Thursday, 5 January 2012

Smokey, Leaving Footprints in Your Hearts

Hi Everyone,

In the run-up to Christmas we were a bit concerned about the health of our Senior Cat, Pyewacket. He went off his food, not even interested in trying to persuade us at least 2 hours before meal-times that it was dinnertime, and was quite lethargic.

Was a visit to the vet required, or was I being too worried, with shades of our Selene in the background? He was eating grass, and his symptoms did look a lot like those described for hair-ball, to which he is prone.

He kept perking up so we decided to leave it and hope we wouldn't need an emergency visit during the holidays. The right decision, because a couple of days later, after decent doses of hairball remedy, he was as right as rain, and back to demanding food with vocal threats way before dinnertime.

Unhappily, a very good friend of mine was not so fortunate and on New Year's Eve they lost their little Smokey to FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Things have been more than a little stressful anyway the last few months, and now this to end the year.

Having lost our Selene Mama Cat to lymphoma of the bowel wall back in May after nearly 2 years from diagnosis, we know how hard it is to come to terms with the loss of a beloved little feline companion, and the pain it brings having to take them for that final visit to the vet. 

I have made this page for my friend, in the hopes that it helps a little, to know that others know just how it feels, that she is not alone and that at some point all will be re-united.

In the meantime, Smokey lives on in their hearts and their memories. 

So Betty, I am wishing and hoping that from now on things start to get better, and that as the days lengthen and brighten so too will your lives.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Karen for such a Beautiful Page and also for your good wishes.