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Pumpkin has said goodbye

Pumpkin passed away last Oct. 28, 2006. We all thought she was going to make it. She was free from infection but her body was left too weak from her bout with the illness. I was feeling anxious the day before, the following day I brought her back to the clinic for a check up. I was really scared then because she was just lying down. She was quiet throughout the whole ride to the clinic. She was given amino acids and she had a needle attached to her arm for IV fluids. An hour later, she was gone. She passed away on my bed, my sister and I held her until she breathed her last. Later on that night I couldn't sleep. I kept thinking about her lying on my bed and sleeping beside me. When she got back from the hospital she would sleep in my room at night. She would sometimes share my pillow and I would wake up with her head beside mine.


  • We are so, so sorry. We can't imagine what you have been through, to loose the cats one after another. Please, try to remember the good times with them and open your heart to new cats when you are ready. You did your best, all anyone could do against this horrible, awful disease. Your cats knew love until the very end. My heart goes out to you, breaks for you and your lovely furkids.

    By Blogger Bonnie Underfoot, at 12:48 AM  

  • You poor thing, I'm so sorry you have lost your lovely cat's to FIP in such a short space of time. You did your best for them all. Sending you kind thoughts and hugs x

    By Anonymous Jane, at 1:12 AM  

  • I can't think of anything to say, because of the magnitude of your loss.
    You and your little ones have been in our prayers since we first read about it.
    Your little babies were loved and they knew it, and you did everything -- and then some -- that you could do.
    They are waiting for you, watching you, somewhat nearby, and I truly believe if and when the time is right, they will guide a new companion to you.

    By Blogger ML (Mary Lynn), at 11:15 AM  

  • We are so very sorry. We are sendin' you purrs and purrayers.

    By Blogger Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!), at 1:54 AM  

  • Purrs to you on your loss. Pumpkin lived a good life and you were furry kind to him.

    By Blogger Derby, at 5:48 AM  

  • I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Pumpkin sounded like a special kitty and you sound like a special person. God bless you, ^..^

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:22 PM  

  • FIP is such an insideous disease. How heartbreaking to lose them all one by one.
    purrs and hugz from the OZkitties Sophie and Oakley [ and their mum too ]

    By Blogger catsmum, at 2:39 PM  

  • Hi, We've new to blogging and we came across your blog and we want to stay we're sorry for your loss.

    By Blogger Ace and Skittles, at 2:24 AM  

  • We are sorry to hear about yur furry losses. Purrrrr...

    By Blogger Kimo & Sabi, at 8:07 AM  

  • I am soo sorry for Pumpkin..All my best wishes are with you.
    You can check out this post on
    kitty-drollery . I hope u'll feel better...

    God bless

    By Blogger Justin, at 1:54 PM  

  • We've said a prayer for Pumpkin and for you. We're so very sorry.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:43 PM  

  • That's awful! I am so sorry about Pumpkin, and about your other kitties, too. I can't even imagine what you must be going through.

    By Anonymous tammy, at 3:57 AM  

  • I lost my first 2 cats to FIP. Reading your posts brought it all back to me, and how awful it was. I'm thinking of you and will perform the 'harkening' ritual for Pumpkin.

    By Blogger The Real Witch, at 10:19 PM  

  • I just found this blog and oh what a heartbreak. I hope Raffles remkains FIP free and does stay with you for a very very long time.

    I so wish that a cure could be found for this horrid, horrid FIP illness.

    By Blogger Ann (Chat Katze), at 2:22 AM  

  • I am very sorry to hear about Pumpkin. If you would like to submit a photo of Pumpkin in her happier days to, I will see to it the photo gets showcased!

    After all, being the PR manager has its perks.

    Take care.

    PR Manager

    By Anonymous Sassy, at 6:48 AM  

  • I'm so sorry you lost your baby. i have held many cats while they breathed here lat breath. its never easy.

    By Anonymous the crazy cat woman, at 11:04 AM  

  • I'm so sorry. That must be horrible to have happen to you,

    By Anonymous Charlotte, at 7:45 AM  

  • that's really sad... i lost several pets before and each one of them are very special to me... I miss them so much... and whenever i see their photos i cant help but feel sad because i missed them.

    By Anonymous cat beds, at 10:23 AM  

  • I am writing to say I'm sorry for your loss. Pumpkin sounded like a very special cat. Please excuse my plea, but I am writing on behalf of some 600 cats (We also have a PUMPKIN - she is black) whose lives are in jeopardy as the shelter they live in is in danger of closing. It is ELMSFORD ANIMAL SHELTER in New York and we need help as soon as possible.
    We rely solely on the kindness of animal lovers for donations. We receive no govt.funding. Please go to
    to view our site and read about us.
    Please make a donation if you are able. ANY AMOUNT is a help. More importantly, please spread the word about Elmsford. We house 1000
    animals - 600 cats, 400 dogs, rabbits, and other household pets.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:54 PM  

  • I'm so sorry you lost your cat. I lost my Smokey a few years ago from a tumor in his leg caused by the rabies shots. He could have lived if we'd taken his leg but he had half a dozen other things going on and I was afraid he would suffer too much after losing his leg. It was the best choice but I miss him so much. I know what its like to lose a cat that would sleep with you in the night and even share a pillow purring content.


    By Anonymous Belle, at 5:39 AM  

  • Thanks for sharing your experiences here on your blog.

    By Anonymous Amanda, at 6:07 PM  

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