Its so sad to watch these proud independent creatures failing...my heart goes out to you all.
interesting in some of Kessie's behaviors.....purring thought to produce endorphins the 'feel good' hormones that may help cope with pain..
"internal vibrational therapeutic system to stimulate healing or measure of pain relief"
ratttle when breathing(?) indicates a fluid build up in the lungs...
I will send you a site that may interest you, a study done on cats (even the large cat species).....and purring or such sounds...
I found it interesting...also mentions of how the purring sound of the domestic cat can promote healing in us humble humans...
((hugs)) to you all and especially to Miss Kessie on her final journey♥
We had Kessie outside for awhile today, she chewed at the grass a little, had her nose in the breeze, alerted on some birds, lay and enjoyed the warmth.
She's getting wobbly when she walks, a wind gust almost knocked her over and she needed my help to jump up to a favorite perch...
Right now, she's caved up in her cat carrier, came out for a little while, not interested in any of her kitty fish, only ate a little people tuna.
If there were any justice in the universe Kessie would not be sick like this, but some deserving evil person would be. But, there is no justice save what we make by being the best people we can, and by caring for those we love.
There will be an ache for a long time, but I am praying that Cammie comes for her friend tonight.
I think Anita is finally letting herself know that Kessie may need our help soon to take that final journey.
I was wondering why in hell had I wake up this morning with a bad feeling.
Blamed the fact I couldnt see and play with baby Violeta and also my hormones.
Now I Know is more than that :-(
Be sure, Pip I will remind Kessie every year from now on since she'll be crossing the bridge the same day me and Lorrena will be "hanging one more year on the line "( paul simon sentence)
I still remember Fluffy, that did the same day of my retina surgery
Hugs Pip, lots of and strong ones to you,Anita, fellow cats, and, most of all Dear Kessie...
I'm so sad to read this. My heart goes out to you and Anita during this rough time. You both went above and beyond to do what's best for Kessie. And, she knows that. She couldn't have wished for better parents than the two of you.
Kessie remained patient and stoic to the end. Doc Knilans examined her and said the mass in her belly was definitely larger. Went over our observations of the past week and agreed that Kessie had been saying her goodbyes.
She didn't care to have her leg shaved a little so he could find a vein, but her complaint consisted of one annoyed meow. There was no struggling, no signs that this was a stressful time for her.
Once the injection was made, Kessie slipped away almost immediately.
Our little friend is now free to chew on the grass anytime she likes, to snuggle with Cammie or lay there and watch the birds flying in endless sunshine.
Until we meet again.
Before hand, we did spend about 1/2 hour outside in the yard. She chewed a little grass, but mostly just lay in the warmth. We could see she was having difficulty being comfortable. A least worst outcome.
So sorry to hear about Kessie. Below is poem from Kessie:
I'm Still Here
Please don't mourn for me. I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day, and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone, but I'm always near. I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart, as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so tired and knew my time on earth would fade
I saw an image of a place that’s trouble and pain free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Animals of every sort as healthy as could be.
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed
and new. No more diabetes or cancer.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I am alright.
That place is truly wonderful,
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we’re never far apart,
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.
Aww what a wonderful poem Laurent for Pip and Anita this is the second animal of a friend to go this last week so sad..you poem says it all ...prayers and thoughts with you Pip and Anita and dearest Kessie
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