 am, I had to say goodbye to one of my dearest pets.
My mother found my cat, an orange tabby named Idaho (who was only five years old) collapsed in the hall. She tried to revive him, but it turned out to be too late. We're not sure what killed him yet, but I keep thinking it may have been heart failure of some sort.
But this has all hit me pretty hard. He was one of the five kittens I helped raise from birth, and losing him... it does bring on a great deal of sadness. I will miss him so much.
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Post by Twila Starla on Apr 9, 2009 18:59:36 GMT -5
I really must thank everyone who has given their condolenses. It's been a heavy loss for me and my family, considering my mother has been rescuing animals (mostly cats) for the past twenty years. Idaho was one of first kittens I actually helped raise, so it hurts to lose him so young and so suddenly.
The vet confirmed that it was either heart worms or a genetic heart problem that killed him, neither of which can be prevented in cats. This doesn't make things better, or fair in my eyes, but it did give me some closure. I can move on at least knowing why he died.
While both assumations are terrible, my family is praying that it isn't the second; that could mean losing his siblings, Mia, Pepper, and Waffles, in the same fashion. That's a tough reality to face, that something like that could happen.
But thank you everyone, once again! It really means the world, esspecially my mother.