October 1999 - March 11th 2011
Some of you have noticed that I've been quiet the last few weeks. That was because of my concern over the absolute sweetie I referred to as my nemesis, madame Cally. She had gone off her food after her annual in January, and started dropping weight like a stone. After a couple of visits to my lovely local vets, a blood test last week confirmed that she was in kidney failure. A second steroid injection and an attempt at medication failed, as we couldn't get her to take her pill if she wouldn't eat. Finally, she stopped eating completely on Wednesday night.
After watching Cally's walk develop a distinct wobble, even though she was still getting up on the car and was chasing a butterfly today, I decided that it was cruel to let her slowly starve to death.
So she went to sleep quietly this afternoon, with me with her her the whole time. Tam - ts5000 - bless her, was home and dropped everything to meet me at the vets.
Cally was an independent, self-sufficient cat who was happy to sleep for hours on top of the car or in my wardrobe, as long as she knew where I was, but the villa seems too quiet now.
A light on the horizon, though, is the card in my bag for a local cat rescue society who is always looking for homes. I suspect there's going to be much swearing in my near future, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The villa needs a cat. *nods*
Bye bye, my Cally girl. I wouldn't have missed the last eleven years for anything.