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A better day: New Adoptions

I was at the vet’s paying my bill and asked if they knew of any cats looking for a home. The words were hardly out of my mouth when their phone rang. It was a someone looking to give a cat away to a good home. What are the odds…

I got the information, picked up my Mom, and took a trip to see the cat. He is a seal color Siamese, about 2 years old, who appeared at their door 4 months earlier. He was a bit of a wreck, so they took him to the vet for a tuneup and neutering. While they had hopes this cat would get along with their older cat (which has cancer), they never became friends. They felt it was in his best interest to find him a good home.

My Mom and her new companion (Scooter) are getting along pretty good so far. It is always difficult to try to replace an animal with hopes the new one will be like the old.

We found a nice 7 month old mostly black male kitten through a local organization. While our older cat, Libby, continues to hiss a bit, they are coexisting without any incidents. We have had the new kitten for a week and have decided to adopt it today.

Pictures will be coming…

A sad day…

Sometime over night, our cat Simmy (aka Simba), passed away from another blood clot.

We had rushed him to the vet yesterday morning because his hind quarters were paralyzed. The Dr. said it was a blood clot which restricted the blood flow and caused the problem. Since he had a heart issue and was already on medication, the Dr. gave him less than a 50% chance to recover using blood thinners.

Within minutes of returning from the first trip to the vet, my Mom called and said she wanted to take her cat, Queen Elizabeth (13-15 yrs), to the vet as she had not been eating for the past few days. I took Mom and Queen Elizabeth to the vet and, after some blood work and observation, the finding were not good. Queen Elizabeth had a failing kidney – less than 15% working – and had a number of other issues. This was not good news and we agreed that it would be better to put her to sleep to stop her suffering.

Both cats were loved and brought a lot of joy to our families. Our remaining cat, Libby, was Simmy’s companion since they were both young. We had adopted both just last year. Simmy is on the left and Libby on the Right

Simmy (left) & Libby

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