Friday, June 04, 2010

Tansy

Sorry to have been absent from here over the last few weeks but we have been suffering from a bad dose of 'life' round here.

It all started with Rosie cutting another tooth (only 3 left to go!) then Dave & I both caught a stomach bug last week that lasted over the bank holiday weekend. Thankfully Rosie didn't get it but the whole parenting thing doesn't work very well when both parents are broken. The final straw was when I found one of our cats, Tansy (the cat in my avatar), behaving very oddly on Monday afternoon.

Dave took her to see the emergency vet where they discovered she was extremely dehydrated and has lost over a pound in weight since her annual check up in December. The vet ran some blood tests, and they found severe kidney failure. The vets tried to treat her but she was not responding, they were trying to syringe feed her but Tansy refused to swallow so we listened to what she was telling us and let her go. My Dad came over and took Rosie and I to the vets as Dave had a meeting he couldn't get out of. We let Rosie say goodbye to Tansy and then my Dad took her to a near by park while I stayed with Tansy till she'd gone.

We all miss her horribly. We got Tansy and her litter mate Dill when they were 8 weeks old in 1996. Rosie is taking it by far the best of all of us, thank goodness for the pragmatic nature of two year olds. I got a copy of 'Goodbye Mog' in just in-case but I don't think I'm going to need it this time round.


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Tansy was a frequent visitor to my sewing room to keep me company when I got to spend time up there

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In her classic 'feed me' pose

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Tansy loved a sunny spot and wasn't too fussy about where it was

39 comments:

Debbie said...

Hello Karoline. First of all, I am so sorry about Tansy! My Tigger cat is 15 years old, and I'm holding my breath how long she will live and be well.
I just found your blog....I wonder if you are the same Karoline I was a "secret pal" with years ago on a BB. Still have the needle roll you sent me displayed in my sewing room.

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I am so sorry about Tansy, it is so hard to lose a pet like her. You will have plenty of happy memories to look back on.

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tansy. She looks very much like our cat Star that we lost many years ago.

And it's so true about both parents being sick and trying to take care of the little one. Hopefully you'll never face that situation again -- we had it happen with 2 kids! Ugh!

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about Tansy, she was beautiful!

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear about Tansy.

KarenV said...

I'm so sorry Karoline {{{hugs}}}

Katrina said...

I am so, sorry about Tansy! It's a blessing Rosie is taking it so well :-). Lots of good thoughts and prayers.

coonieandplume said...

I can understand how you feel as I had to let my dear Plume go 2 months ago...
I'm sure Tansy and Plume are playing together now, wherever they are!

{{{hugs}}}

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tansy. Losing a pet is so hard because they are like your best friends!

Harmien said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Karoline. Losing a pet is hard!! I hope your memories of her will help you smile.

Kim said...

Karoline, so sorry to hear about Tansy. :o( I worry we'll be losing our Ellie Cat because she is getting soooo thing. She still eats and everything and acts fine...but she's a rail compared to what she once was. We sure do love our furry kids! {{{hugs}}} to you!

Barb said...

I'm so sad for you Karoline. I've lost many a cat over the years. Our Pippen isn't feeling well now and he's on antibiotics. If he doesn't start acting feisty soon we will have the vet test his blood. Wishing you well.

Susan said...

{{{Karoline}}} - I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Tansy. I can only imagine how you must feel. I'm glad that Rosie handled it okay.

More {{{hugs}}}

Nancy said...

I'm sorry to read you lost your kitty Tansy. She was a beauty! We have so many kitties, and I am so attached to all of them. Glad your little one is handling it well.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Tansy, Karoline. (((hugs)))

Concetta said...

{{hugs}} I'm so sorry to hear this, Karoline.

cathymk said...

So sorry Karoline, Tansy was a beautiful cat (reminds me of my long gone black and white cat, Mog)

Goodbye Mog is a lovely story - it made me cry when I first read it.

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your furry little one. From her pics she looks like she was a character.

Melissa said...

Awww, Karoline, I'm so sorry to hear about Tansy. I've lost a couple of old kitty friends a few years ago so I know how you must be feeling!

It sounds like Tansy had a good life and was a good companion.

Take care!

Sherry said...

So sorry about your sweet cat. I have been missing my Sagebrush (who was about 17) for several years now...it's never easy. Hope you are all feeling better from the stomach bug and teething...

Marjo said...

Oh, Karoline I am so sorry. We just recently lost one of our girl cats and I still miss her. I know how hard it is. Best wishes, Marjo

Aussie Stitcher said...

Karoline I am so sorry to hear about Tansy. It is always difficult when we lose a beloved pet. Take care (((((HUGS))))).

Lois said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tansy. You have been having a time of it lately. Two sick parents at the same time is never good!

Sheila said...

So sorry about Tansy ... losing a kitty pal is always so very very hard :hugs

Susimac said...

Oh Karoline, such sad news about Tansy, its always a BIG miss when we lose a beloved pet, I'm glad you are all better too from your 'bug'

Joanie said...

Oh Karoline, I am so sorry about Tansy! I understand how you feel and my heart is breaking for you. She was a beautiful kitty and a lovely model when you posted your stitching. She'll live on in your heart. {{{HUGS}}}!!!!!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Hi Karoline, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of Tansy but just remember that you gave her a wonderful life full of love. And you showed that love the most in letting her go without suffering.
Donna

Carol R said...

Sorry to hear about Tansy Karoline!

Giovanna said...

I'm so sorry, Karoline! Hugs to you all.

woolwoman said...

I'm sorry to hear your sad news Karoline - Tansy will be missed in your home but she was surely loved and treasured friend. I hope you are feeing much better now and Rosie too. Mel

holly said...

So sorry to read this!

((Karoline))

Jacqueline said...

I am sorry about Tansy, I know how painful it is. I lost my 3 lovely old lads in the last year and a half. I have a gorgeous baby boy now taking up my time, but I still miss my original babies. You get a great deal of love from a faithful cat.

mainely stitching said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry about Tansy.

Ellen said...

So sorry, Karoline, to hear about the loss of your dear Tansy. She was such a beauty.

Hope you and Dave are now feeling better.

How much longer until the new baby?

Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Karoline, I'm so sorry to read about Tansy - sending lots of good thoughts your way :)

Siobhan said...

Aww, Karoline, I am so so sorry about Tansy. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Big hugs.

ollie1976 said...

I am so sorry.
-Jen

Jeannine 520 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of your sweet Tansy. :-(

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to Tansy! We get so attached to our animals and they truly become part of our family and part of our lives!

Take care of yourselves!