This morning Mattie took leave of us. Over the last week it has been a struggle for her and she went from a cat fighting to live, to just simply existing.
Her coat looked like she had decided to roll in salad oil, even minutes after a bath. She was constantly licking her lips, she stopped eating and she wouldn’t move for a few days without heavy persuasion. When I would pick her up, it was like picking up a boulder. Instead of being fluid and relaxed in my arms- she was tight and clearly in pain. Brushing her, something she really used to love resulted in me being bit several times, and these were not love bites.
The vet came out last Sunday and took a look at her. He wanted to give her another depo shot (but it was to soon) So he just said to continue doing what we doing, stop the antibiotic (thinking that is why she stopped eating) and bring her in next week for a third shot.
She crawled under the bed last night, and I found her this morning. She was gone-
I am so sorry girl that you had such a rough life before you arrived here and then not an easy time when you got out of the house and vanished all those months. Thank you for coming back to us and I am sorry we let you down. You deserved so much better than what you ended up with. Say hello to Kodie for me and I hope we meet again, because you are such a wonderful kitty