Hope He Has at Least one More Life.  

absolutelynormal 56F
6016 posts
8/25/2006 8:30 pm

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8/26/2006 8:18 am

Hope He Has at Least one More Life.

I'm upset. I'm also blogging on sleeping medicine so if I screw up, blame it, ok?

Three and half years ago I left my humble abode in Birmingham, Al and moved to the west coast, cause we all know that west coast girls are hip... some of 'em anyway. I moved out of my house put it on the market and left. I had 2 cats. I asked my mom to keep them until I could find a place of my own. I had a BF out there and he had a large dog, I didn't think it would be wise for me to try to move in with him. So, Moe and Lilgirl went to live with my mom.

I ended up staying in California for a few months and hightailing it out of that nutso place was fast as I could go. I ended up moving in with my mom for a while. My mom and the kitties. It was a lot like being at my own home, wake up with one cat on top of my head and another on my feet. When I got a place of my own, my mom wouldn't let me take them. They had become her babies. I thought that she could actually spend more time than I could with them, so they continued to live there.

Moe got out last night. I got a call from my mom, I was at work and couldn't leave. She said he had been missing all night and she'd found him behind the house dragging his back legs. I thought to myself, probably a pelvic fracture. Call me and tell me what the vet says I say. She assures me she will.

My cellphone went dead. She didn't call to work. I get in the car on the way home. plug in the phone. The vet says Moe has a broken hip she says, I wasn't sure what you'd want done, so I just left him there.

I do not believe in animals suffering. A broken hip would mean at the minimum of hundreds of dollars worth of surgery not to mention learning how to walk with a prosthesis in his body. I love my Moe-Moe. I would never want him to hurt like this. I want to call her and yell at her but she's gone to a fucking party and I can't.

I have to work the next two days, if it's not his pelvis and is actually his hip. I'll never see him alive again. He's beautiful and just as stupid as any dog around. He's cross eyed. Purrs louder than any kitty alive.

I'm sorry Moe, if I'd known I would have brought you here with me. You and your sister the genius kitty. I'm sorry my sweet kitty.

rm_smosmof2 67M
3240 posts
8/25/2006 8:49 pm

The cat who shows up in my pictures occasionally had surgery for cancer almost exactly three years ago next week. She came out clean, and they wanted me to bring her in every three months from that point on, to make sure that if it started to come back, we'd catch it early.

Her last checkup was a year ago, August 11. She was given a completely clean bill of health. By the beginning of September, she was acting strangely, and making crying noises out on the porch. I took her back to the vet on a weekend. Their diagnosis was liver failure... I took her back to the cancer clinic and they determined that the cancer had returned and had invaded and destroyed the functionality of her liver. I took her home and she died on September 18. She was still alert and with me right up until the very end.

Each of those quarterly visits ran about $600. on the credit card. I wonder now why I was bothering with the those visits when the stuff returned so quickly after the last one. Thousands of dollars spent for nothing.

I don't begrudge the surgery. It bought me two more years, and she loved being with me. I did begrudge all money spent on diagnostics that didn't catch it, just before it came back and killed her.

I still miss her. But then, my life is missing a lot of things these days.....

docdirk 47M

8/25/2006 9:21 pm

Only one month ago, my mom let one of her kitties out for his nightly rounds. He has yet to return. Obviously, he never will. He was a stray that they took in. He also cost them a fortune in medical costs - surgery for intestinal damage, heart meds, etc. Now he's gone. They too are very sad.

Pets can't speak their pain. That alone makes them more sympathetic than most people IMHO.

Sorry you're hurting.

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

brute472 74M
3480 posts
8/26/2006 12:13 am

I think losing a pet is as hard as losing a friend, pets only ever give love and they rely on us so much.
Sorry for your pain.
Sending warmth and a big hug.

maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
8/26/2006 2:52 am

Sorry for your heartbreak.

halfmmmgoodnova 50M
43 posts
8/26/2006 4:35 am

I really feel for you. I have a special place in my heart for all cats. I love mine with all my heart and would hate for something like that to happen to them. Hang in there.

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