Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 10 lbs.
Leave a treat for Lucky - *died Sept.2, 2007*
Catster stats for Lucky - *died Sept.2, 2007*
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Luckyman, Luckymantailpuddycat,Kittleman,Lit tle Kittle
March 17th 1994
canned food, cat nip and lots of love
hates to be touched on his stomach
a green grasshopper squeak toy
Favorite Nap Spot:
pizza and spaghetti
talks on the phone to his grandma and grandpa in Texas
Lucky was born in an air conditioner vent above my friend's Italian restaurant. They rescued all of the kittens and the mother cat. All of the kittens got homes except little Lucky. I saw a photo of him on a bulletin board at work and had to have him!
I was on my way home with my newly acquired little black cat and couldn't think of a name for him. He was sleeping on my shoulder as I drove home and I said, "You sure are lucky I saw your picture before they took you to the pound." At that time Amy Grant's "Lucky One" came on the radio and I knew that had to be his name. I later found out he was born on St. Patrick's Day!
Update: September 2, 2007 --I awoke to find Lucky laboring to breathe. I rushed him out to my car, wrapped in a towel and decided not to try to put him in his crate because that would create more anxiety for him. Being Labor Day weekend, all of the local Animal Hospitals were closed. I was referred to Oradell Animal Hospital. I tried calling them several times, selecting the "if this is an emergency and your pet is in distress, press one" option. It rang and rang and rang...no one ever answered. I got the directions from their automated response and drove from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. trying to find the place. Lucky was in distress and he just wanted relief. He would look up at me with this scared look in his eyes--a look I will not soon forget and will always regret ever seeing. He was pleading with me for help. He jumped down into the floor board of the car and started choking--again looking up at me like, "Help me Mommy....why aren't you doing anything?!"
I saw a man mowing his lawn and pulled into his driveway. With tears streaming down my cheeks I explained the situation to him and he said, "Do you want me to drive?" I jumped out of the car and knelt down beside Lucky as I opened the passenger door. He was unresponsive. I cried even more. Marc, the good Samaritan, got me in the car and we drove fast---even he had problems finding the place---it took us about 30 minutes to locate the hospital. He ran inside, alerted the staff and I gathered up Lucky in my arms and ran and sobbed as I finally handed him over to a nurse. I asked if I was to follow her and she said, "No stay up front." I said, "Stop! Please--may I at least say goodbye to him?" She stopped and I looked at his blank eyes and said, "Lucky--baby, I tried. I tried. I love you." They tried CPR, but stopped after I told them to let him go. I didn't want him traumatized any longer.
I returned home, hearbroken and sobbing. Sparky is very quiet and looks around the house for his big brother. He cries and wanders. I am trying to make his transition easier for him, giving him extra care and trying not to upset his routine in any more ways.
Lucky was my cuddlebug. Sparky is the opposite. I miss the kitty cuddles very much. I'm hoping Sparky will warm up to me more now that his big brother isn't there to keep him at bay any longer.
I am amazed at the emptiness and the "quiet" in the apartment now. There is a heavy sadness there and Sparky and I are trying to find a "new normal".
Having lost my Mom 2 months prior to Lucky's passing, this is a very difficult time for me. Lucky was my baby, my best bud and I loved him very much.
The Groups I'm In:
Black Cats Crossing our Paths, Lucky Black Cats
I've Been On Catster Since:
|August 16th 2004
||More than 11 years!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
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