Favorite {Photo} Friday! (#17): Ginger.

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This isn't the best photo of Ginger, but it's the one that shows her personality best. She's a cantankerous, cranky cat, but I loved her none the less.

When I went to the vet on Monday to get her shots updated for the flight to Phoenix, we found that
she had lost 6 lbs since her last visit. The doctor did a blood test and
found that she had lost 70% of her kidney function. I was totally not
expecting to hear that. The vet talked to me about treatment (IV fluids
for the rest of her life) and knowing Ginger
and how she doesn't even like nice, friendly petting let alone an IV, plus the trauma of the upcoming move, I made the difficult
decision to let her go. He said without the treatment she would not
have lasted much longer. I feel like such a bad owner but I know that
with everything going on she would not get the care she needs which, I think, is
much worse.

So Ginger is on the rainbow
bridge with Mr Fripp. Today is the first time I can think about it
without crying and I know in the long run it's for the best. But I totally thought she would
outlive me out of spite.

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3 Comments on Favorite {Photo} Friday! (#17): Ginger.

  1. Cameron
    September 19, 2008 at 4:14 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh, Stella! πŸ™ I’m so sad reading this, and I’m so sorry that you had to make this difficult decision in the midst of all the other changes in your life! πŸ™ I hope you’re doing well on the househunt and I’ll continue thinking of you! πŸ™‚

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  2. megan
    September 19, 2008 at 7:07 pm (9 years ago)

    I am so sorry to hear this,Stella. Ginger was cranky but she also was awesome & funny in her crankiness. Thinking about you…..

    Reply
  3. caroline
    September 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m so sorry, chica. It’s the hardest thing ever. And you spared Ginger much suffering. My thoughts are with you all.

    Reply

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