kim found her dead this morning laying next to the food bowl. misty was about 16 years old and has been healthy and doing fine so her death was a shock. i checked her over carefully..good body weight, coat condition, no sign of any infection or illness..it looks like she just was having a snack and her heart gave out for some reason? now i am worried that she too was frightened by the sudden firework explosions last night right next to us and if her heart was failing, did it started a cardiac event?
bottom line is, i don't know why she suddenly died...she seemed perfectly fine to us and no one noticed any changes. the problem is that things can change in an instant on these elderly animals and if it is the middle of the night..i might not see.
rest in peace sweet misty, i am praying we did not miss anything.