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Sunday, January 2, 2011

3 deaths in a span of less than 24 hours

I want to wish all our readers and fellow rescuers/fosterers a happy new year! i hope this year is better for all of us. May all our rescues go smoothly, our adoptions permanent and LOVING. Animal volunteer work is a roller coaster ride of emotions. We all ride the waves of pain, joy, heartbreak, sadness, and happiness. I want to be more effective this year and more vocal. Today is only the second day of 2011.. and guess what folks.. i have just lost three foster kittens. This does not bode well for the rest of the year. Oh please give me a sign that things will not carry on this way. Last year was awful. Give me some hope for this new one.

Rest in peace Bob, Smidge, and Smudge..
Smidge - tiny and helpless at a couple of days old, umbilical cord still attached, passed away on new years eve sometime between 10 and 11 pm.
Smudge - Smidge's equally tiny sibling, followed a few hours later.
Bob - about 3 weeks old, with eyes that had recently opened to take in the world, went into hypoglycemic shock yesterday, new years day, at around 1 pm, and none of my attempts to get him to swallow some glucose water worked. The little tyke could not swallow anymore. I was with him till he took his last breath.

Smidge & Smudge were under my care for only half a day before they crossed the rainbow bridge. They were found in a drain outside a car workshop. Honestly, I didn't have much hope they would make it. Little guys were just too far gone.
Bob was found in the store room of a house under some bags by a nice guy that adopted a kitten from me in 2009. I only had Bob for three days. He was doing amazingly well the night before he passed on. His death is a huge shock to me. I finally start fostering again and this is what happens. I hate hand-rearing.. I know that the very young ones are fragile, but losing 3 out of 3 is just fucking horrible. I don't know how to tell the rescuer that they have all died.




7 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry to hear this terrible news. Thank you for trying; Bob, Smidge and Smudge were so tiny, and certainly would have not had any chance whatsoever if not for your loving efforts.

I also hope this is a much better year for you. You do so much good, and you deserve a lot of positive Karma!

Piappies World said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. We pray that all will be better for you. We send you our prayers and positive vibes.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Anonymous said...

I'm glad all three kittens had the softness of your hands and heart with them during their short visit on earth.I foster cats and you are right-it can be difficult.Still, I am happy for all the animals' sake that we are here for them as they continue to be friends to us despite the suffering so many of them endure under humankind.
There are still three hundred and sixty-three days left to this year and so many of those days are sure to be wonderful!
Sophie

Kristine said...

I am so sorry to hear about their passing. How heart breaking. But at least their last moments were filled with your loving care, we have to take heart in that. No matter what, these three tiny kitties were loved and will be remembered.

Thanks for doing all you do to make the world a little better every day. I will be sending my most positive vibes your way.

Bobby said...

THAT IS AWFUL TO LOSE THE KITTENS, BUT THEY WERE LOVED AND CARED FOR IN THE END. WE HOPE IT ALL GETS BETTER FOR YOU FROM NOW ON.
WE WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR AND PLEASE DO NOT LOSE HEART, THEY NEED YOU SO MUCH.
LOTS OF LICKS XXX FROM BOBBY PIP, AND JOHN.

Au and Target said...

Poor kitties.

Just dropped by to say, Happy New Year! Hope it's successful, fun and just what you were hoping for....

ForPetsSake said...

I agree with the other comments here - you DID something! More than what was going to be done for them in any other hands. Please don't lose sight of that and what your loving hands meant for them in their few hours of life. compassion.