Friday, February 8, 2008

Tasha - Formerly Feral Friday & Tribute to Ginger

It's Tasha, taking a turn on the blog at last...some brothers (not mentioning any names of course) are such blog hogs. I may be a little cheeky sometimes, but deep down I am very thankful that I get to live here and get looked after so well.
Today I thought that I would post a tribute to a very sick kitty called Ginger who went to the Rainbow Bridge last Friday, February 1. This is a photo of that little kitty that Mum took with her phone, so it's not great, but you can see what he looked like.
Mum's friend Amelia found him near the place where they both work. It's in an inner city suburb, but the building is actually on the Yarra River, so there is some vegetation around. Amelia loves animals like Mum, and has two kitties and two dogs at home. There was another local kitty (with collar and tag) keeping Ginger company when Amelia found him, which we thought was a very nice thing to do. Ginger was a small medium-to-long haired ginger kitty, without any collar. Mum said that little Ginger was extremely thin, and had been sick for some time. He was very weak, but he did drink some water that day. Amelia took him to visit her regular vet that afternoon to see if anything could be done to help him. There were some tests done, but the sad truth was that Ginger had been very sick for a long time, and there wasn't anything that the vet could do save him. The nice vet lady said that poor Ginger probably wouldn't survive the night, so Amelia made the difficult decision to have him put to sleep humanely, instead of suffering any more. Both Amelia and Mum were sad that he's gone, but glad that he wasn't suffering any more. As for me, well, I'm very glad that there are people who love animals and help them when they need a helping paw.

For more great cat blogging over the weekend:

Board the Friday Ark at The Modulator (submit your post here)

Weekend Cat Blogging #140 Feb 9-10 Valentine’s Edition:Kashim & Othello (moved from Paulchen’s)(see the week’s& host to enter your WCB post in the comments for the weekend roundup)

The Carnival of the Cats #203 -Pet and the Bengal Brats at Pet’s Garden Blog Sunday Evening(submit your post here)


Gemini and Ichiro said...

What a wonderful tribute you guys!

Jazz said...

Beautiful tribute :)

Hot(M)BC said...

That's a sweet tribute to the lil ginger kitty. We're so glad nice humans like your Mom and Amelia help out kitties.
(And I understand about sibling blog hogs too.)
Boni Maroni

Daisy said...

Poor Ginger. It looks like he lived a very tough life. Thank goodness your friend was there to help him at the end so he did not have to go to the Bridge all alone.

Wrigley, Cobalt, & Penelope said...

We are so sorry to hear about Ginger. :-(

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

I feel so bad for Ginger. We blogging kitties should all feel so fortunate to have such good moms and dads like we do. Ginger never had a chance. I am glad your friend was able to help a little. I am sad. I wish all kitties could have good homes.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

I feel so sad about Ginger. Despite all my antics I have thankful to have a good home.

Shelby said...

Poor Ginger. I am glad he had Amelia at the end though.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Poor little Ginger. :( Lovely tribute to him. How nice of Amelia to take him to her vet and to make sure he's not suffering any longer.

Oscar the Wonder Cat said...

It is lovely to know that when his time came for Ginger to go to the Rainbow Bridge, that he went with dignity and with the love of some nice humans.

Please pass on our thanks to Amelia for doing all she could to help Ginger out. No kitty should live in pain.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

That was a lovely tribute ... and a great kindness.

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It is nor leggy and light: some of them has medium build.
This pet is very sensitive comparing to other pets.
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