Monday, May 30, 2011

sad news

I had to leave town suddenly on Thursday, and of course, I had to leave with a sick kitten on board. Fracas was not doing well. Eyes were bad, weight was dropping, and if you know about little ones, less than a pound, this is not a good sign.

The others had both gone through some sneezing and goopy eyes, but they got past it easily. Fracas was not so lucky. I was not happy to have to leave her, but there weren't many options. Another fosterer took them for the time I was gone. I felt horrible leaving her with a sick kitten, and I felt horrible leaving the sick kitten.

She passed away quietly Friday evening. I really wasn't hopeful she would make it. After a while, you kinda just know.

RIP Fracas.

Tempest, Chaos and Mayhem are back, and besides a little eye goop, they all look pretty good. I HOPE we won't be needing to make any more transfers again, until they all go back to the shelter. There are no plans in my future to travel, but this last trip was a last minute one too, so who knows?

Tempest chills while taking a break from the oranges.

I will get the kitty cam back up too. I need to see where they will end up, as I am sure Tempest is going to be a little frazzled with her travels, and could do some shuffling. Maybe we will get a spot with more light this go round. She seems to like under the chair at this time.

The new "nest".

Mayhem explores.



Angel and Kirby said...

WE are so sorry to hear the sad news about Fracas. It is so hard to loose a tiny baby!

A few Good Cats said...

That is such sad news when a tiny baby doesn't make it.

~*Connie*~ said...

I am so sorry about the loss of Fracas. While it is a truth that no matter what sometimes kittens die, it does not make it any easier.

Jamie said... is indeed hard, and it NEVER gets any easier. The others seem to be very healthy, and are gaining weight like crazy. The ustream link is back up, and more light means better video. :)

Ali said...

Awww, poor Fracas. :(

Lita and the boys in Melbourne said...

AAww, we are sorry for the loss of little Fracas but maybe that was ll she came for? Animals have soul journeys too, y'know...we are looking forward to checking out webcam footage as soon as we can.

Webbthistle said...

so very sorry about Fracas. It is always so hard to see a little one slip away. hugs to you!

Martha said...

Oh no--we figured no news was good news on Fracas when we didn't hear from you. We're so sorry, but glad that the others are thriving.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

I am so very sorry, Jamie. There are really no words but know you and your charges are in my thoughts and prayers.