Favorite Toy: The turbo scratcher and any other toy that looks fun
Favorite Nap Spot: Mom's bed, and chairs around the room
Favorite Food: Acana Grainfree
Skills: being invisible to stewie, he doesn't bug me, Mol.
Arrival Story: We adopted Moppie through the last vet I worked at, he was approximately 4-6 weeks old at the time. Someone had found him outside somewhere and had brought him in, it had looked like he had been out for a little while. We took him in, we had Blade as a kitten then too and they instantly got along perfectly. They have been best furriends ever since
Bio: Moppie was very friendly, he loved giving out headbonks, especially to Blade and our dog Stewie. As a kitten he was a professional toe catcher at night. He has grown to be a big manly cat, who can be shy to any new situations. He has always had a weird habit of licking toys to death. He never ate toys, not until the very end. He was an amazing cat, we love him very much, he is greatly missed.
It's been a long hard week for us here, a week ago today Moppie passed on to the bridge. At this time we were preparing to go into surgery to see what was wrong. Time went by quickly in some ways but slowly in others.
It's hard to look back and not wish you did things a bit differently. Like not buying the toy in the first place, or getting an endoscopy done in the first day, or going in for surgery earlier. But I know things could have been complicated either way. I guess looking back is part of the process of recovering from the shock and stress of the situation. I know I did my best for him. Plus I had vets second opinions along the way...
I am grateful I was able to be there for him at the end, even though it was only for a minute, he passed just as I petted him one last time...
Now that I'm back at work this week, I talked to the doctors about what happened. The doctors had done some discussing and research over the few days after, and are suspecting Moppie may have had underlying cardiomyopathy (heart problem). Which would explain the sudden crashing at the end of surgery when things had been going so well. Although we did not do an autopsy to confirm their suspicion.
We appreciate all the outpouring of love from all our furriends here on catster. I am glad Moppie was loved and had made an impact on others lives while he was here. Thank you so much for being here for us during this hard time.. Thank you to all the Angels for welcoming Moppie to Rainbow Bridge, he will be there watching out for others now that he is an Angel.
Moppie's tag will be hanging on my necklace and close to my heart for quite some time... Blade is doing fairly well, he still looks around a bit when I feed him before he starts eating (he is a food motivated cat, so I take it he is looking for Moppie). He asks for a lot of attention and pets, especially when it's time for bed.
One odd thing I found was the night before Moppie's surgery we took him home. He just picked a spot in his bed and settled for the night. But in the morning when we were getting ready to go back to the vet, I picked Blade up and he started growling, I wonder if he knew something bad was going on... He has never done that before and has not done that since.
Anyways. Thank you everyone. We love you all, and wish good health on everyone,
Headbonks, Blade and Angel Moppie
And a special thank you from Mom - Michelle
Bad news, we went into surgery tonight, respected a good 5-10cm of intestine which had been perforated by the toy that was ingested. All was going well with surgery until he crashed near the end. He was revived. We brought him to the emergency to monitor, but he passed away a few hours later...
Blade has been missing him a lot the past few days.
I will miss him greatly. I am writing this as closure for myself and also for him. He had a good life up until now. I hope he knows he was well loved.
Headbonks from Moppie. He was friendly up until the end, he loved attention even when he wasn't feeling well.