Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A hard day

Some time this morning, our cat Kimber crawled into our washing machine, settled herself comfortably on some clothes, and she died.

She hadn't been eating well... She had a large benign cyst that grew into her brain case about two years ago. It wasn't growing any more, but it still bothered her. She would sometimes claw and scratch at it, causing her to bleed, and to get minor infections.

It seems that she tore it out this time, and it killed her. I found the remains of the cyst nearby her body.

A few hours later, one of the girls found her...

We lost her littermate Springer about a year ago; now she's gone too, not even 4 years old.

There are some pics of the two of them as kittens.

It was a rough day.