Monday, September 16, 2019

Firefly


7/12/19 to 8/14/19

Mom found that Firefly passed away some time in the very early hours of Saturday morning. He had been fairly active and ate dinner the night before. But he had been having some intestinal issues and while he had been treated for parasites once and was being treated again, that could very well have been the issue. Part of being in rescue is that some days you will just never know the reason.

Some people say they couldn't foster since giving them back would be so hard. While it is difficult, having a kitten die in your care is definitely the hardest part. No matter how long you have them, they own a piece of your heart and that part breaks when they pass away. It can be expected or unexpected, doesn't matter. But part of being a good care giver is knowing it may happen and allowing yourself to grieve if it does. None of us are perfect and sometimes are best efforts just can't save them.

Firefly was a sweet boy found in a parking lot of a convenience store. We have no idea how he got there. We have no idea what happened to his mom or any siblings. What we do know is that he was found, came into rescue, came to us to foster and was loved for the time he was here. We certainly wish the outcome had been different though.

14 comments:

  1. Oh no, I am so sorry. Glad he had some love. Hope your day is a good one.

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  2. So sorry! It is so hard when we lose a little one.

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  3. Angel Firefly, you were as cute as the dickens, and we are sad that you had to leave so soon

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  4. As brief as his time was with you, I'm so grateful he had those days of love and caring. Fly free little Firefly.

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  5. I'm so sorry about Firefly. Lots of purrs to you.

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  6. We're so sorry for little Firefly ! Purrs and hugs to you

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  7. Fly free, little Firefly ! You certainly knew love !

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  8. So sorry...this has to be the hardest thing about fostering. Purrs.....

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  9. I'm so sorry, that must be really tough. Purrs for you and for Firefly.

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  10. Godspeed Firefly; we are beyond sorry and we also wish you had more time here. We send big time hugs to mom; she's right; you were, and always will be; loved ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  11. Oh no. I loved seeing that little guy. Thank you for taking care of him, and giving him love during his too-short life. Godspeed, Firefly.

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  12. We are so sad to learn of Firefly's passing.

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  13. We're so sad that Firefly's time here on Earth was so short. Thank you for loving him so much.

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  14. I am so very sorry.. once they hit that stage you start worrying less so some how I think they hurt more

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