It's Caturday- Post some cats (vol 3)

It's Caturday- Post some cats (vol 3)

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thebigmacmoomin

2,300 posts

117 months

Thursday 7th November
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RIP Echo.

littlepaul

208 posts

77 months

Thursday 7th November
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Rip echo

So sorry . About 5 years ago , We lost freckle when she was only 3 , due to a organ failure ( vets think they wasn’t 100% sure ) . Her sister slept up on end of our bed for first week after which she never ever did . Pined a little only couple weeks then she was back to her self . So hopefully you’re adapt as quickly with as “little stress “ as possible

Raoul Duke

914 posts

111 months

Thursday 7th November
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Poor Echo, that’s such a shame frown

TheJimi

15,373 posts

191 months

Thursday 7th November
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That was heart wrenching to read, especially with the photo.

frown

Edited by TheJimi on Friday 8th November 09:27

T-195

1,542 posts

9 months

Friday 8th November
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What a beautiful Cat.

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ali_kat

31,617 posts

169 months

Friday 8th November
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frown so sorry you lost Echo, she was beautiful

Mannginger

7,880 posts

205 months

Friday 8th November
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Thanks folks, there's a big Echo shaped hole in my daily routine which is where I'm feeling it the most - no deep purring, head-bumping, duvet-digging wake up call to let me know it's high time I got out of my bed and feed her, even if it is only 04:30. smile

So far Ishka seems OK with it but some little quirks of behavior are there which makes us think she's realizing Echo's not around any more.

I've had to have 3 dogs put to sleep so I knew what it was about but this was the first time it was my pet and my decision (rather than parents') so it's made it a bit harder.

Furry little buggers put deep roots into us don't they?

TheJimi

15,373 posts

191 months

Friday 8th November
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Dude, I'll be raising a dram to you & Echo tonight yes

judas

5,470 posts

207 months

Friday 8th November
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Our deepest sympathies frown We've had to do it three times now and it only gets harder. Still, a good, happy, loving life is something to be treasured no matter how short or long.

Mobile Chicane

18,979 posts

160 months

Friday 8th November
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FWIW I think you've done absolutely the right thing to have the vet come to the house. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Hang the cost of this. It's the last act of kindness for a faithful friend.

IanA2

2,400 posts

110 months

Saturday 9th November
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Mannginger said:
Sad news unfortunately. 3 weeks ago I had a call from the vet that I was really not expecting. We'd put Echo in for some tests expecting a flair up of a Pancreatitis issue she'd had a year ago. Vet told me it was either FIP or Lymphoma, but in any event either either was fatal. We were able to rule out FIP but I was unwilling to subject her to further invasive tests to confirm Lymphoma as the end result was going to be the same frown

Anyway the speed of the disease has utterly shocked me, the weight fell away from her, significant muscle wastage even though she was eating 4/5 times per day, especially in the last week.

We had scheduled a hospice appointment with a visit-at-home vet for last night but from Tuesday I knew it was likely to be changed to a Euthanasia appointment and unfortunately she confirmed she thought that would be the best thing to do.

Thankfully my better half had a week off last week and I worked from home yesterday and she was having a good day - lots of strokes and head bumps and treats and a good coat brushing which she clearly enjoyed. But in the end she had to go frown

I'm gutted, she was only 4 and the pace of the illness has really blown me away. Trying to keep her sister distracted as much as we can now and will keep a watch out for her pining.

Here's a last pic of her looking a little goofy with food on her lips

RIP little Echo, it was a short life but a good one. frown



Edited by Mannginger on Thursday 7th November 16:24
So young, so sad.

TheJimi

15,373 posts

191 months

Saturday 9th November
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As promised, Mannginger.

A salute to Echo, from Jimi & Dakota -



Mannginger

7,880 posts

205 months

Saturday 9th November
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Aww nice, thanks!

Chris Stott

6,934 posts

145 months

Saturday 9th November
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No pictures as really not suitable to post, but my little one just left me a present on the terrace... a massive rat - about half her size.

As well as killing it, she chewed half its back leg off and it’s tail... eaten them, then vomited both parts back up along with her lunch.

She’s now come back in the house, happy as Larry, yowling for food.

This, after she woke me up at 4am this morning hurtling round the bedroom like she’d been possessed.

Sometimes....

motco

12,577 posts

194 months

Saturday 9th November
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Chris Stott said:
No pictures as really not suitable to post, but my little one just left me a present on the terrace... a massive rat - about half her size.

As well as killing it, she chewed half its back leg off and it’s tail... eaten them, then vomited both parts back up along with her lunch.

She’s now come back in the house, happy as Larry, yowling for food.

This, after she woke me up at 4am this morning hurtling round the bedroom like she’d been possessed.

Sometimes....
Spike Millgan is reported to have said that you can "stuff a cat with Kit-e-Kat from whiskers to ahole and they'll still go out and kill something" How true!

Mr E

18,833 posts

207 months

Saturday 9th November
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T-195 said:


Yes, we have stolen the new duvet.
You don’t live near me, do you?


T-195

1,542 posts

9 months

Saturday 9th November
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Mr E said:
You don’t live near me, do you?


AC43

7,377 posts

156 months

Tuesday 12th November
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T-195 said:
Mr E said:
You don’t live near me, do you?

Hang on.



bomb

3,173 posts

232 months

Wednesday 13th November
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AC43 said:
T-195 said:
Mr E said:
You don’t live near me, do you?

Hang on.


Me too !!




SouthHamsGaz

458 posts

71 months

Wednesday 13th November
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bomb said:
AC43 said:
T-195 said:
Mr E said:
You don’t live near me, do you?

Hang on.


Me too !!