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Sweet Pooka

post #1 of 18
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We adopted 6 month old Pooka (Poo) two days after we moved into our new house. She had been sniffing around the doorstep of a friend, running with a stray crowd. We brought her home, took her to the vet for all her vaccs, wormed her, defleaed her, and tried to make her comfortable during the socialization process. Luckily she took to us right away, and seemed generally relieved to not be on the streets anymore.

Poo was with us through getting married, travel, house updates, and all the other things that come with daily life. She was rounding the corner for her fifth birthday in a few months.

A week ago Sunday, we noticed she was hiding and stand-offish. We would see her go for food and water though, so we figured she was just needing some space. By Monday, we we knew something was really wrong. We took her to the vet, and they worked on her for two days. They could tell something was attacking her liver, but didn't know what. They retested for the Feline Leuk and HIV, as the vet said those tests can give false negatives sometimes. They were still negative. While they were trying to figure it out, her liver started to fail, and she began internally bleeding. They gave her clotters to stop it, but her little body just couldn't hold out for the test results to come back. She died at 4pm last Tuesday. We are still not sure what caused the liver failure, but we ruled out anything infectious (from or to our other kitty) or food/intake related.

The vet cleaned her, removed all the tubes/tape, and curled her up in a little cardboard coffin. She looked just like she was taking her afternoon nap. My husband and I petted her, and put in her favorite "sleeptime mousey" toy. In the five years I've been with my husband, I've never seen him cry like this. She really was our first baby, and the house is not the same without her. The only way I got through it all was to realize that she is always with us that way, watching over us.

Sweet Poo, we love you!
post #2 of 18
Oh my she certainly was a special little kitty in your lives I am sure you have some wonderful memories and in time those memories will make you smile time

RIP Sweet Pooka, you are in a special place now, there are some special kitties there and they will look after you

look down now and then, your moma & papa misses & loves you so
post #3 of 18
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Thank you for your kind words. This has been one of the hardest weeks for us. Here are some pics of our girl.

post #4 of 18
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl. Rip Sweet Pooka. Look for Gaby and Tara at The Rainbow Bridge. Tell them I love and miss them.
post #5 of 18
I am so sorry for your loss - poor Pooka - she went through a lot with you both She will be playing happily over the Bridge now

RIP little one
post #6 of 18
I am so sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful kitty.

RIP Pooka
post #7 of 18
I'm so sorry. What a sweet face she had .
post #8 of 18
I'm so sorry about your Pooka, it's so hard when it comes so suddenly like that. She sounded like a wonderful companion!
post #9 of 18
She was very beautiful. My prayers are with you.
post #10 of 18
I am so sorry for you loss. RIP Pooka.
post #11 of 18
I'm so sorry for your loss. Pooka was a beautiful girl and I know how much you must miss her. She will always be with you though.

Rest in peace sweet girl.
post #12 of 18
RIP Pooka. I'm so sorry for your loss.
post #13 of 18
RIP Pooka

post #14 of 18
I too am very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl!
post #15 of 18
Rest in peace Pooka,
play well at the bridge little one.
post #16 of 18
Rest Well Pooka!
post #17 of 18
What a gorgeous girl she was! I'm so sorry for your loss! Rest peacefully, sweet Pooka, and play happily over the bridge!
post #18 of 18
RIP Sweet Pooka

She was a lovely girl.
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