Max

Feb. 5th, 2011 10:33 pm
wordweaverlynn: (ireaper)
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Last summer Max came to us, a bouncy 3-month-old kitten with a purr like a Harley-Davidson. (That's why we called him Mad Max, Beyond Thunderpurr.) He was our amusement and consolation during the hellish days of fall when the household was going through painful upheavals. Max loved everybody, and everybody loved him. He even got Gabriel, our 12-year-old Madame Dignity, playing again.

A couple of weeks ago he grew lethargic -- maybe a virus. Nothing the vet could do helped, and we kept going back for more tests, newer medicines. The daily subcutaneous fluids and vitamins perked him up a little, and we hoped desperately that his innate vigor would overcome whatever was making him so sick.

An ultrasound yesterday showed that his kidneys were blocked by either lymphoma or FIP. Either way, untreatable.

Today we let him go.

Farewell, dearest Max. I am sure he is at play somewhere, chasing a spring across a polished floor or crouching on Death's foot (assuming Death has a recliner) before rushing at 90mph to kiss his face.

Also, Death? I know you like cats, But so do we. Leave us a few, OK?

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Date: 2011-02-06 09:46 am (UTC)
voske: (Pile of kittens)
From: [personal profile] voske
Oh, my sympathies.

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Date: 2011-02-06 12:22 pm (UTC)
oursin: Beatrix Potter's Mrs Tiggywinkle, wearing an apron, clasping her paws, and looking upwards (Mrs Tiggywinkle)
From: [personal profile] oursin
I'm sorry for your loss.

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Date: 2011-02-06 12:41 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
I'm so sorry about your kitty.

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Date: 2011-02-06 01:21 pm (UTC)
threeringedmoon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] threeringedmoon
I am so sorry.

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Date: 2011-02-06 04:00 pm (UTC)
0jack: Closeup of Boba Fett's helmet, angular orange stripe surrounding a narrow window on a greenish metallic field. (Default)
From: [personal profile] 0jack
I'm so sorry. :( That's heartbreaking.

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Date: 2011-02-06 05:07 pm (UTC)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
From: [personal profile] holyschist
I'm so sorry.

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Date: 2011-02-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
thornedillusion: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thornedillusion
I am so very sorry.

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Date: 2011-02-06 06:58 pm (UTC)
lavendertook: milli on couch curled and looking up (Milli looking up)
From: [personal profile] lavendertook
I'm so sorry. *hugs*

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Date: 2011-02-06 08:32 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
So sorry to read this.

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Date: 2011-02-06 09:26 pm (UTC)
jehanne1431: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jehanne1431
I am so sorry. My heart is breaking with you.

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Date: 2011-02-07 01:06 am (UTC)
egret: egret in Harlem Meer (Default)
From: [personal profile] egret
I'm so sorry.

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Date: 2011-02-07 01:41 am (UTC)
tenacious_snail: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tenacious_snail
most sincere condolences on your loss.

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Date: 2011-02-07 05:20 pm (UTC)
ysabel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabel
A few years ago I got a kitty on my birthday, and a year later he died of FIP on my birthday. It's so damn hard when they die so young. I feel for you.

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Date: 2011-02-08 07:49 pm (UTC)
mme_hardy: White rose (Default)
From: [personal profile] mme_hardy
Oh, *honey*. It's bad enough when senior cats die, but kittens? Intolerable, because you get them with hopes of not having to say goodbye for years.

*hugs*

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