gutted for you mate i completely understand where you're coming from, I was the same with our dustySo after losing Ruby three weeks ago we had to say goodbye to Murray as well today. I'm utterly devastated, he was my little ginger buddy who gamed with me, sat with me whilst I worked and slept on my feet at night. Had him for 15 years from 10 weeks old and we don't know where the time has gone.
He was diagnosed with heart failure 6 years ago and they gave him 3 months, 15 months ago he was losing weight and he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism then September last year he had a couple of seizures. He was on a cocktail of drugs and was ok, everything was controlled but his weight loss continued. He was a naturally big long cat and at his prime was 8kg, he was down to 5kg three weeks ago. At the weekend he basically stopped eating and whilst he picked up yesterday he just looked like he'd had enough.
The vets said he likely had something going on and we could look at finding out what but it was never going to be fixable. They talked about sending him off to a cardiologist for tested and giving him an appetite stimulant but we couldn't put him through that, he was already on drugs 4 times a day.
For years I've feared him dying in a bush and us never knowing and him being alone, I used to really hope we got the chance to be with him and whilst it sucks and I miss him but it was the right thing.
Finally I feel guilty at feeling some relief. I've gone through a tough time feeling sick with anxiety if he didn't get meds in or didn't eat, we couldn't go out for the day or holiday. I've not slept all night for soooo long, recently in the last 2 or 3 years he's needed feeding every couple of hours over night and would scratch me awake, that stacks up.
But I'd have him back in a heart beat.
RIP little guy, we love you.
aww so adorable im super jelly, you are doing an awesome thing fostering all of they cuties, if your were closer i would want one and give it a good home, my current black and white one is 17 year old and gets on awesome with kittensKraken:
And the 2 pregnant cats we are fostering and their kittens:
As we are foster parents, we got to name the kitties.
One litter was 2 boys and 2 girls, so they are Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde.
The other litter was 1 boy 1 girl, so Nacho and Guac. (Guac is the one waving in the last photo)
Wow, gorgeous. We have two Bengal cats and i can't imagine our life without those cute furries. We had a little feeding problem at the beginning as there are days when we are away for about 12 hours but with the automatic cat feeder and different dry foods https://www.catfoodpoint.com/best-dry-cat-food/ it all works now. Of course they prefer to have some people around but at least they are not bored as there are two of them.This is my son's cat Jaxx (who's also our stud boy) - my son is Autistic and Jaxx really helps calm him when the world gets too much.
The other two pics are showing the popup studio I use to snap the kittens - they move very quickly and are really difficult to focus on without the extra LED light bars. This setup allows me to use my Nikon DSLR (50mm 1.4G) or the Hasselblad camera on my Oneplus 9 Pro and capture some great action shots when the kittens are being crazy...