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06 May 2014 @ 02:58 pm
Another 'I'm Sad' post  
Doesn't seem like there's any other type lately.

I can't even remember if I mentioned that another pregnant stray showed up on our doorstep. Anyway, three weeks ago, she had four kittens, all gingers like mum. Mamma had a long labour, and she didn't take the umbilical off of three of them, so me and Nin did that. And so everything's been fine since that first crisis, till lat night. There was an accident. I can't type out details or I'll cry again. We thought it was some bad cuts and maybe a sprained leg, so took him to the vet first thing. Turned out he had broken his back. We had to have put to sleep. He didn't even have a name yet. He was so very tiny.

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giandujakissgiandujakiss on May 6th, 2014 09:59 pm (UTC)
that's horrible. but i think it's very likely that they wouldn't have made it without your help, so as awful as it is, you helped the others.
Ithithildyn on May 6th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they wouldn't have stood much of a chance otherwise.

This is the 6th litter, along with mamas, they we've taken in over the last 5 years, and of all those kittens, we've lost two, so I know we've been extremely fortunate, but like our vet said this morning, no wants to be a statistic. It was all just very traumatic.