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02 August 2013 @ 09:32 pm
I've had better weeks  
And months.

Ember died yesterday, of old age, but unexpectedly nonetheless. She'd been slowing down, having more breathing issues, and in the end, she climbed into mum's lap and died.

Ember was one of my first rescues, 15 odd years ago. It took nearly three weeks of patience before I could even touch her. Finally, I was able to grab her and bring her home. I'm going to miss her.

We lost Iona at the beginning of the month and now Ember at the end of it.

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Lettieaerwynblue on August 3rd, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
patpat_t on August 3rd, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
I am so sorry.
Karenauntyk on August 3rd, 2013 09:45 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry that she's passed on, but the fact that she chose to seek you out, I can't think of a higher privilege to have bestowed.
kimurho: Bernard the Elfkimuro on August 3rd, 2013 11:08 am (UTC)
My condolences for your loss.
cincoflexcincoflex on August 3rd, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetheart, yes, this IS a rough month, and I'm so, so sorry for the loss of a furry person you loved dearly.

spiffikinsspiffikins on August 3rd, 2013 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry - big hugs to you.
enchantersnight: Fox and Houndenchantersnight on August 3rd, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ohbhun I am so so sorry
lizbet0lizbet0 on August 3rd, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry it's been a bear of a month! I hope August will be better (even though it'll be hotter - bleagh!)

Do you have time to offer some advice on dealing with feral kittens? We've had 3 little ones hanging out in our backyard for a week or two now. We've been feeding them, so they're getting used to us, but I'm not sure if or how to go further.
Ithithildyn on August 3rd, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Depending on how old they are, they might still be tamable. There's so many variables. At a minimum, you're going to want to at least do a trap neuter release (TNR), or you'll end up with kittens having kittens. Important to break the cycle. I'd really recommend http://www.alleycat.org/ They have an exhaustive education area on their website that deals with most every aspect of feral cats. Click on the Get Help link. Best Friends is also a good resource. http://bestfriends.org/
layla_aaron: Kitteh Luv 1luscious_words on August 4th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
debbie: wetmethosdeb on August 4th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
so sorry for your loss ,its never easy no matter how long you have them
it's not a big problem i'm just socially slow: sadbubblesbrnaid on August 4th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on August 4th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
I will call her George: Winchester - Hugstrangevisitor7 on August 7th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
tpena19: Yellow :Itpena19 on August 14th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)