Sunday, February 20, 2011

MEMPHIS SAGA:

My new kitten, Memphis. (Named after the ancient capital of Egypt.)
I got her about a month ago delivered from a cattery in New Jersey.  She's a seven-month old, ruddy Abyssinian - cute, affectionate and playful.  But I noted she was very small and had terrible bad breath.  When I took her in for spaying, the vet discovered probable major health problems!  Off to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia.  They confirmed either Amyloidosis (deadly deposition of proteins in organs) or Feline Infectious Peritonitis (a deadly organ-involved disease).  Prognosis:  2 months to a year to live!


I've grown very attached to Memphis.  And her symptoms are getting better under my care (worming medicine, antibiotics, weight gain, sweeter breath, etc.). However, the cat contract promises a replacement in case of genetic problems. I DON'T WANT A REPLACEMENT CAT, I WANT TO KEEP MEMPHIS. Therefore, I just sent an e-mail to the breeder requesting my money back! ...

14 comments:

Ron said...

What a beautiful blog! Looking forward to reading more about your kitten and your life.

Don said...

Ron, Thanks. And thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

Hi Don,
I'm sorry to hear about Memphis.. I like your new blog, its great.. I hope you are doing well.. Jeanie

Anonymous said...

OMG So sorry to hear about Memphis! I know how quickly we become attached to our pets and feel badly for your situation.
If there is any way we can be of help please let us know.
Comming from a reputable breeder are not the kittens offered for sale checked out by a vet?
Ken & Don

Don Voth said...

Don says, Thank you so much Jeanie, Ken and Don. To lose a pet is serious. But Memphis is a delight and I'm going to enjoy and love her for her short life.

bobc said...

So sorry...

Mark in DE said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear this news about Memphis. I hope it all works out for you.

On the other hand, I'm happy you've started a blog!

Don Voth said...

Thanks Mark, I'm enjoying doing the blog. Although I hope I dont get too wrapped up in it!

Larry, aka The Kid and The Old Goat said...

Don,

Ut oh, look out. Writing a Blog is like eating peanuts. It is hard to stop after one. Sorry about your cat's health problems. Maybe some tender loving care will extend her life. At least she'll have a happy one with you.

Larry

Don Voth said...

Thank you Larry. Your well wishes help. And YES, I'll treat her well with TLC.

Caliban said...

I love Memphis. She has so much personality. The picture of her is stunning.

Don Voth said...

Thanks Robert. The pic WAS a lucky shot.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your kitten. I still miss Ranger! Good luck with her! Greg

Don Voth said...

Thank you Greg. I'll take special care of her.