|We moved in the end of July into our new house. On July 27th, a small black kitty showed up on our doorstep and adopted us as her new family. We think she saw Nike and Bambi and figured she looked like them, so she must belong here with them. After trying, with no luck, to find her owners we named her Meow Meow and settled her into our family. We took her to the vet for a check up and found that she had Feline Leukemia. While she was doing okay, we knew it meant her time with us would be brief, we had no idea how brief.
Meow Meow got her name because of her need to "talk" to us all the time. She always let us know she was around by calling us...meow, meow, meow...you get the idea.
The vet thought she was pregnant and knowing that a pregnancy wouldn't be good for her health, we had her fixed. It turned out she wasn't pregnant, she just had an infection. It was a good thing we had her checked.
A week after her surgery she was recovering nicely. We had moved her inside to a room of her own. We had to put one of those crazy collars on her to keep her from biting at her stitches, which she hated. Melody would take off the collar for her and sit with her to keep her from biting, but giving her time without the dreaded 'satelite dish' collar.
On Monday, August 25 sometime during the afternoon Meow Meow began panting. Cats do not pant like dogs. Their panting is a sign of something being terribly wrong. We rushed Meow Meow to the vet, but they were not able to determine what was wrong. They did some tests and hoped they have some answers for us in the morning. By midnight, Meow Meow was still panting and getting weaker. We rushed her to the emergency vets, but she was too sick for them to save her. We held her as she took her final breath and went to join Pooter in doggie and kitty heaven on Tuesday August 26, 2003.
While our time with her was short, we were blessed to spend many special moments with her.
Below are our pictures of those special moments...