Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crazy Few Days

Sorry for having been so quiet lately. Mommy has been to and fro the vet since Sunday. Thankfully, NONE of us were dragged along. We'll let Mommy explain.

Mommy here :
Long story short, I have been spending a lot of time with my friend at the vet, keeping vigil over her cat who was in very bad condition with suspected poisoning since Saturday. Sadly, despite the best efforts, the cat passed away today, Tuesday evening. We were with him right till the end.

Till today, we have no idea what poison he could have ingested and how. He was a stray cat that appeared in my friend's life about a month ago. She had him neutered and was about to get him vaccinated before bringing him indoors to join her cat family. Then this happened.

We do not know if he was intentionally poisoned by people who are not tolerant of animals but I have some things to say to people who think that poison is the way to "get rid of the problem". Poisoning is a terrible way to end a life. Especially a life of an innocent animal who does not know he's not allowed on your car or that the grass in your garden is different from the grass outside where he does his potty or for just being born a rat. There are humane ways of keeping them away instead of resorting to poison or pesticides or weedkillers. The suffering the animal has to go through after being poisoned is just plain awful. And death is not instant. It takes days....days of pain and endless suffering. Please. No animal INTENTIONALLY does things to annoy humans. Just shoo them away if they do things you do not like. As for rats, well, keep drains clean and garbage in properly closed cans. I could go on and on but I shall stop here.

Run free, Bosco, and fear no pain or suffering because the Rainbow Bridge has none of that.

We will be back to regular posting and commenting tomorrow, Wednesday. Thank you for letting me vent.

46 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

I'm so sorry, so terribly sorry about Bosco. What an awful thing to have happened. Please let his human know that I'm sending universal Light and the boys send purrs.

Bless you both for being with him till the end...at least he wasn't alone.

I feel heartbroken for your friend....

Mollie said...

That is bloody awful if it was intentional We are so sorry for your friend, please tell them we are thinking of them xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Mariodacat said...

You are so right friend. That poor kitty and I feel so bad for your friend. It was kind of you to be with her during this horrible time. I never will understand what gets into some people.

speedyrabbit said...

so sorry for you friend but I can't say much more as this sort of thing make's angry

Patty Woodland said...

Poor thing. I will never understand

finnhoward said...

So sorry for your friend. Ranting always allowed too!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom are so so sorry to hear about your friends cat Bosco :(
R.I.P litte fuuriend

Berts Blog said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We know about those people and we think you said it perfectly.
My Vickie gets in trouble with people because if there is a rat in the area she uses live traps and re-locates. Most people are intolerant of that and really give her a bad time. But we re-locate to an area where they will do no harm to anyone or thing.

Your best advice was for people to clean up after themselves. Don't leave food around, especially if you are feeding ferrel cats in areas rats can populate.

Oh my, this will probably just go to your spam folder so we will stop babbling.

So sorry about your friends kitty.

Love
bert

Random Felines said...

no apology necessary - rant away! we are so sorry that Bosco ran for the Bridge, but we are glad you were there for him and he had a chance.....

Molly The Wally said...

That is terrible and we cannot understand why someone would do that. Poor Bosco. You were very kind to support your friend. Take Care.
Best wishes Molly

Katie Isabella said...

I have leaky eyes about this as I am passionately for animals. The vile dregs of so-called humanity who inflict suffering pain and death on innocent little ones WILL be held accountable. If not now, then later. Every hair on the innocent animals body is counted just as they are counted on we humans. Both are precious in His sight and these monsters will reap the consequences what their actions wrought upon innocent lives.

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear about sweet Bosco. That is just so horrible and so sad. Hugs to you and your friend for loving him so.

Lucy the Cat said...

Cathy, I am so sorry about Bosco. You are such a dear friend to be with your friend and Bosco the whole time. Your friend is wonderful to invest her time and love in this dear kitty.

Hugs,
Vicki

Old Kitty said...

Oh no! :-( Oh we are so so sorry to read about poor sweet Bosco. Poor poor Bosco. We are just glad he was surrounded by love and tender care in the end. We are just glad that for every bad person who would harm animals there are plenty of good ones like yourselves and your friend who would give them the life they deserve. Take care
x

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

OH NO,,,, da mom haz leaky eyez readin dis :( How dis breakz owr heartz, how cruel....... We are heartbroken dat Bosco or any animal had to suffer like dat!
We agree with Katie Isabella!!!We couldn't have said it better!!

We are so Sorry fur his human.....

We sending Soft purrz & purayerz~ ♥♥xo♥♥

Safe Journey Bosco ~

~*Connie*~ said...

I am also sorry to hear about this. It really is a shame that people just do not understand what consequences their actions have. Even if this wasn't intentional, someone did something at some point that caused this..

It is just sad.

Father Tom said...

Poor little Bosco. We are so sorry to hear of his suffering and the terrible news as to why.

We totally agree with you, we're glad you posted your thoughts. Will stupid humans ever learn? Run free, sweet Bosco at the Bridge, pain free and happy.

