Today we bid a very sad farewell to our fur baby Cally, and we are heartbroken.
We had her for eight wonderful years. She was an absolute delight and from the first day, had us wound around her little puppy paw. For almost all of her eight years, she slept on “Grandma’s” bed each night – oh how I will miss that and being woken in the morning with a doggy kiss.
A month ago, her big cat brother, Napoleon,
passed away from diabetes. (you can read about their story here Just So You Remember – I’m the Boss ) During the following week, Cally went suddenly, and completely blind. That, and not being able to find and snuggle with her big brother confused her. Because the blindness was so sudden, the vet believes she had developed a tumor. She began to stagger sideways when she walked and it wasn’t long before she needed pain medication and cortisone to get through her day. After three days on cortisone, she rallied and apart from the blindness, managed to navigate around the house and yard.
Two days ago, she relapsed again and the staggering returned with a vengeance. This time, the medication didn’t help her pain and my daughter and son-in-law made the hard decision that the time had come to say goodbye.
At approximately 11:20 this morning, Cally crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and is now pain-free.