Sweet Simone after Nina
A kind couple in Tara Hills called us: there was a cat coming to their door who looked pregnant. They didn't want her to have to give birth in the cold and wet (it was December). After some drama they caught her, thankfully, and brought her to us. They said she'd gotten bigger fast, and she looked like she might be ready to give birth. She didn't want to eat much at all. She was too frightened to let me give her medicine, but did let me stroke her a bit. The couple had been feeding her, but only dry food. We tried everything and of course gave her dry food. I was hoping that she would not give birth until we'd had a chance to improve her health and nutrition. Alas, and much to our shock, on the third morning, Dec. 21, we found her dead. Tragic and unexpected. One great consolation was, that once the rigor left her body, and I palpated her abdomen, there was nothing that felt like babies. She must have had some terrible cancer or FIP...feline infectious perionitus. Bless her soul. She know that she was loved and valued in her final days. Dear dear Simone!