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Bonnie 1999-2017

June 8, 2017

At 5 this morning I heard a commotion but attributed it to the kitten and went back to sleep.  At 7am I found Bonnie on the living room floor with her back legs useless and cold.  The vet diagnosed a saddle thrombosis and said that even in young cats the prognosis in such a case is extremely bad.  There was no circulation in the back half of her body.

Because we knew she had a mass growing in her lung, I’d been expecting something to happen, and actually this is better than what I was expecting – we anticipated that eventually the mass in her lung would block her airway and cause her lung to collapse, and that would have made her very uncomfortable.  As it is, she was plush and purry and herself right up until five hours ago.

Bonnie was one of those angels in the house – she was quiet and not scrappy, but always came and put herself where she wanted to be, and over the past few years that was always wherever I was.  Caspar desperately wanted her to engage with him, and she wouldn’t.  Lily loved her and tried every morning to get attention from her.  We will miss her a lot but are glad she had a comfortable end and only a brief illness.





20 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2017 1:16 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about dear Bonnie, such a sweetie. Love and hugs from all of us.

  2. June 8, 2017 2:23 pm

    I am so very sorry. Even when you are expecting it, you still aren’t prepared. sending purrs of healing and condolence.

  3. June 8, 2017 2:26 pm

    I’m so very sorry.

  4. June 8, 2017 2:28 pm

    we are so very sorry….regardless of circumstance, it is never easy

  5. June 8, 2017 2:56 pm

    Prayers and purrs for your beautiful little lady as she makes her journey beyond the rainbow.

  6. joannelmcgonagle permalink
    June 8, 2017 3:13 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  7. June 8, 2017 3:31 pm

    Very sorry for the loss of Bonnie. Such a pretty girl. Hugs.

  8. June 8, 2017 4:43 pm

    We lost our Ryker in exactly the same way. The suddenness of it is just awful, and you have our deepest heartfelt sympathies at this sudden loss. Sending purrs and hugs.

  9. June 8, 2017 4:45 pm

    Connie, I am so very sorry for your loss of gorgeous Bonnie…Wishing you all comfort and peace and this time of sorrow…Hugs…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

  10. June 8, 2017 6:21 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XO

  11. June 8, 2017 6:58 pm

    We are so sorry to hear that your sweet Bonnie has gone to the Bridge. Soft purrs and hugs to all of you!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  12. June 8, 2017 8:29 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. 🙁

  13. Webbthistle permalink
    June 8, 2017 8:56 pm

    My heart weeps for you! Bonnie was such a beautiful tortie and you gave her a wonderful, long life, filled with love.

  14. June 8, 2017 9:12 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Bonnie. Sending lots of comforting purrs….

  15. Sonia M. permalink
    June 9, 2017 3:21 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss.Rest in peace,Bonnie.

  16. June 9, 2017 7:04 am

    We so very sorry for your loss RIP Bonnie

    Buddy, Slash, and Karen (Mum)

  17. Terri permalink
    June 9, 2017 11:57 am

    So sad to hear about beautiful Bonnie.

  18. meowmeowmans permalink
    June 9, 2017 9:39 pm

    We are so sorry that Bonnie had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for loving your beautiful girl so much, and so well. Sending purrs, prayers and hugs.

  19. June 10, 2017 7:29 am

    So sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you and all who loved her. Another Angel gets her wings.

  20. June 10, 2017 11:23 am

    So sorry for this great loss of a beautiful kitty

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