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Sparrow 2004?-2019

April 13, 2019

We let Sparrow go today, she’s been getting gradually weaker and less happy. The vet said she thought Sparrow was 14 or 15. She was already kind of a mess by the time we took her in off the street in August 2017, and I feel bad that we could never make her a healthy lively cat again, but the vet agreed that there was some underlying disease keeping her down.  When I was looking through my pictures for some to add here, I could see right away how much she’d deteriorated.

She was an odd little cat – at various times I called her my attachment-disorder cat or my dementia kitty because she was just different from all the others in how she interacted.  Because I hadn’t known her long it was harder to read her and decide how she was really feeling.  At least for 18 months she had a warm radiator to sleep on and warm food to eat. RIP little Sparrow, sorry we couldn’t make you better.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2019 11:38 am

    I sure am sorry to hear about the sweetie Sparrow. You’re right, she had what she needed for a while.

  2. Eric permalink
    April 14, 2019 7:21 am

    Thank you for taking care of her, even if it seemed a short time to you.

  3. April 14, 2019 5:31 pm

    You gave her a good home as long as you could. We imagine she was grateful and happy there. We know you loved her and miss her. Warm hugs.

  4. Webbthistle permalink
    April 15, 2019 6:19 am

    Such a pretty girl, who knew love, care and warmth for her last 18 months. Bless you for caring for her.

  5. meowmeowmans permalink
    April 15, 2019 10:48 pm

    I’m so sorry to read of Sparrow’s passing. Thank you for loving her, and giving her a lifetime worth of love in the time she was with you. XO

  6. May 2, 2019 2:49 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending purrs of comfort and condolence.

  7. May 2, 2019 2:59 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Sparrow. Sending you comforting purrs.

  8. Treeno7 permalink
    May 2, 2019 4:53 pm

    She’s a pretty little girl. RIP Sparrow. I’m sorry for your loss.

  9. May 2, 2019 5:58 pm

    Sparrow was blessed with your company for two whole years. She was not left alone and unloved. She knew she mattered even if she couldn’t tell you in the right way.

    Bless you Sparrow, fly free now.

  10. May 3, 2019 1:31 pm

    I am very sorry precious Sparrow had to run off to the Bridge, but I’m really grateful you were able to give her a safe, loving home…Wishing you comfort at this sad time…RIP beautiful Sparrow.

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