Turbo - In Loving Memory

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Turbo - In Loving Memory, a male Domestic Shorthair

Photo Comments Sex: Male   Weight: 2 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Gotcha Date:
June 7th 2011

May 8th 2011

Orange & White Tabby

Curling up with his sister Tigger

Being trampled by the dog!

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Nap Spot:
On top of the cat house with his sister Tigger

Favorite Food:

He could melt your heart


Arrival Story:
My oldest kitty, Spook passed away in April after a long sickness. My wife and I are expecting our first child, Emma Elizabeth in December so we decided if we were going to adopt a new kitty we better do it so it's not a rain of terror still when our baby comes :) We checked out a farm outside a small town in Iowa and instantly fell in love with Turbo. My wife and I always wanted an orange tabby. While we were there we decided to adopt his sister Tigger too so he'd have someone to play with :)

Turbo was a joy, he was a wonderful, sweet, curious, intelligent kitten. He was climbing and jumping in no time with his sister in tow. Sadly we did not have a chance to enjoy his company for long :( On Friday July 22, 2011 Turbo starting feeling really crummy. On Saturday after work he was not feeling any better but our vet was closed until Monday. I thought about taking him to a 24/7 animal hospital (only 15 minutes away) but decided to wait until Sunday to see if he was any better. After work Sunday he wasn't any better so off to the hospital we went. They tested for viruses and he was negative so they did an x-ray and found some abnormalities in his GI tract so we left him overnight for observation. We visited him Monday after work and he seemed better but he still wasn't eating. The vet said he was vocal and friendly and we all thought his demeanor was better. The vet was concerned about him not eating still so we decided to give him one more night at the hospital. I received a call that night, the vet said he had thrown up again and they did an ultrasound on him and his kidneys appeared too large and they formed abnormally, he was born that way most likely. She didn't think there was anything they could do for him especially since he wasn't eating. I didn't want to make a decision that night so my wife and I visited him after work again Tuesday and he was no better. He hadn't eaten in days and he was really thin so they recommended we euthanize him. It was the most painful and difficult thing I have ever had to experience in my life, he was only 13 weeks old and was so full of life before he became sick. Even during our last visit he was still purring and looking around, he was just thin and weak. He left behind a sister from the same litter (Tigger), I feel horrible for her, they spent 24/7 together, eating, sleeping, grooming, etc. My poor baby boy never had a chance and I miss him so much, he was such a sweet and precious boy.

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Grief still so painful for my precious Scraggles

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June 20th 2011 More than 5 years!

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