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I already posted, but I wanted to share a memory of my cat.  I told it to her when we were laying together when she was sick, of how I loved her as soon as I saw her.

My first cat had just been put down a short time before the vet called saying they had a cat that looked just like her.  At the vet I saw this tiny cat that was starving to death.  Someone had left her and her kittens in a box at the humane society, and they were going to be put down as they were all in really bad shape, but a volunteer who also worked at the vet's office took the cat and her kittens, remembering my last cat and thinking most of the kittens could be saved with some major healthcare.

Anyways, I wasn't very impressed with the cat.  My last cat was fat - this cat's nose was rubbed so raw it was pink where it should have been black, and every bone showed.  Plus she was a kitten herself!  And the kittens - they all had gross eye infections.  The vet saw my disenchantment, so she picked up the cat and said "let me show you a trick".  Putting the cat on her back, she put a kitten on the cat's stomach.  The kitten sunk down into the stomach, and the cat wrapped her paws protectively around it. 

I was then told the situation - the cat weight 2 lbs, she was supposed to be 8 lbs.  They believed she had gotten pregnant on her first heat, and that the reason she was so emaciated was because she wouldn't leave her kittens to go find food.  She was starving herself to protect her babies.  I was impressed.

And she got gorgeous - her nose healed, and she gained a healthy amount of weight.  She never looked exactly like my old cat (as I learned the importance of weight control) but she was so pretty.  (So was my first cat, too... except for the tummy.  Poor kitty!) 

But I loved telling my cat how loving she always was, even as a kitten.  Awesome, awesome cat.

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What a sweet story. And what an angel you were to look beyond what you saw to see what could be. And bless your vet to help you understand.
Have a peaceful day surrounded by good memories.
Molly's Mom

Posts: 355
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful sweet memory. It truly touched my heart.

Animals are absolutely extraordinary souls.

We are blessed to have them in our lives.

Dee >^..^<

Cheeseburger's Mom

Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE

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What a sweet story.  I read your other post too and I hope that these good memories will help you deal with your loss.

Sadly we do outlive our furbabies.  I know I miss my little cockerpoo, Pepe, so much.  We had him PTS almost two months ago.  Some days are better than others.  I keep busy.  But I'll never forget him as I know you will never forget your kitties.

I'm glad you found this site.  It's a great comfort to so many of us.   
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