Christopher Brodie is no more

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Christopher Brodie is no more

Post by issiandarchie+68 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:09 pm

I don't know if any of you lovely people will remember, back in March, the story of Christopher Brodie? Well, the wee darling is no more. He was doing well, with the odd setback, the occasional loss of a tooth etc. but content. He was taken to the Vet a couple of weeks back as, normally amenable to taking his pills, he struggled, blood soaked ribbons of slaver from either side of his mouth. We took him to see Lovely Vet instantly, diagnosed with a 'dirty' mouth infection, but treatable. However, due to Covid we could only be spoken to over the telephone and had to hand the lad over in the car park, LV called and sadly told us Christopher's heart was beating at the rate of knots. Despite his ongoing medication, he would develop congestive heart disease and that would be it. It could be days, weeks or months. Thursday and Friday just gone Christopher had a lovely time, sitting in the garden in the sun, in and out the cat flap, eating non stop, sleeping well. Yesterday morning, I noticed he hadn't eaten his Friday supper but put this down to the vast amounts eaten during the day. Sadly, it was a slippery slope, nothing eaten for two days, very unresponsive, time to say goodbye. We are of course heartbroken and the house is silent. But there will be no more pets. We have loved and lost too many wonderful animals over the years and neither of us can go through this again. Goodbye wonderful Christopher Brodie.

Issi

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Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Post by booktigger » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:52 am

I'm sorry to hear this, RIP little one

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Post by fjm » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:58 am

I am so sorry - he was a very special cat.

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Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Post by Mollycat » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:53 am

Oh yes I remember CB very well. I remember offering you a long and humorous post about CB not caring for your declarations of No More Pets or your broken hearts, something about the last homecoming before the final homecoming, and every cat being sent to us for a reason. I remember us all knowing this was only ever going to go one way from the moment you asked for advice.

If CB's purpose for you in your lives are not clear yet then it will be, soon. Is it a coincidence if he came to you for lockdown and now has left? He chose you to give him his wonderful ninth life full of love and care, when you thought you had done your share of loving and caring and retired. But we never retire from loving and caring, and how fortunate are you and Mr B to have been able to share these past 6 months.

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Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Post by issiandarchie+68 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:56 pm

Thank your my dear Mollycat. Yes, I remember your post in response to my protestations of No More Cats! How right you were, my boy was a total joy but his organs were shutting down and we did not want him to deteriorate further, or worse, die from a massive heart attack, which we think he would have done if left another day. We did not tell the vet any of this, just his symptoms, but she confirmed our 'diagnosis' both over the telephone and after a thorough examination. Despite restrictions, we were allowed to be with him at the end. She brought him to us wrapped in his warm blanket, I kissed and cuddled him because he always loved that, he wasn't scared, my boy just closed his eyes, his head drooped. It was so peaceful and gentle, my husband and the Vet had to whisper to me he had actually died. I'm not ashamed to say that on the way out, passing other masked pet lovers I wept bitter tears. Today we have donated all things cat related to Cats Protection and paid our very last Vet bill. I wept again because it is the end of a lifetime of loving and caring, both giving and receiving in spades. My God, the house is quiet!

Issi

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