So sorry for your friend, too.

Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker, Mitty & Anastasia

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bosco. Thank you for being such a good friend. What a comfort you must have been to your friend while she was at the vet.

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Ohhhh, oh NO. We are sorry beyond words that this had to happen to your friend, and we are sickened that a human being could do such a thing....

Purrs to you and your friend and we're so sorry Bosco suffered what he did. Run free, dear Bosco.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

So sorry to hear about any animal that has to go to the bridge that way--awful!! So sorry!!
I have a new fur baby and have just done my second post about her. please come and meet her!!

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry to hear about Bosco. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend and family. It's heart breaking how people can be so cruel to innocent animals. Our Grandma in Las Vegas had a dog that someone poisoned so we know how awful it is. Hugs to you!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

RB does knot have any kinda pain ore sufferin ore fear ore sadness....promize ewe on that

dude K

XOXOXO ta ewe bosco; look me up after ya get settled

frum de rest of de trouters;we hope de ****** ****** that did this ta bosco boards de slow boat ta hell coz it'll bee that much mor ****** ** for them

that bee a felony wear we lives tho probablee de ****** ****** that did this doez knot care...

what goes round comes round.....

we bee trooly sorree bosco.....

God's speed

CATachresis said...

You have a right to vent!! Very sad when that happens. I have been noticing in the press here just lately that more and more cats are being poisoned by cruel people doing it on purpose!! It is heartbreaking, but the police don't see it as a priority!!

Katnip Lounge said...

We feel so badly for you, your friend, and especially poor Bosco. People sometimes do terrible things--I cannot understand it. I hate to be vengeful but I hope Karma will catch up with the poisoner.
{{hugs}}

Remington said...

That is SO sad....who could do that to any one....

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about poor Bosco. How can humans be so cruel?? We send your friend...and you...lots of comforting purrs.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so sorry, poor Bosco. I sure hope it was an accident and not on purpose. Hugs to you and your friend.

Prancer Pie said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bosco. Our hearts go out to his family. xoxo

ABBY said...

Oh dear * wet tears *
We are so so so sorry to hear about Bosco. That is incredibly sad, we hope that it was unintentional. WE pray it was. We cannot imagine what anyone would gain by doing something so malicious. We are purring for Bosco's family and we bow our heads and say a prayer for rest and peace for him now.

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I have my brother Bosco with me now. My paws are around him and he has forgotten all the pain and sorrow. He is surrounded with love and furriends forever and ever.

Meg & Quill said...

How sad. Run free Bosco.

Nola said...

That's terrible. I'm so sorry
Nola

Photo Cache said...

so sorry to hear that. pawhugs to you and your friend.

emma and buster

Oui Oui said...

This is a terrible story. We are so sorry about it and once again, people prove just how ignorant and hard hearted they can be. How do they sleep at night? Or look at themselves in a mirror?

Sandra said...

I am so sorry for Bosco and it is absolutely heartwrenching to know how he must have suffered, the poor furry soul. I completely agree with you... there are so many ways to keep animals away ( well, I don't even mind snails, I feed them salad!), I don't have rats as I keep everything tidy. If a cat jumps on my hood to keep warm in the winter, I am happy to see those paw print on my hood in the morning... especially if they are muddy. I don't even clean my car! Animals just don't know the are things we humans thing they shouldn't do.

Lívia Fernanda said...

Oh, Jesus, this kind of indecent person who poisons the animals exists everywhere! We always know in Brazil, cats in one neighborhood are poisoned by someone who doesn't like them. This is very sad!
I'm so sorry for Bosco. I'm sure he is now in a place where everybody loves cats!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear about poor Bosco who had done nothing wrong to this nasty person. It has made us very sad here and we hope the nasty cruel person who did this will reap what they have sowed.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tamago said...

I am so sorry to hear about Bosco. He was about to have a happy life, then his life taken away like this... I feel so sad and angry. Please, rest in peace Bosco.

Pretinha said...

Lamento muito. Aqui no Brasil ainda acontece esse tipo de maldade, mas eu acho que as coisas estão começando a mudar lentamente.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am so desperately sorry for the loss of your friend's precious kitty. Your message is most important and one I will share far and wide. You are a wonderful friend to have sat with them ((((hugs)))) and our deepest sympathy

onebluedog said...

I am so sorry that such a horrible thing happened to your friend's kitty. I bet that last month was the best one Bosco ever had.

Smile With Your Tail said...

This is awful, run free sweet Bosco :(


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Marg said...

We are so sorry as you know about Bosco. We sure wish a miracle had happened but that can't be the case every time. At least Bosco knew a bunch of love before he had to go. You sure are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Bosco. Sending love and comfort during this sad time :'(

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh sweet Whisppy Mom, This makes us so very sad. Send you so much love and comfort as you grieve with your friend. RIP Bosco, Godspeed over that Bridge--there's lots of fun kitties to play with there XOXOXOXO

dogsnpawz said...

That is so sad. People can be so stupid and so cruel. RIP Bosco.