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Well, FI and I decided to name the kitten Moxie.
Unfortunately, I received an email from the woman fostering her this morning. Moxie passed away last night. Between then and my last update, she stopped eating. They force fed her, took her to the vet daily for IV fluids to prevent dehydration, gave her meds. She lasted 3 days longer than the vet thought. She did, indeed, have moxie. Apparently this is common for abandaned/orphaned kittens. The vet said usually one in a litter of orphans will make it.
While I didn’t have her yet and only met her once, she was my kitten and I loved her. I imagined her and Stormy carrying the rings at the wedding. I imagined coming home and trying to find the tiny girl in my room, all of the cuddles. Part of me thinks I should have done something. Called more often, visited, shown her someone wanted to be her forever home and love her. I know it wouldn’t have helped and they did everything they could, but I just can’t believe she’s gone and I didn’t get to say goodbye.
I’m sorry for the sad post. I really appreciated y’alls help picking the best name for this sweet kitten. Everyone’s told me, there are others, you can get another kitten. She was one of a kind and irreplaceable. I’m really gonna miss Moxie.
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I’m sorry! She was adorable.
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@HonoraryNerd: I’m so sorry! I promise you that her foster mom’s home *was* her “home” while she was there – she wasn’t worried about her future, about whether she had another/new home to go to. I’ve fostered many kittens and I loved every one of them. I completely believe that they did everything possible for her. Little kittens are fragile, sadly.
Could you do something to say goodbye now? Light a candle for her or donate something to a shelter in her name? Maybe that would help. Other than that there’s only time, and knowing that you can honor her memory by taking in another kitten/cat when and if you’re ready.
Post # 6
I know how sad it is to lose a pet. My cat and her kittens died a while back and I was crushed.
I don’t know if it helps to say this, but you will love again. The father of my kittens was very upset after they died, and wandered around the area crying (this was when I was living abroad near a feral cat colony… the cats interbreed with the local wildcats and take on some of their behaviours, including father cats playing a more active role in feeding the young). I ended up taking in Daddy cat, who is now sitting next to me, and I love him more than almost anything in the world.
A few weeks later, I also found a tiny abandoned kitten, no more than a few weeks old, whom I fed with a medical syringe. She is also sat next to me now. She’s my little companion.
I promise you that love is possible the second time around!
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@HonoraryNerd: Awe honey, I’m so sorry. 🙁
Post # 9
@Jijitattoo: Thank you so much for your comment. It did make me feel better. The blessing of the animals is coming up at my church. I think I will light a candle for her. I won’t be ready for a new kitten anytime soon, but one day perhaps.
Post # 10
So sorry! I have raised many orphaned kittens and I have found I get a far beter survival rate when I use homemade formula and add colostrum powder to it before serving. Perhaps you could share that info with the foster Mom and your vet someday.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Oh I’m so sorry 🙁 RIP sweet little Moxie
Post # 13
So sorry. Grieve as you need, but keep your heart open to the next furry baby who needs a forever home. Sending healing thoughts…
Post # 15
i am so sorry to hear this.
Post # 16
What a kind heart you have. Moxie would have had a great human mommy. 🙂