Thursday, September 15, 2016
Since I'm known as Meowmama here at SP I suppose I need to tell everybody that I just lost my two oldest kitties, within a week of each other. Tumby was happy and healthy and full of energy. His death was a complete surprise. Had a seizure and that was it. Purrrrrchouli's health was failing, she had lost a lot of weight and had a heart murmur and some kind of stroke about a year ago. She passed away at home a week after her brother.....who was her biological cousin. I had them both since the days they were born, three weeks apart in my backyard 15 and 1/2 years ago. They brought us so much love.
Right now I'm pretty sad and prone to crying at stupid times.....like at a stoplight or in the checkout lane. I knew it was coming eventually,, but two at a time was a little rough. Thankful that nobody is suffering. Purrrrchouli still had all her happy cat indicators going strong: peeing pooping eating drinking doing stairs but and I was waiting and watching for the past few months to take that awful trip to the vet if any one of those indicators went awry. Thankfully, she just ran out of fight and passed away at home. We found her in her litter box.
So now I'm back to 3 kitties, what the census was when I joined SP. The remaining kitties are definitely aware of the others' absence so we're indulging them with lots of extra love and play.
Anyway, such is the fate of a Meowmama. I'll be ok, just give me some waterproof mascara and a box of tissues and this too shall pass.