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Old 08-25-2020, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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My oldest cat Muffin, a feisty tabby with dwarfed front legs, died today while under anesthesia for dental surgery (she had an infected tooth). She was 13 or so (the people I got her from weren't sure of her exact age). It was a shock when the veterinarian called me with the news, but at least she didn't pass in any pain. Muffin came from a woodshop as a kitten where she was kept so the owners dogs wouldn't harass her. Her spirit was always bigger than her size, and she would "box" with any other cat that interfered with her. Her dwarfed front legs gave her a funny bow-legged walk, especially as her back legs started to give way (she injured both rear ACLs, which didn't help), but she was still game to go out on the front porch. She never could "meow", but she did make a sharp "Arr, arr" noise like an angry pirate when she was hungry. Muffin - my little knee-bunting fighter.
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Old 08-25-2020, 11:24 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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So sorry to hear bungalove. What a terrible and unexpected thing to happen. I can tell by your description that she knew she was loved. I wish you peace in your heart and know you will meet sweet Muffin again.
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Old 08-25-2020, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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So sorry to hear bungalove. What a terrible and unexpected thing to happen. I can tell by your description that she knew she was loved. I wish you peace in your heart and know you will meet sweet Muffin again.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. It was a shock when the vet called, although I feared this might happen with the anesthesia at her age. The vet said her heart was doing well but the preliminary bloodwork showed her kidney disease was more advanced than we had thought. The combo of the strain from that and the anesthesia might just have been too much for her. Thank heavens I still have my other 3 and my late sister's cat. I'll be hugging the bejeezus out of them tonight for sure.
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Old 08-26-2020, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Just read a post of yours in another thread and saw that you had lost a kitty.

I am so, so sad to read this, and am sending you huge hugs. All of us in the Cats forum know and understand the pain you are feeling.
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Old 08-26-2020, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Just read a post of yours in another thread and saw that you had lost a kitty.

I am so, so sad to read this, and am sending you huge hugs. All of us in the Cats forum know and understand the pain you are feeling.
Thank you. She's the only cat in 30 years that I wasn't with when she passed. Of course she was already anesthetized for surgery but I feel so bad that she was all alone at the vets the night before so she would fast and they could monitor her. I'm sure she was scared and I feel so bad about that. I'm just glad I cuddled her before they came outside and got her, but it doesn't seem like enough.
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Old 08-28-2020, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Sorry for your unexpected loss of your kitty, that is so sad. I'm afraid of this very same thing happening to my 16 year old, so have decided not to do any dental work. Yes, at least your kitty went peacefully, no pain, so that is a little bit of solace. RIP Muffin.
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