Pepsi was my neighbours cat, even though I fussed her more than her owner did, and I was going to post about her on here when it came to her anniversary in September, but I can't stop thinking about her at the moment, so thought I would post now. I keep feeling really guilty that I couldn't do more to save her some pain and suffering. My neighbours kept giving 'excuses' for not taking her to the vets, but I eventually found out that it was the cost of it, and they had had previous poor experiences with kidney probs (although years ago). I tried to explain that things had changed, and even contacted 4 rescues to see if there was any funding as my neighbour is a pensioner, but I got nowhere. He did eventually take her to the vets, but by that time the vet said that there wasn't even any point in doing blood tests as her body was giving up. Sadly, my neighbour doesn't believe in euthanasia, and I didn't feel it was my place to push it on him, so I had to watch her die - and it seemed a very slow process. I wish I had been able to do more for her, but even now can't think of any more I could have done - she was an ex feral who should have been TNR'd - but the vet did estimate her at 17, and she had had 2 litters before she was trapped, so I suppose they did some good for her.
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6/28/06 at 1:31pm