Tawnie by Patricia / Tricia

Tawnie our little one,

You died so suddenly, and our hearts are still broken. You came to us at the age of seven months, and you were the sweetest thing. Everyone who met you said you were a “Pretty Little Girl”, and you were, and still are. You had so much love to give, and
we (Susan, Lena, Justin, and me) took it for granted.

When you got to our home you had to put up with a very angry kitty, your soon to be sister Harley. She was very upset, that another cat dare to come in her presence, but you proved her wrong. You never hissed back, and you never got mad. You showed her that you were of no threat, and you taught her how to love another cat. Soon you two were the closest I have ever seen.

In April we noticed IT… It was the lump that bulged on the side of your stomach. You being Eight months old were very petite, and it was abnormal that you had that lump. At first we thought nothing of it, but you began to isolate yourself hiding, not playing, and became very intolerant. Two weeks later you were worse, and so on Mother’s Day, we brought you to the vet, just to be on the safe side. We sat in that waiting room, assuming your x-rays would be okay. Then Susan and Lena called Justin and me into the exam room. When in there I could tell Lena had been crying. I looked down and felt my eyes well up with tears as I heard Susan say “Tawnie won’t be coming home with us today” You had “Wet” FIP, the version that was fatal. There was fluid inside you, filled up to where your heart was. It was only time before you would have left. All of your intestines were failing, causing bulges, everything wasn’t functioning Properly, and you were in pain.

So we said Goodbye. The vet tech asked if we wanted to be with you as you were put to sleep we all said no, and now that I think back I wish I had said yes. You were only Nine months old, and you had no clue as to what was going on. You didn’t know what would be your fate, and I am sorry, because I could have been there for you and I wasn’t. I know now though, that you are happy, and are in a better place now. I miss you deeply, and my love for you is unconditional. There will always be a place in my heart, and life for you, and I know that one day we all will be re-united with you, our Tawnie, our little one.


All My Love,