December 9th 2013 4:50 pm
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Mama Alex here:
Today we had to take one of the Ferals into the vet to be put down. The vet couldn’t say for sure what had happened when he examined him, whether he’d possibly been hit by a car or maybe even shot – not an impossibility here in the country, only that he had an injury to his lower spine, paralyzing his hind end. I can’t even say for sure which Feral it was, though we know he was one of the black males without a blaze on his chest, and he would let me pick him up. Given that, I believe it was one of the Sevens - Seven Point One, as we renamed him after the Foster family brought him back saying he wasn’t trainable. I will say that this sweet boy - supposedly untrainable – the whole time that I held him, even though he must have been in great pain, made no move to bite, uttered no growl, no hiss. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear about the feral. Thank you for your kindness, Mama Alex, and helping him to the Bridge to release him from his pain - rest in peace Seven Point One.
Thanks, Natasha. We debated about coming on again after having left, only to bring sad news. But we're all feeling upset about it - indoor crew, too, as well as the humans. Everyone seems subdued.
We miss you guys. Glad you posted about the feral, although it is very sad. That's what we love best about Catster; everyone here understands the heartache associated with losing a kitty.
It is good to hear from you. Catster is such a unique place where we can share the thrills, the comedies, and the heartaches of our beloved relationships. Sorry you had to say goodbye to your feral friend. We are here for you.
Purrs for a good journey, 7.1
We are sorry to hear about the sad loss of one of the ferals. But we are glad you were there to hold him in loving arms as he made his journey over the Rainbow Bridge. We miss hearing from all of you so much. We hope you are all doing well, other than this sad loss, and staying warm. Love from Harley, Cody, Raj and their mom.
Thanks, Jacks, Monster and Raj. Everyone else is doing well, glad to say. We'll still stop in from time to time, I think. Sorry that this time was to bring sad news.
I'm sorry to hear this sad news. Your family takes such good care of these cats who wouldn't otherwise stand a chance. He was lucky for the time he had to have people care for and about him. I know he will be missed. And Samhain, you know that some people take the attitude that former ferals like us aren't trainable or are somehow inferior to other kitties. They don't know what they are missing.
Sending our hugs. We have lost outdoor feral kitties and know that the pain is the same as losing an indoor one. We form an attachment all the same. We are sorry for your loss.