We finally discovered that we should be looking in our spambox more often.
Today we met Melanie in town and she asked if we had gotten the pictures of Oscar (The maine coon formaly known as Amarula ;-)).
We were very surprised as we did not remember receiving an email. Therefore we checked our spam and surprise surprise, there it was.
Apparently he loves playing with water (from the sink, the toilet or the shower). We also found out that Oscar had made a visit to the vet, in his case that he is an it now 🙂 he has been neutered, butis still very playfull together with his little friend.
To finish this post of I will include a couple of pictures.
Today is a very sad day. We had to say goodbye to our Red.
The story started 3 months ago. When he came out of the USA he had a cold. We did not think much of that. He had been on the road for a long time. Nevertheless we went to the vet and she described antibiotics. When we were done with the antibiotics the cold was over. We then decided to take him to the show in Salzburg, where he did extremely well. When we came back he again had a cold. A new treatment with antibiotics did the trick. He was growing nicely to over 5 kilo’s. We then decided to give it another try with the show in Hellevoetsluis. After the show he unfortunately did not feel well. He lost 700 gramms in weight. After a week or so he started growing again. Not very fast, but at least growing. Because he was doing ok at that time (as it seemed) we decided to take him to the show in Berlin. He really liked it there, as he did all the shows. Little red loved the attention.
After Berlin, he had a little cold, but we decided not to give him antibiotics. That went reasonably ok. The only “worrying” part was that we did not get him on 5 kilo again. So his weight remained unchanged. Slowly he started eating less and less. From the canned food he only took the sauce part and a couple of meat chuncks.
About a week ago he also started sleeping more and his activity levels also went down. Furthermore his belly got a bit thicker. Anneke was worried about this. Yesterday evening we decided to go to the vet. She proposed to do a blood analysis. Unfortunately that did not work, so we decided to give it another try this morning when the vet had the opportunity to sedate him. After we brought him, the vet took some blood, but also decided to get some fluid out of his belly. This fluid was thick and yellow and she was able to pull strings. This left only one conclusion possible. FIP ………
As I already drove to work, I immidiately returned, picked up Anneke and both drove to the vet. We there decided to let him go.
We will have him cremated and he returns home on Thursday.
This evening, as usual when a cat passes away, we lit our stars.
We have a female cat which we call Puccas. She was born March 11, 2005 and is a beautiful black tabby double white lady. Officially she is called Sunroof, but we are calling her Pucca since we have her.
Unfortunately Pucca is not feeling very happy for some time now. She is more or less the lowest in rank. We were already thinking what we should do to solve this “problem”. Then completely out of the blue Ronald called and wanted to ask if we had a cat which would be available for relocation for his mother. Well, adding one and one together was not very difficult then.
We made an appointment for them to pay Pucca a visit and see if Annie (Ronalds mother) would like Pucca and if Pucca would like Annie. The evening of the visit Pucca was sitting on Annies lap all the time and that was for us a good indication that the two liked each other.
The result was that we then had to make an appointment to get Pucca spayed and that happened yesterday. I brought Pucca to Mieke (the vet) in the morning and when I called around lunchtime to check how she did, Pucca was already waking up and doing great.
I could pick her up between 3 and 4 and when we came home she immidiately started to walk around, eat something and of course go to the toilet.
All in all I think Pucca feels very well. We now have to wait until the stitches can go out (about 10 days) and make an appointment to bring Pucca to her new house and her own private staff :-).
We think it will be very good for her and she will get all attention she needs from Annie.