Friday, March 11, 2022

Sad news

 

                      Baloo 4/11/21 to 3/10/22

My sweet boy is gone. I didn't make our struggle public as some people would have wanted to insert their opinions and I needed to try to do my best for him.

With symptoms starting in January, my vet and I suspected he had the wet form of FIP. I decided based on his age and attitude, I want to try to treat him. I'm not going to debate the merits of that decision. If you have opinions, please keep them to yourself.

After 52 days of treatment, his body gave out. He just didn't have any fight left and I made the kindest decision to let him go. 

I'm broken. He was a special boy: tormenting Chanel, snuggling at bed time, playing with foster kittens. The house is missing a presence. 

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To make yesterday worse, sweet Soda 0assed away suddenly too. 

You may recall he was here when Goldfish was a kitten as I was looking for a kitten raiser. He flunked out here but my friend Heather adopted him and he did great at her house. Fly free sweet boy

30 comments:

  1. Baloo and Soda; we are truly sorry and send our hugs to both of you and to both of your moms ♥♥

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  2. Farewell Angels Baloo and Soda.
    You earned your wings much too soon.
    You were loved here on Earth, and will be sorely missed.
    Hugs and purrs.

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  3. We're so, so sorry for the loss of Baloo and then Soda. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs and hugs

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  4. I'm so very sorry for both the loss of Baloo and Soda. Purrs and purrayers to you and your friend at this very sad time. ♥

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  5. I am very sorry for the loss of Baloo and Soda. My condolences to you and your friend.

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  6. I’m sorry about Balou. And Soda too. Sending purrs of comfort.

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  7. That is sad news. I am sorry for your losses. XO

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  8. I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. Rest in Peace, sweet babies.

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  9. I'm so sorry. I know you did everything you could for him. Lots of purrs to you, and to Soda's human too.

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  10. We are so sorry, Jeanne. Thank you for loving Baloo and Saoda so much, and so well.

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  11. I'm am so, so sorry to hear about your sweetie, it's never, never easy. Love and gentle hugs from all of us.

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  12. Oh man, I am so, so sorry :'(

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  13. Totally respect your decision, he looks the most amazing boy and his loss must be tremendous.

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  14. Years ago we lost 3 fosters to FIP. Anything you tried to do to help sweet Baloo - and then to help him not to suffer - was the right thing. We are sorry about Soda's passing too.

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  15. I'm so, so sorry. Sending hugs. RIP, Baloo and Soda.

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  16. We are so sorry to hear about Baloo and Soda. ((Hugs)) we know how much you love Baloo and that you did your very best for him. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here.

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  17. This is terrible. I know what it is like to lose two beloved cats in one day. Though Soda was adopted, he was undoubtedly still part of the extended family. But Baloo...such a fearsome loss. I'm very sorry. Godspeed, little ones.

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  18. I'm so sorry Jeanne, it's such hard news to hear that both Baloo and Soda passed away. You did what you do best, care for the kittens and cats to the best of your ability, including making the difficult decision to allow Baloo to leave this world when it was time.
    Hugs and purrs.

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  19. We are so sorry. This is heartbreaking.

    Rest In Peace, Baloo and Soda.

    Purrs xx

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  20. I am so very sorry to read about Baloo and Soda...I cannot imagine how difficult it is to have two precious souls pass so close together
    Hugs Cecilia

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  21. I can't even imagine losing two fur-babies so close together. We are sending our most tender thoughts of comfort to you and yours. 💔 RIP Baloo and Soda.

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  22. I'm very sad that beautiful Baloo and Soda have gone. What dear friends; the heartbreak is deep, I'm sure. So glad that they had happy lives with you.

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  23. TBT here: I am sorry for such a brief time with Ballou. You both deserved more time together. I know your time together was cherished.

    I had a "Ballou" once myself decades ago. "Cat Ballou" from the movie, but also because it was an Anglazation of our French family name. The purrs of all The Mews to you...

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  24. We did not have privilege of knowing either Baloo or Soda but We read about Baloo on Athena's blog and so We came over to tell you how sorry We are for your Loss.
    Run free, Baloo and Soda, forever in the paw of the Great Cat in the Sky

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  25. We are so sad and sorry for your difficult losses.
    We made a memento in their honor, we sent it to your FB page.

    Sending love and many big hugs.
    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  26. Oh dear! Belated purrs and hugs from me and dad. We're so sorry to read about Baloo and Soda.

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  27. So very sorry for the loss of your Baloo and Soda. We recently lost our sweet Spooky-Boo so I understand how hard it is to let them go. May you find peace and comfort in your special memories of them and may they run free and enjoy life over the rainbow bridge.

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  28. Fly free beautiful Souls✨
    So sorry of the loss of your sweet Baloo and Soda. This is heartbreaking to lose two beloved kitties in a day😿Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞

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