my cat........

i got this email from my mom today. for those of you who dont know, i moved overseas about 4 months ago. i wanted to bring my cat, but i couldnt.

Hi, Rachel,
Dad took Tippy to the vet today and we think she has the same as Slinky did. She seems fine right now, except for the flea (one is all it takes) and she got her shot. She likes the kitchen desk in the sun, so I put a basket with a soft pillow there for when we are not using it. She seems much happier than when she was hanging out in the basement in the rag basket. Actually, she was on my hand-washables ans destroyed one of my jackets with the skin problem, but that hasn't fit for a while. I was hoping to wear it again, though. But she really likes that spot in the kitchen in the sun.
I think the doctor may have been that quack who saw her a couple times before, but I think she may be right this time.
I'm really sorry, and we will take good care of her. We'll also let you know if things change.
Love,
Mom

info: slinky is another cat we had; he ended up having cancer or something. Happy

i dont know what to do. i feel like i shouldnt have moved, or at least shouldnt have left her, even though i cant afford a vet here. its almost like she gave up after i left. idk.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post
7 replies since 7th February 2010 • Last reply 7th February 2010

anamils do go through depression, but don't blame her problem on your moving. Maybe your mom should see another vet, get a different opition. Get Tippy treated right away.

hugs, I know how you feel. I miss my turtles.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

((((HUGS))))From me to you, girlie! My cats, Johnny and Willie, send Tippy their best! I agree that with Michelle that a different opinion would be good especially if your mom called the vet a quack. My old cat, Elmo, got feline leukemia which is extremely deadly. They gave him six months to live after he was diagnosed. They kept giving him doses of the vaccine, and he lived another 8 years, so don't lose hope. And try your best not to blame yourself. If Tippy is ill, you leaving didn't cause the illness.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

thank you soooooo much. i do want her to get another opinion. also, i feel you on feline lukemia. omg. i had a kitten for like two weeks, and then she and her mommy died of that. it was terrible. after that was when i got tippy. (for my 7th bday!!! ive lived my entire life with her!!!!)

i already miss her soooo much; i just cant imagine not being there for her, now that she's ill. i feel so guilty, and even questioned my moving. its just terrible.... i mean, i was expecting it; shes 16. still, it bothers me that it is SOOO soon after i left (4 months), and i wont be able to be there for her. i feel like i betrayed her. does that make sense?

anyway, i hope they take her to a different vet, and they say she is fine. its just been a painful day. Happy

thanks, everyone. <3<3<3

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

it does, but Tippy is also old now, so it could also be old age. My friend had a cat who lived to be 20, had no teeth and was deft. Sometimes its a good idea to put them down if they are in pain. But like kiddo said, it can be corrected. I hope your mom finds another vet

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

i hope tippy gets well soon....
our cat yoghurt is 13 to 15 somewhere i think. she gets scared of everything. and she's real skinny. weird cat.
my guinea pig hamtaro died of cancer. a while ago. its okay, though-he didn't suffer i think.
get well soon tippy^^
and you can't help your cat getting sick.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

I really felt for you when I read this. When I went to uni I had to leave my two cats behind with my parents. Cats are very sensitive to change too but they do adjust so long as they are getting plenty of love (which they sound like they are getting). One of my cats was so sensitive he used to get really unsettled when I was on school holidays (this was when I lived at home). He used to go really potty, laying on his back at my door and rattling it by sticking his paw under it and then when I'd finally let him in he's be on the bed right by my face purring really loudly. He'd settle down but I think me having lay ins really confused him and he needed to know what was going on.

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

maybe the next time you call your parents or your parents call you, put tippy on the phone and just say hi tippy or love you. Maybe hearing your voice will cheer her up

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post


Reply