Sunday, February 24, 2008

Losing Your First Pet

It's not easy when you lose your first pet. It's especially not easy losing a pet that seemed perfectly healthy up to a point when there is nothing you can do to save his life.

Early Tuesday morning, February 19, I noticed my cat Chipper in a comatose state, not able to move and struggling to breathe. He fought hard to do so. He was a fighter. I just couldn't believe what was happening. After all, he was healthy up to that point, and I don't know what it was.

A week ago today, I had a healthy kitty cat. I had no clue in my mind I would find what I found early Tuesday morning. I knew there was nothing I could do but get him to the vet as soon as the vet opened. He was still stiff and still fighting to stay alive. The vet knew when she saw him she had to get him some fluids and run tests.

The blood tests showed Chipper had no noticable diseases that could put him in the state he was in. I still had no clue. Yet the vet did what she could to save Chipper, and he gave some response to the treatment. Unfortunately, Chipper passed away early Tuesday afternoon. I don't know what happened, and I did not expect such an untimely passing. I had no reason to expect something like this would happen, after all, he seemed perfectly healthy.

Even the vet didn't have all the answers, and I don't blame her at all because I was totally suprised by all this. Again, all this was completely unexpected. You go to bed one night and your pet is perfectly healthy, and you wake up the next morning and notice your same pet in a comatose state. When I saw him, that was not the same Chipper I knew. I didn't know what could have occurred or what had happened. I do, however, commend the vet for doing what she could to save Chipper's life.

Sometimes, things happen like this. A cat, or any pet's life takes an unexpected turn for the worse, and by then, it's too late to do anything to save its life. Though slowly I'm accepting this fact, I still cannot believe something like this happened. I come home an realize I don't have a cat to greet me at the door anymore.

I have yet to pick up his stuff. It's gonna take some time to get that done because yes it is hard to accept this truth. I'm just doing the best I can. It's hard when you lose a pet all of a sudden, especially since a pet is a part of your life. Yet we must be aware that this is a part of life and it will be hard to accept.

Right now Chipper is in the process of cremation. I will have more on this when I receive the ashes.

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