We are sorry you can't stay with your Mom and sisfurs and brofurs as long as you want to. Our angle sibfurs told us about that before we came here.
Another thing we know is that our humans will love us forever and ever. And that is all the time there is.
Take care of yourself and your Mom, Fiona.
: Hello everyone. I don't post much, but I'm Clarissa's
: feisty younger sister. I'm either 14 or 15 years old.
: I've lived with Clarissa since February 2005. When mom
: adopted me the shelter said I was either 2 or 3 years
: old at that time. When I first came to my forever home
: I was scared and had trust issues. Some of it had to
: do with only having sight in one eye. I bit mom the
: first morning I was home because she came up on my
: blind side! I kinda felt bad about it. It took some
: time, but I learned to trust and I became quite the
: lap cat.
: But lately I've become grumpy again. I growl and hiss
: and get angry when any of the other cats get in my
: space. I sometimes get the same way when mom picks me
: up. At first mom thought it was because Tovah and
: Cinnamon joined the family. But they keep to
: themselves and they don't bother me. Cash has become
: very bothersome and I think he does it to irritate me.
: I think he is vying for a higher position in the cat
: hierarchy here.
: Also, mom recently mom noticed that my breath stinks.
: Not like 'cat food breath', but really stinks. I've
: also started keeping to myself. I have a hidey place
: under a footstool that is over a floor vent. It's warm
: and hidden by a long drape so I've been sleeping there
: a lot. I mean A LOT!
: Mom took me to the vet on Monday afternoon for an
: exam. Those to whippersnappers were going to get their
: spay stitches removed. Anymew, I despise going to the
: vet. I get really ugly when I go to the vet. I growled
: and hissed, and complained throughout my exam. So here
: is what mom found out.
: (1) I have had a heart murmur for a long time. Mom
: knew about that. Now I have an irregular heartbeat.
: The vet said it sounds like a gallop.
: (2) My kidneys have shrunk (or shrank) and are
: failing. That is probably the cause of my bad breath.
: The same thing happened to Angel Fred. The vet said
: they go hand in hand (or paw in paw in our case).
: (3) I've gone from 8 lbs. to a little over 5 lbs. Now
: that is over an almost 5 year period. Since I have
: been healthy and I stay inside, mom hasn't taken me to
: the vet since 2013. Since it upsets me so much, she
: was okay with this arrangement. I was too.
: (4) It's just a matter of time before I will be
: crossing the Bridge.
: The vet recommend against having a blood panel done. I
: was so upset and I'm so hard to handle, she was afraid
: I would go into cardiac arrest. And given when she
: found out with the exam, she said she was sure the
: results would tell her that my kidney function is very
: I'm on a prescription diet for now and I'm still
: showing an interest in food and water. As long as I'm
: not in pain and I'm getting up and around mom said she
: will cherish the time we have. Once my quality of life
: fades, she will help me cross the Bridge.
: Mom is sad, but she accepts the fact that with so many
: senior cats our time with her is on the short side. I
: don't know how much time I have left with her. It may
: be a few weeks or it may be a few months. I've had a
: wonderful, long, and happy life with mom. I'm not
: ready to say farewell just yet, but I know the time is
: drawing close.
: One-Eyed Fiona
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