Monday, November 21, 2011

Goodbye Our Sweet Kitty Karma

As many of you know 4 short months ago we took in a couple of kittens we found in our yard. One of the kittens (Woody who is black and white) got really sick and we thought he wouldn't make. The other kitten (Kitty Karma aka Punkin) stayed by his side and tried so hard to get him to play. Finally after we tried an alternative tratment he came around. He still has some real issues but he is up and running...literally all over the house! :0)

Then without warning Kitty Karma starting showing the same signs of neurological damage. We ran exhaustive tests and blood work. But she became paralyzed. In the end I had to carry her to the litter box and pick her up and hold her so she could eat. She was such a lovely kitten. Finally we had no other choice but to end her suffering. So on Friday November 18th we said our last goodbyes. I brought her home and buried her under our Blue Spruce.

I still feel out of sorts and keep second guessing if I could have done something different. I wonder why Woody made and she didn't. I can barely type this through the tears. I ask myself how could such a small bit of fluff in 4 months have such a impact on our lives? Our house seems quiet. Woody sniffs where she used to lay and wonders the house and cries as if he is calling for her. Even our dog Jasper seemed to know she was gone.

I think animals are amazing. That Friday evening I was sitting in my rocking chair in kind of in "numb mode" missing seeing her squeezed down in the arm of the love seat behind the pillow. Then all of a sudden Woody jumped up on me and laid across my chest just under my chin. Somehow his purr seemed louder than usual. He felt warmer too. He just curled up on me as if to say everything will be OK. And though I feel heartbroken over losing Kitty Karma, I still feel grateful to have had her even for 4 short months. She was one of the most loving and sweet kittens ever.

I hope you will enjoy the little time line of pictures of her and Woody. We may have only had her for 4 months but she lived large all 4 months! She helped us love more than we knew we could. We were so blessed to have her. :0)

Take care till my next post...