My kitten Merlin passed away

Merlin’s condition deteriorated rapidly yesterday, and he passed away right before the vet had any chance to treat him earlier today.  He was very fine last week when I brought him to the vet to get him vaccinated.  He was really sweet, adorable and affectionate, and I’m really heartbroken over this sudden loss. I’m really depressed right now.

Keep safe your black cats

With me now owning a black cat, and Halloween coming, I urge people to keep their black cats safe inside your home for the coming months, heck all year long even better.  There are sick people out there who might abduct them and torture them.

When I was a child, on my way to home from school for lunch, I found the corpse of a black cat.  I thought the cat had been hit by the truck and went flying and landed at the back of the truck.  I still cannot forget the expression of the cat  which was pure terror, pain and torment.  I was shocked and ran to home to tell my mother about it.  My mother did not speak to me on this matter and hid the truth from me because she thought I was too young to handle it.  But like I said, I never forgot it so I was talking to her about it some years ago, and she told me that the cat in fact had been tortured, killed then placed there.  Cops talked to people in the neighbourhood to try to catch whoever was behind it.

In order words, it’s real, it happens, sick people or bored teenagers target black cats, and it might be yours next.  I never let my cat go outdoors so mine is safe so be careful with yours.

A new cat

Earlier today I went to the local pet shop and bought a kitten.  That kitten is my first kitten, all my previous cats were adults cats ditched by their owners.  I wanted a kitten for once.  It’s a male kitten and he’s black.  He’s really sweet and affectionate.  There were other kittens at the pet shop, but he alone came to me, purred when I took him, and climbed on me; after that when the girl there tried to take him he did not want to leave me.  I felt he was the right cat for me so I choose him.  I’ve decided to call him Merlin, I think it suits him.  I shall post pictures later.

Photos of my cat

Here are two nice pictures of my cat that I took with my iPhone, before he got sick and started to lose weight (you have to open images on another tab with WordPress to see them full size, since they always shrink images to make them fit the width of the blogs):

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My cat’s health state

I went to see a vet last month who said that my cat was in a seriously bad health state.  She even told me if I would have not brought him to the vet he would have died.  She thought at first he only had a few months to live and she gave me a syringe and wanted to show me how to feed him that way, because cats in the state she thought he was do not want to eat and you have to force them.  So she came with a critical care pate to show me how to feed him, and my cat jumped on the pate she had brought him and devoured it.

So she changed her diagnostic because of this behavior, thinking that my cat probably decided he did not like the dry food anymore I was giving him, and started to eat less of it, then started to lose weight, which is exactly what happened.  My cat was still in a very fragile state, because he had lost a lot of weight, was very dehydrated, amorphous, cold temperature, etc.  So she gave him something to hydrate him, then told me to give him the critical care pate in small doses and mix the dose with water and give him this way.

So I bought a lot of that critical care pate, and I had to go back buy more twice, and gave him some whenever he was hungry, because it was important for him to gain weight, and his appetite grew with time, so much that he ate around 41 cans in a month.  He feels heavier and he has more energy to come to me for affection, and for more pate of course!

Yesterday I went to see the vet for the continuation of his treatment.  My cat has gained two pounds since his last visit, his temperature is normal this time, but he’s still very dehydrated, so she hydrated him again like last time.  She gave me medication for him for his heart and kidneys, and she told me she suspects he might have hyperthyroidism so she took a blood sample.  She called me later in the evening to confirm with me he does have hyperthyroidism.  So now he has medication to take for that and he will have to keep taking the other medication for a while because hyperthyroidism damages the heart and kidneys and the medication is there to prevent that.  So as long as his hyperthyroidism condition is not stable yet he has to take them.  She has changed his food and he does not need to take critical care pate anymore.  I just feel relieved to know what he has and that the medication will make him better.  I still have to go to the vet for the coming months to see how he fares with the medications.

My new favorite drink

I’ve never liked tea, coffee or herbal tea, even though I’ve tried many times.  As for coffee, I rarely drink it but when I do I prefer mocaccino coffee that they sell in small bags.  Because of my insomnia, I’ve tried all sort of herbal teas but I’ve never liked any of them.  Up until now anyway.  I found this herbal tea

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at the grocery store.  I really love this herbal tea and I’ve gotten used to drink it often.  I’ve bought it these last months at the grocery store, but this month I could not find any, not even at the mall and the two pharmacies I checked.  It looks like I’ll have no other choice but to buy it at from now on. 

Not in the mood

To be frank the reason I do not post readings anymore is because I’m not in the mood at all to use tarot or any oracle, or to do anything related to tarot.  I’m also not in the mood to buy more decks as well.  It’s been over a year that I’ve been feeling this way.  It’s not the first time it has happened, and it won’t be the last.  And I’ve seen people on Aeclectic Tarot Forums in the last decade going through these phases as well, who come and go, and come back later.