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- We should all be so lucky as to be reincarnated into cats with caregivers
From: brunobaby <brunobaby@...>
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Date: Sunday, December 03, 2000 9:29 PM
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>>Your letter also made me realise that *if only* we'd known what
>>Muggley's problem was earlier, we could have done more to help him.
>Carina, your letter reminds me that we've been very, very lucky with
>Of course, it's hard to remember how lucky we feel when we've been
>praying for a good EKG and when he acts like his meds are some alien
>substance we're trying to poison him with.
>We've been lucky to have vets who specialize in cats, and who don't
>dismiss my claims of Pongo looking "off" but who take the owner's word
>for it and know what to look for.
>And it's so tough to judge a cat's health because they hide their
>symptoms so well. God only knows how long Pongo's heart had been giving
>him problems before we began to suspect something was "off" -- could
>have been months!
>A friend of mine had even less warning. Her 14-year-old cat presented no
>symptoms other than lack of appetite one morning, which she chalked up
>to the heat wave, and she came home from work to find the cat stone cold
>dead on the floor.
>I've seen Cardiomyopathy referred to as the major cause of sudden death
>That's not a comforting thought, and makes you want to constantly
>monitor their sleeping respiration to make sure they still *have*
>respiration. Which can seriously deprive you of a life, since cats seem
>to spend so much of their time sleeping at any age. <G>
>And when I torture myself over whether or not I'm doing enough for
>Pongo, whether I should have suspected something sooner, what else can I
>do for him, make him bionic? I have to remind myself that I've given my
>cats a lot of doting care all their lives, that nothing could have
>protected them from the maladies of old age, and that all in all,
>they've had a better life than most animals on this earth, and even a
>lot of people.
>I hope that's some kind of comfort for you, and I hope your other cats
>are doing well.
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