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.
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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