Friday, May 30, 2008

I lost my sweet cat, Max...

Hello friends. I am so sad to tell you that my sweet little four-legged furry bundle of joy, MAX, passed away on Wednesday morning. I had dropped him off that morning at the vet to have surgery, then I headed home since I have been so sick. My Max was to have all of his teeth extracted because of severe gum disease and a raging infection. They gave him a sedative before they could even give him anestesia or intibate him (normal procedure) and within 2 minutes he fell over and his heart had stopped. They gave him CPR for about 15 minutes to no avail. The doctor thinks that the infection may have compromised his heart and it was just too much for his body. Also since he was a feral cat, we just don't know about genetics, etc. But without the surgery, he would have continued to have infection after infection and would have starved, since he wasn't eating enough to sustain his big body.


I am still in shock today and so very sad and depressed. I just lost my beloved Charlie in December and now my sweet boy, Max....Max was such a good boy. He was only 7 and I have had him since he was 5 weeks old when I took in him and his beautiful mother who were ferals - he was still nursing when I took them in. Max was a talker. In the picture below of him alone, he was "talking" to me, trying to get some message across. He was my social butterfly - always greeting everyone at the door. He was my constant shadow (much to the chagrin of my other beloved shadow, Freida). Max made me laugh with his antics. He was a friend to all of the other animals - not a mean bone in his body. You all know that my beloved four-legged furry children are the world to me and ARE my children. I miss him so much and I just wanted to share my thoughts with you all. There was such a depth of love in his eyes when he looked at me. I hope he always knew that I felt the same.


My dear Max - be free, be strong, know that you will be mourned and missed, that you have loved and are beloved. Be blessed my baby kitty, until we meet again.


Love, Lolly

My sweet boy, Max

Max (in front) with his mom, Mouse...

14 comments:

obsessed scrapbooker said...

Oh Lolly, I am SO sorry to hear this! I know how you feel...I lost my first kitty Oscar last July and it still hurts. Our other little kitty goes for dental issues (resorptive tooth lesions/disease) next Wed. I bet our kitties are playing together up in kitty heaven...take care, remember the good times and love your others extra!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, I am so sorry. It hurts to lose someone we love so much.

LiLi M. said...

I stopped by and read about your cat Max, so I had to write a comment. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Cats are so part of your family don't you think? But better feel sorry to have lost him, than never have known him at all. Warm wishes and hugs L.

My Vintage Studio said...

Lolly, Thought I stop by your blog tonight. I am sorry to hear about your cat. I know pets are like our children. I don't have cats, but have 3 dogs. Love them like my children. You have many memories of your pets, which will bring peace to your heart.
Hugs, Sharon

fated follies studio said...

lolly, i am sorry that you lost your sweet cat. i hope you find comfort and encouragement during this time. i bet you have lots of pictures for him. what a sweet thing, to take in him and his momma.

jenny

Kai said...

Lolly, I had to go away awhile & come back AFTER I cried. Sorry isn't as much what I feel as just so very sad for your loss! I can't be sorry because, thanks to you, beautiful Max led a happy, loved life! I believe he is playing now with all of OUR kitty-people who've crossed over! I think my Maine Coon cat, Tarbaby (who lived to 14) and my mixed-breed, Tennille(who lived to 15) were there to greet him & show him the ropes! At least I like to THINK they were. You are in my thoughts, Lolly!

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Lolly, oh i am so so sorry about Max... i love my kitties too and it breaks your heart... i am sending you a big hug.. so sorry to hear that and hope you are feeling better too.. i have had a wicked stomach thing for almost two weeks now..it is i hope finally gone... lots going around i guess... hope you are better!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

Oh Lolly, that just breaks my heart to hear. I know you must be so heartbroken as well. They really are like family and when it is unexpected it is even worse. My heart goes out to you, I hope you find comfort in your family (which includes your furry family as well)

cindy said...

Lolly, tears are in my eyes. My heart breaks for yours and I know there are those who say they are just pets, but it is amaizng how one can get so attached. Max was a very fornunate boy indeed to have come to you and I'm sure his 7 years with you were blessed and full. But I know he will be missed. Take care my friend.
c

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lolly. I'm so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our pets are our world, aren't they? And it hurts like crazy when we have to give them up, I know.

I was so happy that you left such sweet comments on my blog, so I wanted to come visit you, too. Please stop back by anytime.

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Miss Rhea said...

Gosh Lolly, I am SO very sorry for you and your beloved Max. I know how they are our children and my heart breaks for you. Sending you prayers and hugs sweet friend.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Lolly, I am sorry to hear that your Max died. There's something about a special connection between us and our pets...they ask no questions (not usuually!) and their desire is to just BE with us. I hope that you will always remember the special time you had with Max. *Heidi*

Mrs.Kwitty said...

(((hugs)))
Rest in Peace, Maxie.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I'm SO sorry to read about your dear Max. This is so sad.

I've heard about this happening to dogs and cats so now I always take my dogs in to get their teeth cleaned. I know some people think I'm crazy to do this but I would rather people think that then for them to get sick.

You took in this darling cat and gave him love, food and a home. He was very lucky to have you as his mommy. Thank you for being so good to him.

Hugs,
Joanne