Lost my little kitty today.
Monday, October 24, 2011
I decided a week or so ago that since my horse hadn't worked out, I'd adopt a kitty.. sickly, matted, wormy and fleas.. but I'm a farm girl and have nursed animals before so I took on the challenge.. it was love at first site. Samson, reminded me of my childhood kitty - a creamy burmese with sapphires for eyes.
got his loose stools slowed down with keapectin, got his eyes cleared with teramycin and got him up todate on his first eye/nasal vaccination and first deworming. Too small for traditional flea drops, just bathed and towel dried with mite away to kill fleas and ear mites. It has been a battle but we bonded and every few hours I was keeping him cleaning up until his final bedtime around 10 each night..then back to the cleaning and trying to teach him to use the little litter paper. He called and purred with excitement in the mornings.
He loved to ride in my pocket as I did morning things.. I'd grown very attached having to play mommy for this little guy. I thought he was getting better. His eyes were clear, no morning yuck to clean. He was eating better, drinking on his own and even trying to get closer to his paper.. odd little guy that he had accidents where he slept.(often) That should have been the red flag.. most animals will not go where they sleep. but I cleaned and HOPED it was a learning phase.
Today I cried most of the day. He was already almost dead when I found him in his box this morning.. fleas where even trying to leave his little cold body.
He suffered a system shutdown and slowy died in my hand this morning.. it was painful to watch so helpless - I truly believe I had done all I could. I believed he was on the mend . I cry now as I type thinking of him this morning.. I miss him so.
He may have had a short life, but he was a fighter. He had SPARK to gain weight, and Spark to be given a chance and Spark to love unconditionally..
goodbye Samson.. you were truly loved and gave me motivation to move .