Honey-cat died unexpectedly at the vets this afternoon. Her bloodwork showed massive kidney failure, the vet feels given the extent of the damage that she was teetering on a thin thread for quite awhile, with maybe an underlying undiagnosed cancer and the stress of losing her home, toppled her to the bad side of everything. This stunned me as I had just called to see if she could come home this afternoon, I did not expect to hear that she had gone just moments before. This is the problem with senior, life-long cats losing their homes at such a critical age. I try to explain the risks to families but they think if the cat seems healthy and fine at home, they will sail thru the stress of major loss. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't. I honestly thought until this weekend that Honey had done well. I hate this, because in the end, I carry the guilt...Honey would have preferred to end her life at home and not here and I let her come.
that really sucks, carol. i never even got to make her a page. go find those brownies.