Thursday, October 21, 2004

a tale of two kittens(R.I.P.)

It's funny how when bad things happen, they happen in a whole bunch. This week was a rollercoaster ride:

A young stray female cat dropped by one day, weaseled herself into our hearts and then decided to get pregnant and give birth right in the shoe basket in front of my friend's room. Typical *laughs* Anyways, this was her first litter and as we all know(Well, I know this for a fact.. I don't know about you guys..) the mortality rate is quite high for first pregnancy, due to the negligence of a first time mother to be. It's unavoidable and here we are, saddled with two barely breathing kittens. One's black/white.. the other's orange, whos eyes should be open and they should be tottering about by now. FYI, I have hand-reared kittens before but they weren't this young. Usually, they're already tottering about with their eyes wide open. These guys are way too young for me or anybody to handle.One fucked up day, the mom suddenly refused to nurse or cuddle them for warmth. Prefering to go galvanting with the male cats as we struggled to keep these two alive. And it doesnt help that the kittens seems to have caught some kind of cat flu... nose gummed up with mucus, gaspbreathing through mouth and all. So here we are.. the most unlikely bunch of ravers, metal heads, tattooed and pierced freaks... the dredge of the society... taking care of two definitelydying kittens. Quite a sight that must be, as we took turns wrapping em up in towels and placing them on our chests. And as we took turns caring for them, we tried our very best to not get attached... but heck, who were we kidding? Those little buggers pawed and mewled their way into our iron clad, brick walled hearts. They looked strong as we warmed them up so we were pretty jubilant. But then suddenly we remembered, we didn't know how long has it been since they nursed. We voted unanimously to take em to the vet and go buy some cat milk formula and an eye dropper as soon as the pet shops open tomorow morning. Unfortunately, they both suddenly took a turn for the worse... one of them died yesterday when we got back from work and the other early this morning.

Well I know my heart broke into a million pieces and the girls cried their hearts out. And I don't know if it matters at all but the biggest, heaviest, toughest, 6 feet tall motherfucker of our group was all watery eyed as he cradled their lifeless corpse. We tried our best... And I guess it's time to let you go... Somebody loves you more than we do...

As Ina, who was there would say, "As much as you guys love them, God loves them more... Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun..."

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-R.I.P... In Nomini Patri, Et Filii, Et Spiritus Sancti-


Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless thier lil souls.. don't worry.. they are in safe hands now.. they've got all of your\ guys' love to acompany them till the end of time... cheer up a lil..

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the biggest of icebergs melt.
Peace in Kitty Heaven


1:42 PM  
Blogger iblogme said...

Sorry to hear about the loss. Thank you for trying, though.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're in kitty world now.. where kittens run freely after little white mice...and god has given an angel to look after them

3:53 AM  
Blogger diana said...

they're in kitty world now.. where kittens run freely after little white mice...and god has given an angel to look after them

3:55 AM  
Blogger Nhar said...

Kitten Realm...

9:26 PM  

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