April 2, 2007

Kitty woes slow down The Good Raised Up


This past weekend our Maine Coon cat, Kitty, showed great signs of respiratory distress and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

He made a surprisingly fast recovery at first--to the extent that the vets wondered if he had congestive heart failure after all--but a progression of symptoms within the next 24 hours made the diagnosis definitive: cardiomyopathy with thromboembolic disease (see info in previous link).

We put Kitty down this morning.

I'll get to responding to remarks made elsewhere as I have the energy.



Pascale Soleil said...

I'm so sorry. I know how much it hurts.

Peterson Toscano said...

holdinng you Liz. So painful a loss. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nancy A said...

Good night, kitty. Thanks so much for living your life as our cat. We'll miss you.

Anonymous said...

I feel for you, Liz. Amazing how those little guys can win our hearts! Would that they lived longer --

RichardM said...


I also had to make the decision to put our old cat down last week. No matter how many pets you lose over the years it still hurts.

I did finally write something on primitive Christianity and modern Friends. It's over on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm really sorry Liz. We are a kitty family too and I know how that hurts.
Christine at quietpaths.

quakerboy said...

Liz, my heart goes out to you. I'm one of those folks who like animals better than humans. You are in my prayers, f/Friend.

May you find a healing balm in the memories and know that Love never dies.

A big hug your way.