We have been very sad here all week. Mom's Grandkitty, Smokey has been very sick. He was so cold, throwing up and his breathing was ragged. Mom picked him up and took him to the vet. They could not get a temperature on him, so it was below 90 (should be 98). His kidney values were shy high and so was his liver. After two days on a heating bed and with IV fluids, he was not getting much better. His temp never got above 94 and he had not eaten. The vet did not tell us that he was blind. Today his Mom and Girl (she is 18) had to make the hardest discussion any pet lover can make. Even though he had improved a little and was able to see a little, he did not act like he knew we were there. The vet thought his mind had been affected, so we sent him to the Rainbow Bridge at 7:20 this evening.
This is a picture of Smokey from a few years ago. Sorry it is so tiny.
I took this picture Monday at the Vet's office. As you can tell he was not feeling well.
I took this one tonight as we all said good by.
He was Mac's litter mate. He has joined his brother and Sister Em at the bridge. His sister Lightening is already showing signs of depression.