Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Panama, Pacific, Piper and Perkins
It was a short love affair. These kittens were trapped at McNab Park where the health of a lot of the cats is not good. I loved my four babies (they were about a month old) for a while then they had their vet check up. Two were feline leukemia negative and two were faintly positive. This meant we had to wait 2 more weeks for a retest and until then they had to be kept separate from the others so no one else in my house would be at risk. It was a long 2 weeks as the babies were kept in my spare bedroom. I spent a lot of hours in the bedroom keeping them company. Then came retest day which I went to with a heavy heart. Piper had been failing for 2 days. I kept giving him fluids but I could see he was hardly holding his own. The test showed 2 negative tests, one slightly positive test and a very, very positive test. I ended up leaving the babies at the vet's as I knew in my heart that things were not very good. I called the next day to check on my babies only to find out Piper, Perkins and a tortie girl were gone. I went to the vet's to identify the one surviving kitten. This was hard because it hit home that 3 babies were already gone. I gave a lot of love to Panama who looked so lonely by herself. Panama went to another foster home where she has had health issues too. It is a sad story. I was glad to love those babies as long as I had as I gave my heart to them.