3/18/09 - It is with a heavy heart that I must inform the group
that our beautiful snow flower is now at rainbow bridge. My heart is
heavy and with tears flowing I will try and explain to the best of my
ability what happened.
Early last week Yuki just stopped eating, didn't matter what I tried and
believe me Anne and I thought of everything from baby formula/food to
peanutbutter and jelly. Didn't matter how it was cooked or what it was
she just was not interested in eating anything. Last thursday we started
taking her into the vet for IV fluids, my husband took off work on
friday and monday so he could get her to and from the vet for her IV's.
A few times she ate a little something but it was darn little and only
once a day. Sunday we kept her home all day with us so we could love on
her and give her a day without being stuck with needles. She had x-rays
that showed nothing conclusive but a couple of her liver enzymes levels
were quite high and so was her billiruben. Yesterday she didn't look
well and while I was at work and my husband was home he noticed that she
was very very fat in the belly area. He called our vet and took her in
and she tapped her belly for fluid and bingo there was lots in there.
She went from being beyond thin to having this huge blown up belly. I
left work early called my vet to tell her she was full of fluid again,
then yet another call to Anne and the decision was made to bring her
back to my vet. When I got home she was in pretty bad condition and her
belly was huge, she just looked so tired like she just couldn't fight
anymore. She was exhausted, there was just nothing left. Anne, Dr Tucker
and myself all spoke and decided that it was time for her to run free
without pain, worry, or sickness. I sat on the floor with her as the
doctor gave her the injections. She was so weak that it only took a
second and she was gone to run with my other babies on the otherside of
the bridge. I know they were there to great her so she wasn't alone and
they will take good care of her now since I was no longer able to here.
I only hope she finally knows what its like to now be carefree and that
while she was here she was loved very very much. Good bless Yuki...be
2/23/09 - After taking a break from fostering I'm proud to
announce our latest foster. Her name is Yuki which is Japanese for snow.
Yuki is white with the most beautiful ice blue eyes.
Yuki was found roaming the streets of the Bronx and is in poor condition
right now but with regular feedings and a healthy diet we don't see her
staying that way for very long. After all she has been through Yuki is a
sweetie pie who just wants someone who will be with her and provide her
with an never ending supply of love and affection. She really loves to
be around my boys who are 12 and 15 years old. The more time she spends
with them the happier she seems. She gets very upset when the leave for
school in the morning but she is full of wiggles when they get home. Her
whole butt wiggles when she get excited! It is just the cutest thing to
see. She sleeps all night in her crate in my sons room and doesn't make
a peep but if you put her in when someone is home she will cry and whine
for approx 20-30 min and then calms down. I think the time will decrease
once she realises that she's not being abandonded. So because of that I
think she has some serperation anxiety but that may improve in time.
When I get home she's all quiet and sleeping so I know that she mellows
after a bit. When your home she wants to be right next to you where ever
you go, even if its just into the laundry room she wants to tag along
and go too.
Yuki will make someone a great companion and is waiting for that special
someone to call her own!