Angel Cats

Nick on left and Big Guy in rear.
We lost our head feral cow cat Big Guy in October 2004.  We cared for him since 1999 but have no idea how old he was.  He was a very gentle, benevolent ruler over the feral colony. 

His buddy Nick went to the Bridge in January 2006 of intestinal cancer.  He was a sweet boy who was born to a litter of four late 1999 - his litter mates are Joey, Minnie and Leroy.  Leroy disappeared at age 6 months, never to be seen again.

Clarence in his window seat.
Clarence wandered into our yard in spring of 2003, skinny and matted.  We cared for him for 18 months, treating him for intestinal cancer.  His treatment was successful but he passed of heart failure in his sleep.  We cherish our memories of his brief stay with us.

Manny and Rosa were born in a litter of Mamcita's in 2005.  The kittens were very ill with URI and had to be treated for months with antibiotics.  They both improved but Manny had serious UTI's and succumbed to a blockage in Janaury 2007.  He loved to eat and play with his laser toy.  We wish he could have stayed with us longer but will always hold him in our hearts.

 June 1991 - March 2013 

Sweet Chica was found as a stray in a strip shopping mall.  She was about 6 months old.  She had a long and wonderful life living with us in Florida and then moving to North Carolina. She developed Chronic Renal Failure at age 16 but lived to the ripe old age of 3 months shy of 22 years.  She filled with fluids from either her heart or cancer somewhere inside her. She passed on my Birthday March 3, 2013.  We miss her loving
purrs everday.

 Fall 1999 - December 7, 2012

Loverboy Joey was born to a litter of four ferals behind our house (Minnie, Leroy, Nicky and Joey).  I am not sure who the momcat was. He was always a sweet cat who did not fight but would run off.  As we got the ferals all spayed and neutered, he was run off by the head male because he came to maturity before we neutered him. he was living down the road but came for meals.  He had wounds from fights several times so I finally brought him inside about 2002.  He had skin cancer on his shoulder in summer of 2012 and we were treating it.  The vets missed something because he began to fail rapidly and we lost him after only a couple of moths of treatment.

 April 1993 - December 6, 2013

Our beloved Yoko was one of the few we had since she was a tiny kitten.  She grew to be a big cat with a loving personality.  She developed hyperthyroid and chronic renal failure in her later years but it was under control.  This past summer we noticed a lump under her lower jaw which turned out to be oral cancer of the bone. it grew quickly and by early December was  taking over her bottom jaw.  Before she could suffer with this we let her go on December 6.  My heart still hurts but I know we did the right thing.



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