Sunday, 1 November 2009

Three weeks

To drive thirty miles to look after little BuBu is no hardship; nor is it any trouble to wash her, help her out into the garden where she obligingly 'goes'. Nor is it any hassle to stroke her under her emaciated chin, eliciting little purrs of delight while she lies on the sofa, struggling with the debilitating effects of malnutrition, neglect and abandonment. Each day she gains just a little more flesh on her fragile small bones and her spine no longer sticks out like a ridge of distant mountains.

Three weeks of warmth, food, and much love couldn't stop her body's slow disintegration into diabetes, complete blindness and deafness and a confused state of mind. On Tuesday morning, my daughter brought BuBu into bed with her where she lay across my daughter's neck and could feel her pulse and hence began to purr. BuBu could no longer keep down any food and could'nt seem to go to the loo any more. The Vet gave her verdict and hence her end. Little BuBu went into an enforced sleep... she was only about 18 months' old. In three short weeks, she had captured all our hearts.

I would really like to meet her former owner who left her flat and her kitten behind!


Kippers Dickie said...

I hadn't wanted a sad ending...I had hoped that she was on the mend.
I suppose when things start to go wrong that was, perhaps the kindest thing for her.
I'm sorry.

Puddock said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. BuBu obviously had some very tough times in her short life but ended it surrounded by love and care - you should be proud that you gave her that. Hugs to you from the seaside...(())

JennyB said...

Thank you both...

Hogday said...

The courts can ban people like BuBu's former `keepers` from keeping pets if they hear about cases like this, usually via the RSPCA. I wonder how they treat their kids? No, actually I don't wonder, I have a very good idea. Sorry to hear the sad ending, although as others have said, and what I said when I heard; the last days were ones of love and care. Something we all hope for. Well done.