Friday, November 4, 2011

Memorial Edition: Black Cat Friday

Earlier in the year, when Ollie's blog had a Black Cat Friday, a lovely ebony Oriental Shorthair was featured. Circe was also the last official Black Cat Friday entry, so I felt it would honor her best by posting the memorial edition on a Friday.

Last weekend, I learned that Circe ran off to the Bridge not long ago. Her mom, Margo, told me what happened:

Circe was diagnosed with Malignant Lymphoma a year and a half ago.  We were treating her with chemo and she was doing so well.  The lymphoma was controlled.  But she was losing weight and finally she wasn't eating well and seemed lethargic.  She had ultrasounds and we discovered she had Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.  Her chest was drained and she was put on heart meds and seemed to be doing really well and was gaining some weight.  

The morning that it all came to an end she kept asking me to throw Ms. Purple for her.  I threw her up on the bed and Circe was catching her in her front paws.  Two hours later she suddenly threw a clot which went into her spinal column and was paralyzed.  We had to have her euthanized. 

I can't begin to tell you how awful it has been.  We have never loved any of our cats as much as we loved Circe.  She was Queen of our household.  She is buried in the back yard with Ms. Purple in her arms.  Thank you for asking, Donna.  I think you probably know what it has been like.  The large hospital that our vet is associated with was in shock.  They sent us flowers and beautiful cards.  Our vet said they were all crying.  Circe touched everyone she ever met.
She was only 11 1/2 years old.  Our hearts are torn apart.

Our hearts go out to Margo and everyone else who knew and loved Circe...losing a furkid is never, ever easy.

(I'm including a link to Circe's Black Cat Friday posting

NOTE: For some reason, Blogger isn't linking back to Circe's post even though it tested fine. The post is archived in the Black Cat Friday section and is the last official entry.)


Circe and Mr. Purple


  1. So sad. We are purring and praying for Margo.

  2. So sorry, Margo, for the loss of your beautiful, wicked Circe. Hugs and comforting purrs to you and all your family.

    Laura, Taffy, and (angels) Jet & Venus


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