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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Lost another cat

We had gotten a two tone tuxedo cat as a kitten rescue last year. She was named Bella after Bella Swan. I didn't pick it out. If I had named after a Twilight character, it would have been Alice.

So, at first Bella was just like any other Kitten when we got her. With the exception that had a cold. Which we doctored on with vet prescribed meds. Eventually when she reach adulthood, we slowly began introducing her to the outdoors. Occasionally letting her sleep inside at night. As an adult, Bella became a somewhat of a skidish cat. Making the task of bringing her in of a night somewhat of a challenge for me. As she would not respond to any method of calling her to come. I suspect that a contributing factor was the fact that being held was at times a rather uncomfortable experience for her. Just picking her up any way would get modest meow, as if she was trying say no. When she was inside, her skidisness would go away and she would become a very humble cat. Which I found to be very odd. It was as if she had two personas. A indoor persona: loving and kind, and an outdoor persona: wild and timid.

A couple of months ago we moved to another house. Some time after, a change came over Bella's outdoor persona. She wasn't as quick to run from me as she had been at the other house. At nights, laying at my feet under my desk became her favorite napping spot, unless I tried to pet her. Then she would briefly move to another spot.

Earlier today, Bella died from unknown causes. The day before, bell had started vomiting. To prevent a mess I took her outside. On the way out exiting my bedroom, she began to panic. Something she had never done before. I sat her outside and watched her off. I noticed that her walking was staggered while leaving. I figured that it was a simple illness and that she could handle. So I went to take nap. I was awoken with the news that Bella was laying at the front steps with erratic breathing and that a few minutes later, she went under the porch swing to lay. Afterwords, she was gone.

Bella was a unique cat and was too young to die. I do wish I knew what was the cause of her death for closure, but maybe I'll never know. I will miss having her around.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 10:49 PM
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Sounds like she ate/drank something poisonous.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 10:56 PM
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I am sorry for your loss. She was a pretty cat.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 09:40 PM
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I am so sorry for you loss. She was beautiful....
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 12:06 AM
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Very pretty girl. Sorry for your loss.

I was thinking the same thing MowMow was; ingested something toxic/poisonous
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 12:35 AM
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How old was she? She was a beautiful girl and I am deeply sorry for the loss.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 01:12 AM
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I'm so sorry for the loss of Bella. It's always so hard to lose a kitty, but it seems somehow particularly unfair when they're so young.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 05:44 AM
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I'm so sorry. It sounds like it may have been going on for awhile.
You say you lost "another" cat. Is this a pattern you can discern or do you think it is just a terrible coincidence you have lost more then one young cat? (I'm not judging, but wondering if there are mean neighbors outside?)

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 02:30 PM
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My first thought was poison but re-reading what you posted, I wonder about some degenerative disease.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 02:55 PM
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I don't think a degenerative disease would progress so fast.
Why do you think the cats need to be outside? The number of dangers outside are far too many to be worth it. Sounds to me like she wanted to live inside, why not let her? You did have have her spayed? Just that you never mentioned it.
Why on earth did you not take her to a vet?
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