Thursday, September 09, 2010

Again

I hate for this to become "Janna's Sad News Blog," but that's what I have, again.

aftermath

When I came home from work last night, I discovered that Dolly, my little tuxedo girl, had died during the day. I don't know why, although I do know that she had always been small and a little bit frail. When she was a kitten, or maybe a young cat, years before she came to live with me, she had been seriously ill with bladder problems. I don't know exactly what the problem was, but she had to eat expensive Prescription Diet C/D catfood as a result. In the last few months, she had actually gained a little weight and her coat had gotten thick and shiny. I thought she was doing really well.

Yesterday morning while I was getting ready for work, I heard her throw up. This isn't unusual -- she would throw up two or three times a week -- but yesterday morning, the amount thrown up seemed like a lot. I even asked her how such a little kitty could possibly throw up that much. But she seemed fine, nestled in her little pink kitty bed, which she loved, on the guest room bed. Sometimes she would even lay next to the cat bed, with her head propped on the edge of it.

When I got home, she was stretched out on the guest room bed, with her right front paw resting on the edge of the kitty bed. I have no idea what happened, but am glad that I decided to come home 20 minutes early. That meant that, after I calmed down a little, I still had time to call Pet Memories before they closed. The nice woman there waited until I could bring Dolly to them.

Poor Harley keeps looking for Dolly, who was her BFF (well, next to Simon, maybe). I came home early this afternoon to keep her company. We both need a little TLC, I think.

14 comments:

Rebekah said...

Oh you poor thing. Janna I'm so sorry for you Harley. My thoughts are with you. Maybe after you heal from the shock Harley could pick himself out a kitty friend.

We'll be thinking of you.

linda-the-sister said...

I'm so sorry, Sissy - another terrible loss, and so soon after losing Vinnie. :(

I love that picture of Harley and Dolly together - such sweet girls.

Chris said...

Ohhh, I'm so, so sorry . . .

Steven said...

So sorry to hear this news, Jana. What a sweet kitty. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Hang in there.

Chris said...

Oh, Janna. *hug*

Helen said...

Oh NO! Janna!
I'm so sorry!

amandamonkey said...

OH, Janna. I am so very sorry for your loss. So heartbreaking.

paula said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She looks so sweet in the photos. Give poor Harley a hug or rub for me.

jessie said...

Janna,

Last August was the month of doom for me and it was really difficult. I'm so sorry for both of your losses. You were lucky though that both of your cats died a natural death. If nothing else you were spared that horrible decision. Not, of course, that that makes it any easier.

Time heals.

KnitNana said...

What a dear little thing...I'm so sorry. They touch our lives for too brief a time.
(((hugs)))

KnitNana said...

What a dear little thing...I'm so sorry. They touch our lives for too brief a time.
(((hugs)))

Lorette said...

Janna, I'm so sorry. What a difficult way to have this happen (not that there's really an easy way). Dolly was gorgeous.

One pair of Hands said...

So sorry. It's really hard to lose a beloved pet. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

this was my first visit to your blog! How sad....I know what it is to loose a fur-loved one...it takes so much out of us.....but the memories left behind are precious....she is waiting ove Rainbow Bridge for you.
Grace