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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 .
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  • SBEEGHLY
    Thanks for all the kind comments. they do remind me that I tried hard to make Samson's day joyfilled ones. I tried hard to stay busy today, but I still found myself missing him and the tears would well up in my eyes.
    3147 days ago
  • CMJFOLSON
    I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty! God bless you for making those final days better for one of his creatures.
    3147 days ago
  • FELINA
    I'm so sorry to hear about your little kitty. I know too well how awful that feels. He was lucky to have you for the short time he had. You did all in your power to help him and his calls and purrs with excitement show that he knew it and loved you too.
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    3147 days ago
  • LESSALLOVER1
    I'm so very sorry to hear about your kitty. I know the intense pain of losing the pet that has grown to be such a part of your life. I commend you on your great efforts on his behalf and I know that you made his last days full of love and enjoyment. God bless you. emoticon
    3148 days ago
  • SBEEGHLY
    Thanks for all the virtual hugs.. I sure need them today. God Bless each of you for understanding my pain. fredamarr, tubjumper, abettrme and stoppiggingout.
    3148 days ago
  • STOPPIGGINGOUT
    I'm very sorry for your loss. I know how special little kitties are and how attached one can become very quickly. I'm sure the little guy loved you, too and appreciated all your efforts to nurse him back to health. He was just too sick I guess. I hope your pain eases soon. emoticon
    3148 days ago
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  • TUBJUMPER
    So sorry that he did not make it. Remember he went to a better place. emoticon emoticon
    3148 days ago
  • no profile photo FREDAMARR
    So sorry to hear about your little kitty. I love cats and they have always been very dear to me.
    3148 days ago
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