Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Body Blows

We knew the day would come when one of our fosters ended up being euthanised. We never imagined it would come in such a way.

Seamus is sicker than we thought. He has a nasty, very contagious virus that would be with him the rest of his life. Because he has been with the Blossoms, who are showing signs of the same virus, the shelter has made the decision that the four of them should be euthanised. They are not allowed to process them any further, or keep them on foster.

Fui and Suey are to be quarantined, and I will have a good talk with my vet to see what we should do next.

The babies are stuffing themselves at the moment with their favourite stinky goodness. They have an afternoon of cuddles scheduled, and then will make the trip back.

My heart feels very heavy today.


The Blossoms and Seamus made a peaceful journey to the Bridge this afternoon. Our vet believes Fui and Suey will be fine, as they are fully imunised adults who had minimal contact with the babies.


Pablo said...

Oh, the poor little things. How heartbreaking! We're thinking of you today. Purrrs. Do let us know how things go with Fui and Suey.

Cory said...

We are so sorry to hear that...we got sucker punched when our dear stray Benjamin was diagnosed with FIP and had to be euthanized...we were so scared for everyone else in the house since they lived with him for 6 months...and all worked out ok. We know it's scary, but taking in these little darlings is still a wonderful thing to do...we anxiously will wait to hear how everything goes with Fui and Suey. Purrs to you all.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sad to hear this...our hearts are heavy too...:-(

MoMo said...

I am sooooo sad to hear this. Hope all goes well with Fui and Suey.

Thankyou for coming over to visit me when I was sick and for all the healing purrs that you left. I am much better now.

Cat with a garden said...

I can hardly believe these news. I am very sad for the kittens and for you. It is heartbreaking! I am purring very hard for Fui and Suey!

Parker said...

Our hearts go out to you for having to say good-bye to those darlings. At the very least, they knew love because of you.
We are so very sorry.

Everycat said...

I am so sorry to read this awful news. You worked so hard to give these four sweethearts a good life whilst they were with you. They knew, love and comfort which is much more than many cats ever know. We didn't know they all had a virus, we are wondering which virus it was and hope that Sui and Fuifui will be ok.

We send you endless rumbly purrs and love

Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum

Pablo said...

Just came back to check for an update. What a sad day. Thanks so much for loving and caring for those babies. Glad that things are looking good for Fui and Suey.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Oh No!

Such a tragic thing to happen. The PM is all leaky eyed for you. At least you gave them some wonderful days of love.

So so sorry.

Purrs and {{hugs}},
Goldie, Shade, Banshee and PM Danica

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

How terribly sad! :o( What virus did they have?

ZOOLATRY said...

This is very sad, yet we are thankful that Fui and Suey are safe and well.

Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn the sad news, my eyes are leaking all over. But I am comforted in knowing that they knew love, kindness, warmth and a fully belly while they were in your care. I wish things could have turned out differently. Soft purrs to you.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

WE wish we knew something to say to comfort you.
We know what you are doing is so very kind and caring and I know you said that one day this would happen, but we here personally never would have thought.
Momma is very leaky, sooo many little much time and love.. it is such a shame..
We is thinking of your family very much today..
Kinda warming puurs

Findlay Furs said...

OH my catness this is heartbreaking. Mommy is making me very wet... We are so sorry...we do not know what to meow...

Lux said...

We are so very sorry. I know that doesn't help too much, but we can imagine how you're feeling and just want to give you hugs.

Aniemother said...

Oh no.. I'm so very, very sorry!

Big hugs,
Ane & boys