Abbey Gets Sick

Three years ago this week we lost our beloved Abbey. It was a difficult time but the silver lining was Puck, another cat saved by Felice, the great kitten rescuer.

Bad Cat Chris

The summer of 2012 brought us bad news. At first we did not know what to think when we noticed that Abbey was not as fat as she used to be. We were a little concerned but when someone is obese, losing weight is usually a good thing. In hindsight, we should have brought her to the vet right away, but our thinking was that endless tests for a problem that may not exist can be very expensive.

We kept an eye on her and the weight gradually came off but she did not act sick. Instead, she seemed to be more active, even jumping up on the counters, something usually reserved for Chris. She also had a great appetite. Nothing we would associate with an illness, except for the weight loss.

Because of her energy levels and apparent happiness, we waited too long. She passed normal weight to slightly underweight…

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7 thoughts on “Abbey Gets Sick

  1. Fozziemum

    Those memories always are bitter sweet..and we do what we can at the time..we never intend for our pets to get unwell and it is so hard when they do..she was clearly a very loved girl 🙂 Fozziemum

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thank you Bev. I feel like a bad person if I favor one cat over another because they are so much like our children, but I think my attachment to Abbey was higher than any other cat except, perhaps, Chris.

      1. Fozziemum

        It happens we all have that special connection and i think it is more about that than favoring..some cats like ti keep an air of aloofness which is really cool..because it is 🙂 and some are velcro on your soul..because they are..i have four kids and have very different connections with them is the same though just we all connect on different levels..favorites play no part really 🙂 Bev

  2. Summer

    Purrs to you this week. My human had to do that once, put down a kitty when she got back from a trip. He had been ill with CRF, and she thinks he waited for her to come back because he didn’t want to die while she was gone.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      That is sad. I have heard of humans holding on while waiting for someone. It is difficult to love a pet knowing we will probably outlive them but the time we have with them is priceless.


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