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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Rest in Peace Peanut & Tigo <3

Peanut and Tigo were my teeny tiny foster kittens. I had just gotten them on Friday, Peanut passed away early this morning, and Tigo was euthanized this afternoon.

These precious babies were born, along with 3 other siblings, to a first-time mom who suffered from feline panleukopenia during her pregnancy. Their siblings all died within the first 12 hours, and mom rejected Peanut and Tigo after about a week. Their owners kept them for 2 weeks, feeding them canned food and cow's milk, before surrendering them to a local rescue. The rescue cared for them for a couple of days, and then they came to me.

The kittens both had severe cerebellar hypoplasia (I currently own 2 older kittens with the same condition), and had an extremely hard time getting around, or even holding their heads up.

They were doing great until Sunday evening when Peanut refused to eat, and Tigo was only eating 1/2 his normal feeding (at this point they were being fed proper kitten formula).

By 1am I knew that Peanut wasn't going to make it, so I kept him warm and comfortable, and had a cat purring video playing on a loop to help soothe him.
He passed away just before 5am, I was holding him against my chest and humming him lullabies, it was very peaceful.

By morning Tigo was starting to look a little glum as well. The rescue group took him to the vet that morning, and they recommended that he be euthanized, his internal organs were shutting down.
I left work early to go and be with him in his final moments, I didn't want him to be all alone.

They will be preforming necropsies on both kittens, and then cremating them tomorrow, the wonderful rescue is allowing me to keep their ashes.

I am so grateful for my time with these beautiful baby boys, even though with it way too short. They touched my heart in a way that I can not even explain. I will never forget them.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 05:12 PM
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I am so very sorry. How truly blessed they were to have you surround them with such profound and warm love.

Thank you so much for loving them so deeply and taking care of them, even if only for a very short time.

Eternal petpets and nose kisses, sweet little ones.
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RIP angels.
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Rest in peace sweet babies, you were well and truly loved.
I am so sorry for your loss, thank you for caring for those precious babies
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I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace sweet angels.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 07:52 PM
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Kaye, so very, very sorry...:'(
Such sweet wee ones...
You did make a matter at how short of a time, they had you...
Bless you and Tigo and Peanut...
They are now healed and playing at the Bridge...

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 09:15 PM
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It takes a very special person to put themselves through that grief in order to give an animal a chance. How rewarding that they didn't have to die alone and without any warmth or caring. I am so sorry they didn't make it but you were an angel for them.
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I am so sorry
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How heartbreaking kayepaye. These two little ones were lucky, though, to have found their way to you and to have someone care enough about them to be with them when they passed.
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I am really sorry for your loss. They were beautiful babies.
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