I have read so many stories of sudden loss in the cat section. I have a 10 year old lab/mix. I pray I do not have to pour out my sorrow in that section for a long time. I have always thought myself to be a "dog person". Then Diesel came into my life. He was a "needy" one from the start. He may have been taken from his mom too soon. I picked him out. He was in a trailer home with a lady who had 3 nursing mother cats at the time. I brought him into vet the very next day. He grew to be a large sturdy cat. He was tipping the scale at 18 pounds. I tried to have him lose a pound over a two year span. I knew it should not be done too quickly. He just loved to eat. He was on a fixed schedule. I fed him every five hours. He would often paw me after 3&1/2 though. Last month before he died I had him at vet and he was at a goal weight. He was 16 pounds. Still a big guy, a healthy guy. I had a few questions. We did a baseline blood check. All was normal. Four days later he collapsed and was dead. I have done all the research i could do. I am a medical person. I am a retired nurse. I know these things happen but for Diesel, I could not accept it. Then I found this site. I see it happens all too many times. There is no comfort in this. To the contrary it pains me more. I feel for everyone who has lost their loved cat like this. Unlike dogs...cats only tell us they love us, not much more. I pray that we all heal. I pray we see our baby kitties again. I pray they are not missing us as we miss them. We would not want that pain for them. There are no words that can comfort us. I can only hug my dog, and that scares me too.
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