Two days ago when we got home in the evening after being away for three hours our beloved cat Obi was resting at his favourite spot. When he didn't react when we called him, I went to check on him and he was dead! He was only nine years old and we cannot understand what caused this sudden and unexpected death. He seemed healthy except that he ate a little bit less and slept a lot lately but we thought it is because of the heat. Our house is pretty cool though and he never had any symptoms like short breath or drooling. He even had some food while we were away. When we found him he looked very peaceful with no signs of distress like vomiting or cramping. He just lay there as usual waiting for us and must have basically died in his sleep. Most likely he must have suffered a heart attack? I am so sad and shocked to learn about so many sudden deaths with otherwise healthy and young cats. We miss him terribly since he was a true family member and such a great company.
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Hi Sabine, Thanks for your kind words after the loss of our beloved Ogies, from Sedgfield, South Africa. . My heart goes out to you! There seems to be no end to the grief. We must try and find solace in the fact that we loved and cherished them so much, however difficult it might be! A long and lonely road lies ahead for me without my little partner by my side.RegardsJules
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I can fully understand what you are going through. It is like loosing a very close and true friend. We took Obi in from a shelter in Cairns and he lived with us for almost two years here in Australia. Then we moved to Switzerland for 6 years and took him with us. He adapted greatly with the new environment and very different climate. Once he was lost for four days and when he was found in the cellar of some neighbours hiding behind their golf gear we were overjoyed! We moved back to Australia in late 2014 and again he had settled in perfectly well living with us in the rainforest. For him the passing over must have been very peaceful but we are just grief-stricken. What you had with Ogies was so very special and it will stay in your heart forever. It is just a small consolation but you have found him and he didn't go missing. We also have buried Obi in our yard and I think some of Obis energy is still around us. Kindest regards, Sabine
Hello All, I am here because I have and am still suffering at the hands of HCM. I am working on compiling a database of all the breeders who are producing HCM positive kittens regardless of the status of the cats they continue to breed. You see. Just because their breeding cats scan negative doesn't mean anything and they prey on all of our weak hearts in hopes that we will just except it and move on when we approach them with news of the death or oncoming demise of our loved ones. There are many breeders out there breeding cats that they full well know are producing cats with a VERY high probability of having HCM and in many cases kittens are showing evidence of these death sentence as early as 4 months old. Until we all get together and start holding these breeders accountable they will just continue to breed these cats until they themselves die of the very horrific disease they spread like wildfire. So I beg you, If you have had or have a feline love that has passed or is on it's way. Please just let me know the cattery name and if possible the full name of the parents your baby came from. I just want this atrocity to stop. Please help me and most of all help the wonderful breed we all love so much. Otherwise it will never end and the pain will continue and the grief will go on forever.
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