Thursday, August 26, 2021

Sad News, New Cat and a Card

The past two weeks have been extremely hard! My best kitty friend passed away of a heart attack at home. One minute I'm feeding him treats and doing dishes, he runs off to the bedroom and then I heard a dreadful yelp. When I got to the bedroom he was unresponsive, we drove him to the emergency vet but nothing could be done, he was gone. He was my shadow and followed me around the house. At nine months old we adopted Mr. Dickens and then we found out he had a heart condition. He got all the best vet care along with yearly heart ultrasounds and bloodwork. His last visit was two months ago and everything looked good. We were hopeful we still had many more years with him, he had just turned 8 years old in July. His passing was so traumatic on us and our other cats. Now my heart is broken and my house feels so empty!💔 

For a long time I've felt a tug to help senior cats. The passing of Mr. Dickens sent me on a search for a senior cat to help. I found an 18 year old female cat that was at the shelter because her owner went into a memory care facility. I put in my application to adopt her, but she was adopted by a lady who specializes in helping senior cats. I was just thrilled she was no longer in the shelter! While I was at the shelter the staff recommended an 11 year old male that was surrendered by his family because they wanted a kitten (don't get me started on how mad this makes me). When I picked him up he immediately rubbed my face with his head. He is such a sweetie, but the poor guy smelt like a litter box! He didn't deserve to be in the shelter, so my hubby and I agreed we needed to help him. His name is Tommy and since his adoption he has been very sick. He has been home a couple of times but has spent 6 days at the veterinarian. Cats do not like change and all the stress gave him an awful upper respiratory infection. He is doing better and hopefully he will be fully recovered soon. My heart is still broken and will be for a long time, but it now has another purpose of helping Tommy get better. I may have jumped into helping another cat a little too soon after losing Mr. Dickens, but for Tommy we came along at the purr-fect time.   

Now onto the card I made for our veterinarians to thank them for taking care of Tommy. It features stamps from the Newton's Sick Day stamp set by Newton's Nook and the images were colored with Copic markers. The patterned papers are from the It's A Party paper pad by Pink & Main. The design is simple and one I use a lot for quick cards. Well, that's it. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

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  1. Thinking of you!! I'm sorry for your loss and I hope that Tommy is home soon and feeling better! Cute card!

  2. Tommy is a very lucky cat, and your card is just perfect! Thank you for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  3. Andrea you have a heart of gold,I wish Tommy many happy years with you,love the card you created as a thank you for the vets

  4. Andrea I'm so sorry about the loss of your kitty friend. It's always so hard to lose them as they are so much a part of the family. I wish Tommy well! I'm sure the Vet will love your sweet Thank You card.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss! Thank you for taking in a senior cat; I hope he is all well soon! Praying for all of you as you heal! Your card is wonderful; I bet they liked it a lot!

  6. Oh my goodness - I am so sorry for your sudden loss :-( Thank you for adopting Tommy and I hope he gets better soon and come come home. xoxox
    Such a super sweet card you made. Thank you for taking time to come and play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE =^..^=

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