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My cat died today

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liviadrusilla Sun 14-Jun-15 19:04:03

I'm so sad. We've only had her a month. I posted a while ago about the difference between domestic shorthairs and bengals and got great advice. We adopted her and her sister and they are both the sweetest, most loving cats - we completely bonded.

She was a bit underweight when we adopted her but no indication of illness. She got diarrhoea so we took her to the vets and she was admitted for a night, perked up and spent a week back here, then spent three nights this week at the vets and then was at a referral centre. There was the possibility of putting a feeding tube in but they wanted to get food into her orally. Then today she died suddenly and we still don't know why. We have been waiting for test results for two weeks - I think they're coming tomorrow and I'm dreading finding out that she had something curable but it took too long to find out. We're worried about how her sister will be on her own. I'm not sure why I'm posting really, just very sad. Even when she was weak this week she really perked up when I visited, sat on my lap purring and tried to get on my shoulders. I lost a cat I'd had since I was 13 a few years ago and I feel as upset about losing this one as I do the first.

PumpkinsMummy Sun 14-Jun-15 19:17:10

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is so heartbreaking. At least it sounds as though this cat had the most wonderful month with you being spoiled and loved, and you had the pleasure of knowing her if only for a short time. I hope you get some answers, and be kind to yourself. flowers

liviadrusilla Sun 14-Jun-15 19:45:05

Thank you Pumpkins, that's very kind x

patienceisvirtuous Sun 14-Jun-15 19:49:07

So sorry livia you sound like you did the best you could for her...

RIP little cat x

code Sun 14-Jun-15 20:33:49

That's so sad, I'm very sorry. I remember your post and that they had a bad start and weren't in great health when they came to you. For the last month of her life she would have felt loved and safe, please hold onto that.

liviadrusilla Sun 14-Jun-15 20:41:10

Thank you all. My other cat is next to me on the sofa. We are so worried about her being lonely when we're at work - her sister's been at the vets this week and when we come home she's so excited to see us. It's really horrible that such a lovely cat died when we were doing everything we could. Thank you for your kindness.

Queenofknickers Sun 14-Jun-15 20:45:00

I'm so sorry thanks my heart aches for you x

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 14-Jun-15 21:33:35

I'm so sorry, you did what you could for her. Horrible time for you all.

Stinkersmum Sun 14-Jun-15 21:40:13

Ah, livia, I'm so sad for you. It's not much of a comfort but having lost more than my fair share of cats (I rescue and foster), at least for the last month of her life she had a real home and real care taken of her. Again, I'm so sorry x

6cats3gingerkittens Sun 14-Jun-15 23:31:26

Loving purrs coming your way

MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday Mon 15-Jun-15 00:09:46

So sorry for your loss. It sounds as though she had an underlying condition sad

But you loved her for the short time she had with you..and that you did your very best for her. It's all any of us can do.

fenneltea Mon 15-Jun-15 09:46:47

I'm so sorry, but I'm pleased that she found you to love her. x

PeaceOfWildThings Mon 15-Jun-15 09:55:50

So sorry for your loss. Purry furry vibes and human best wishes from ours to yours.

We lost one of our cats (road) and our other cat was only young. She missed him terribly. We thought of getting another but none we saw were suitable (potentially serious illness/ DD allergic/ gentle enough). She's devoted to me now. DH is away a lot and she's a great comfort in times of stress. I hope you cat comes through this stronger and totally devoted to you humans who have shown her kindness through it all. flowers

KingTut Mon 15-Jun-15 09:57:36

flowers I have no wise words other than I am sorry for your loss.

AMcoffeeLover Mon 15-Jun-15 14:27:32

I'm so sorry for your loss thanks

SunnyAgain Mon 15-Jun-15 14:30:55

So sad for you, what a very distressing thing to happen. I hope your other cat adjusts, though I can imagine you will all miss the cat you have lost very much.

CheeseandPickledOnion Mon 15-Jun-15 14:40:47

Sorry for you loss.

Moln Mon 15-Jun-15 14:48:34

Oh how awful for you. It sounds as if her last weeks were wonderful and pleasant ones, I know that doesn't make it easier for you bearing the lose but she would have died feeling content with her life with you.

yoshipoppet Mon 15-Jun-15 14:51:07

I have heard that there are many cats with undiagnosed heart conditions, because cats are very good at hiding problems. Maybe that's what your cat had?
I'm very sorry for your loss, it's always that bit worse when it's sudden IMO.

AlmaMartyr Mon 15-Jun-15 14:54:31

I'm so sorry, you poor thing. flowers

Mimigolightly Mon 15-Jun-15 17:29:57

I'm so sorry about your cat. At least she got to spend her last days with someone who loved and cared for her. I hope the results come soon & give you some closure.

bodenbiscuit Mon 15-Jun-15 17:33:25

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry for your loss. How very upsetting for you all. We have just got a new ragdoll kitten and I do worry about the heart problem thing. I can't imagine losing her as even after 2 weeks we are all so attached to her. I am sure there is nothing more that you could have done. Unfortunately certain breeds are more vulnerable that moggies. Big hugs.

liviadrusilla Mon 15-Jun-15 18:10:12

I can't tell you all how much I appreciate you answering me - I feel so much less alone. We are still so unhappy, but it is really nice to feel that at least she had a lovely month and we loved her and she knew it. I keep feeling like people think it shouldn't feel so bad after a month but it really does. My other little cat seems ok - she seems to be looking around for her sister and calling her, which is quite heartbreaking, but she's running around and is happy to see me. Thank you for sharing peace - people have suggested getting a little friend for her and at some point we will consider it (and I'll probably be on here for advice), but we're definitely not doing anything yet - would also worry that they wouldn't be bonded like our two girls.

bellathebluebell Mon 15-Jun-15 18:13:46

Oh no, really sorry to hear that. Just as she had found a lovely home too. Don't be too hard on yourself.

girliefriend Mon 15-Jun-15 18:19:05

So sorry to hear this, I have had a few health scares with my cat recently so can imagine how stressful it has been flowers be kind to yourself, you did the best you could and she was loved.

There are many cats out there that are in need of loving homes, am sure your other cat would be fine (once she got used to the idea wink )

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