for the love of cats
We had to put our cat Velvet to sleep on Sunday. She got sick about 3 weeks ago and her tests came back normal. They could not do a sonogram or x-ray because she was too sick. Nothing was working. She had likely been sick longer than it appeared since cats tend to hide illness very well and once they start showing signs it's usually too late. I had Velvet for 12 years. I thought I was going to lose her at 8 years when she had Triaditis. She overcame that to live another 4 years. Over the past year we have lost 4 rats, - the last two died in the past 3 months, we gained a lab puppy - turned one in October, and we are left with our lab Spirit, 1 yo, and Bandit, our remaining cat who will be 12 in March. Velvet was siamese and Bandit is a siamese as well- not related. Velvet was the queen of the house. My mom always called her the princess. She is missed. But, no longer suffering.
Velvet was a fighter...she was the one who looked out for Bandit if he felt threatened. If you were sick, she would lie with you all day. She always slept by my head...as a kitten she slept on my neck. Purred in my ears...She had her moods as well. ;) And she was very smart.