25 October 2010

Our Cat, Mopsy.

You know it's not a good thing when the cat can barely raise her head, can't control her bladder AT ALL, and sleeps in the litter box for a couple of days.  She just got out and drank some water.  She's over 17 years old, so I'm not fooling myself that she's a spring kitten... but things are not looking quite so dire right now.  Getting out and drinking something means she's going to stay with us for a little bit,  I should imagine.

All that in-between sick but not well but not so close to the end is very difficult for the children.  I had prepared them for the worst.  Now the kitty is raising her head, but still lying in her own filth in the litter box.  Our cat would NEVER have done that before.  She's just so exhausted, but seems to enjoy having an occasional visitor to the litter box.

I'm hoping whatever happens, that she doesn't remain sick for long.  I know there are many bad things that need prayer, but can you pray that our cat either recovers soon, or peacefully goes to the place that good cats go after they pass away?  Thanks.

9 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, Mrs.C. That is a drag. I hope all the kids will be okay.

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  2. Poor dear! I will say a prayer for your dear kitty.

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  3. Thank you! I kept washing her and putting her on towels at first, but she kept crawling back into the box. It's hard watching her suffer like this. :(

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  4. Oh MrsC! I'm a cat person & will definitely keep your Mopsy in my prayers because I know the God who made felines to be so beautiful & loving loves his creation even more than we do. ♥

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  5. Wow! 17 yrs old? I have never been around a cat that old. That's amazing. So basically he's older than your kids. So was she yours before you got married or his?

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  6. Mrs. C.- I am sorry to hear this. I love cats, always have. It broke my heart to lose my first two. I swore off cats for the rest of my life....until we got the third one. I will pray for Mopsy, furbabies have no idea just how much they really do mean to us sub-par humans. You are such a good kitty Mom to keep cleaning her up, knowing it's not how she would want to be if she were in her right frame of mind. Prayers for everyone-

    Hugs,

    Jenn

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  7. Losing them slowly is the worst. I'm so sorry.

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  8. My cat made it to 18, last spring. The last couple of years, we replaced cat litter with shredded newspaper. At least that way it is soft and doesn't irritate her feet.

    When it's time to let her go, it will be really clear. I pray the kitty enjoys the time she has left and continues to bring you joy.

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