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We loved you Dusty

Monday, July 02, 2012

Back in 2010, my sister-in-law told me about a kitty that needed a home. The mother of her friend was in the last stages of cancer. All her other animals had been adopted except for this light-colored tortoise shell kitty. I met the daughter at the Mother's house. Getting her in the carrier proved very adventurous resulting in the daughter getting many bleeding scratches.

I got her home and quarentined her until I could get her to the vet for a check up. There had been no known vet records, so we started from scratch.

She was definitely very skiddish. Most times would not let hubby and I get near her much less pet her. Then slowly the trust was built. We could pet her occasionally. The last couple of weeks, she would head butt my forehead.

Fast forward to last Thursday. She had been losing weight. We thought it was because our other cat was stealing her food. There also had been blood drops scattered here and there, but she had crusty ears and I thought it was from that. There was blood all over the inside and outside of her mouth. I took her to the vet Friday. They discovered a tumor in her mouth. The vet wanted her on antibiotics before the surgery. Also, they had discovered a heart murmur so that made the surgery risky.

Well, the vet called this morning and told me that it was more extensive than first thought. It involved the whole right cheek and connective tissue and was across the gums. There also was another spot on the left side. My husband I decided to put her down while she was still under anesthesia. She would never know a thing.

Dusty, we loved you. Go over the Bridge, girl. Go be with Mary (her first Momma).

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WENDYLEE15 7/6/2012 12:35PM

    I hope things are going better now for you!! emoticon

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MAYBER 7/5/2012 10:23PM

    Dusty is whole and well on the other side of Rainbow Bridge
Hopefully playing with our cat Griffin and our two dogs Lady and Lil
It is great to have faith
One day at a time
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JEZEBELSK 7/5/2012 2:04PM

    I'm so very, very sorry for your lost.

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HICIM705 7/5/2012 12:24PM

    I had to do that with a kitty once, too ... it's a difficult, heart-wrenching decision.

I'm sorry for your loss and the loss for your whole family.
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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 7/5/2012 12:18PM

    So sorry for your loss! Peace to you and your husband. I just know Dusty loved and appreciated the love you gave her! Hugs!

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MAUREENMOZ 7/4/2012 6:50PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss of Dusty. We live with pets and they are definately family members. My thoughts go out to you and your husband.

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SHAKATTACK 7/4/2012 5:11PM

    I'm so sorry. Peace to you and yours.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/4/2012 12:00AM

    Sorry about your loss !

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JANIEWWJD 7/3/2012 11:24PM

    Oh, that's so sad! Sorry for your loss!

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UNICORN212 7/3/2012 11:08PM

    It is always so sad to lose a furbaby.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 7/3/2012 11:03PM

    Oh, so sorry to hear about your loss! Thinking of you!!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I think it's interesting how some of the most anti-social cats will suddenly become uncharacteristically loving when it comes to the end. My mom had a speckled tortoiseshell mama cat who wouldn't let you get near except to eat. About a week before she passed away, she sought out my mom's company many times. You're an angel for taking in this sweet orphan.

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LKWQUILTER 7/2/2012 9:22PM

    We had that outcome before but was cat leukemia and had 2 sent to kitty heaven. Now we just have dogs and have had a couple sent to puppy heaven so definitely know what you are going through. It is hard but for the best. ((HUGS))

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MOM4407 7/2/2012 6:39PM

    dYou did the right thing to love her and then let her gently go.
So sorry for your loss.

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EMMACORY 7/2/2012 5:45PM

    Awwwwwww...sorry for your loss. Dusty's life was better for all the care and love you gave her. emoticon

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WENDYLEE15 7/2/2012 3:22PM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss.

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PAMNANGEL 7/2/2012 12:49PM

    I've been there myself. emoticon

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DEANNAF2011 7/2/2012 12:40PM

  We got our kitten just a week before my husband was diagnosed with Hodkin's Lymphoma. This story hits close to home in many ways. So sorry for your loss.

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