Sex: Female Weight: 10 lbs.
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May 1st 1992
Gray and White
Being with her Humans, outside leash walks
Spotted mouse, her "kitty cat"
Favorite Nap Spot:
Fancy feast, lot's of varieties
She'd always be at the door when I came home
Heidi just turned up on our apartment door step, one April night in 1995. We heard a kitty crying outside the door and there she was.
My Mom who was with me at the time, and I searched for her home, while feeding her and letting her come and go, she was a shy, but sweet girl. After several days, we came to the conclusion that she had been abandoned, and decided to give her a home, one of the best decisions I ever made. She became in indoor only kitty.
Heidi was always shy with strangers and skittish in new situations (and at Vet visits :-) ), but, she was a gentle, mellow, sweet, and loving kitty.
When Heidi was 11, she was diagnosed as being Hyperthyroid. A severe Upper Respiratory infection followed, right on the heels of that, and she spent 5 anxious days hospitalized, before turning the corner to recovery. For the next 2.5 years, she did well on medication, and was again, our sweet girl.
Late in the Summer of 2005, Heidi began to lose some weight again.
Her medication was upped, but, the Vet suspected we might have another problem. Since Vet visits were so stressful, we decided to keep an eye on her, before scheduling an Ultrasound. In late October, she suddenly became ill, not eating much and lethargic. I scheduled a Vet visit, but came home one night to find her, obviously, very ill. I took her to the Pet E.R. and was told they would do blood work and start her on fluids. I received a call from them that the tests showed her kidneys were failing. I called the Vet and told them we would be in first thing that morning. Sadly, a few hours later, I received a call from the Pet E.R. My Heidi had gently and peacefully passed away.
Someone had abandoned her long ago, I could not, even in death. I had her cremated and brought home, one more time.
Sad as it was to lose my sweet friend, I realized that kidney failure would have meant more and more Vet visits and medication and it would have been so hard to put her thru that.
She was close to 14 and deserved the peace of going home to the Rainbow Bridge, which she did on October 27, 2005.
Much loved, she will always be remembered with a smile, as well as missed.
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OK, 7 Things About Me =^..^=
1. I was adopted as a stray, when I was a little over 3, by my Mom and her Mom, my Human Grandma. I just turned up on their doorstep, at the apartment and had no intention of leaving.
2. At my first Vet visit, after Mom and Gran adopted me, the Vet wasn't sure if I had been spayed or not. About a week later, I provided the answer MOL!
Back to the Vet I went, I guess they didn't think an indoor only kitty, in an apartment, regularly going into "heat" would work so well!
3. I adapted to being indoor only very well, and I amazed Mom, by taking to a leash, very well, too. I figured out, it was the only way I was going outside again, and it wasn't so bad, I walked Mom rather than the other way around.
4. I was very shy with strangers, but later in my life, my Gran was having a lot of health problems and had to have caregivers in and out, I got used to new people and learned they weren't so scary, after all.
5.I did NOT like going to the Vet, but, when I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, I was so good about taking my medication. I knew Mom wanted to help me, and I didn't want to make it harder for her.
6. I did NOT like car rides, but, a few times, I made the 100 mile round trip to Mom's Brother's house. I wasn't too bad about it, and when we got there, he had a Male Cat, Foo, to play with. The car trip was worth not having to stay behind and be boarded, when Mom and Gran went on vacation.
7. 6 months after I was called to the Bridge, my Gran, who I loved so much, received Heaven's call. Gran had a Human illness called Alzheimers, and it affected her mind, and made her not able to live with Mom anymore. Gran had a very long life and was ready to come home. Boy was I excited to see her! We both still love Mom very much and miss her, we hope she knows that we are both doing just fine, and someday, we'll see her again.
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