Momy had a hard week this week with being sick and Scotchy's paw .... then today GrandMaw called her at work to say one of the barn kitties was sick .... Momy left work early and took Gracie to the vet she was well at all. Her kidneys were failing.
There are several kitties that Momy takes care of, she has cought them and had then spayed or neutered and let them live their lives catching mousies and doing cat things. Gracie has been around GrandMaw and PawPaws house since Momy was in high school. Gracie was just a wee lil baby when Momy found her.
Gracie was at least 12 - she weighed only 5 pounds. This was only the second or 3rd time Momy had ever touched her, but she was so sick - Gracie went over the bridge just before 5 this afternoon.
While she was not a loving and friendly kitty she was VERY pretty - Momy whishes she had some pictures of her.
About 6 weeks ago the same thing happed to Marlea - she was 16 years old as far as Momy can remember. However, Marlea died on her own while in the vets care - there was nothing they could do for her.
A word from Momy:
Its hard to have a pet put to sleep - even a barn kitty that you never really touched. Its hard to be strong and say thoes words and sign the paper that the state requires. But sometimes you have to do it. And when you do you have to remember that you love them that much that you wont make them suffer.
I am fortunate that I live in an area and have the land to have many animals - but with that fortune come heartbreak that you loose some - I am greatful that I do know what happened to these 2 special kitties, lots of times outside cats just go off an die and you never know. I perfer to have a box to bury.
With this said - hug your kitty or your doggie tonight and tell them they are special because you can loose them so fast.
Purrs to you all!
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