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June 15th 1999
Gray and White
Laying in sunbeams, staring out the window, sleeping on my lap
the noise the garbage truck makes, the vacuum cleaner, and the sound of the freezer when it's running
Red colored catnip toys
Favorite Nap Spot:
my feet, her blanket, her fleece bed
anything, especially deli turkey and fried chicken licked off your hands
being both cute and psycho at the same time
She was given to me as a present since I mentioned I had always wanted a cat. We had lost a dog in our family a while back, a beagle/collie mix, so my parents were not too excited about having another pet. I cried and pouted for three days before my dad gave in.
My dear cat passed away in 2011 and I still feel horrible about having to end her suffering. She had developed diabetes and urinary issues early spring, and after two months of injections and testing, special diet food was able to control both health problems. Things were going so well over the summer, until late August when my cat became listless, and refused to eat or drink. I rushed her to the vet, and an x-ray showed she had a massive tumor in her abdominal region. I brought her to a vet specialty hospital for overnight monitoring and to get her an ultrasound in the morning. The vet said it could be possible to remove the tumor, but it had grown so fast in such a short time that it was extremely likely that it had spread to other areas of her body that we didnt see yet, plus she was in the starting stages of kidney/liver failure since she wouldn't eat. I had the heart-wrenching task of finally deciding it was best to let her go, but i had to do it over the phone since the vet hospital was over an hour away and I was working (needless to say my coworkers sent me home since I was a mess). I still feel a lot of guilt about not being there for her at the very end, even though I said my goodbyes to her the night before since i knew in my heart that this was probably the end. I know I did the right thing by her after 12 years of wonderful companionship since her quality of life would not have been ideal if we had gone through with the tumor removal. But I still get very upset thinking about that day. Life isn't the same without her.
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August 23rd 2011 11:17 am
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I am sorry to say that my precious baby has passed. A softball sized tumor that grew in just a few months took my baby away. I got to say goodbye before the end, and i hope she's in a better place now. I will love you forever, Mysti.
August 23rd 2011 4:44 am
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Mysti is usually a very active kitty and loves snuggles. For the past 3 days she has been lethargic and hardly wanted to cuddle. When she stopped eating, which is her favorite pastime, I knew something was very wrong. An x-ray showed a very large mass in her abdomen, something that wasn't there 2 months ago when they did an x-ray for her bladder infection. At the vet specialist she was checked into last night, they did another one and saw something in her stomach area as well, but they can't tell what it is. I'll know more later today once they do an ultrasound to get a better look. I'm very scared to lose my precious furry baby, but I am prepared to do what's right by her and end her suffering if there is no hope. My heart goes out to those in similar situations, and please keep your paws crossed for my kitty.
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