Da blog wuz so kyoots! I tried to leave a comment but I'm not sure it took so I'll have to go back and check. arg! Yeah, I know that mother cats know when something is wrong. They can't care for the kits like we can for our kids, so they have to leave them to die. Poor kitties. I think the moms care too, but can't show it so's we would know. I have all of Lilli's babies and she definitely treats them differently than the other cats. Just a big happy family! :3 But I'll be finkings of Hitchcock along wiff all my other kitties who have gone on to the other side. xox
Pat has said that maybe mother nature, and mamacat, knows when something is very wrong and that is why Puff and Hitch were rejected initially from the birthing box. She knew something was wrong with both. Or, the damage was done by that rejection and their near-deaths. No way to know. For just how Puff is doing, here is her guest article on my blog: http://booksellingwithweegee.blogspot.com/2014/08/and-now-word-from-cover-model-puff.html
Poor baby! I know you tried to keep him as long as you could, but there comes a time that we know the suffering has gone too far for too long. It's hard to make that decision, but it was the right one and he's in heaven. And I say that with great assurance! HUGZ! xox
He did have heart and digestion problems, plus an uncontrollable case of feline hyperesthesia syndrome. We tried different treatments, but he wouldn't stop self-mutilating (so many stitches!) and continually lost control of his bladder and bowels. He was untouchable at the end. Any touch from us or another cat or anything he contacted set him off. It was very sad. We tried with him, but the vet said we really had to put him out of his misery. And Puff is just fine now.
I was thinking you had him on the cover of one of your books, but it was Puff, his sister. Once I see other peeps' kitties and get to know them in some fashion, I feel like they're part of my family and friends. I can feel the loss like it's one of my own. I just lost BooBoo then Puddin recently, so I know exactly how you feel. What kind of problems did Hitchcock have? Heart? Digestion? Is Puff OK? I'm over here fretting like a good auntie, huh? lol! HUGZ!
Hi, Allcats. He and his sister Puff were pushed out of the birthing box by their mom. By the time we found them they were both close to death -- cold, not moving, barely breathing. We got them warmed and recovered and tricked Callie into nursing them by covering them in kitten formula (she licked them clean and then instinct took over). Puff took a year to gain full strength, but Hitch was never physically right. Lots of problems, poor kitty! Now he's buried beneath the Bush of Remembrance with Stomper, Mr. Kitty, Missy, Baby Toy, Cricket and Gromit.
Ohhh nooo! I just saw the posting of Hitchcock! He was sooo young! What happened? He's so handsome and sweet looking. I know it must have been hard to let go, but I know he had the best mommy and daddy in the world and you'll see again one day. Hugz and kisses to you and your family with much love and sympathy. xox