Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fly Free Abby




In April 2014, I brought home two kitties from the shelter that was diabetic. I had offered to foster Chandler who I met at the shelter with a bum leg and when I went to pick him up Abby had shown up and needed some care as well.

Fortunately, they got along rather well and I fostered them for a while, got them stable, and returned them to the shelter. Chandler was adopted and lived in a home for a while before he was returned to the shelter and then passed away.

Abby sat in a cage for nearly a year and deteriorated. When I realized she hadn't been adopted and was getting cage aggressive, I would go to the shelter to work with her to try to get her walking around. It was not a solution because I worked full time. It took some work, but we were able to get her into HART who has a number of diabetic cats in their care and a robust network of foster homes who were happy to care for them.

Almost a year after she was in my care, she was in theirs. April 2015 was when I got the last update. Occasionally I would see her networked on social media, but I hadn't heard anything in a while.

I received a message a few minutes ago that Abby had been a nice stable foster home and had been doing very well until recently. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with cancer and it progressed to the point where they felt it was in her best interest to let her go today.

My heart breaks at this news. Not only because of her passing, but also for those people who had been caring for her for the past two years. It is always hard to lose a loved one.

27 comments:

  1. Rest in peace, Abby. xo

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  2. Oh, Aunt Connie, we're so very sorry. Purrs to Abby's foster people ....

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  3. I'm so sad to see this. Poor Abby... I'm glad she had a foster family that loved her.

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  4. Oh no....we are so sorry for everyone who cares for her. We are glad to know she was living in a foster home being loved.

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  5. Sending our purrs to all who loved and cared for Abby. Rest in peace, sweet girl.

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  6. We're so sorry. Fly free, Abby!

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  7. Angel Abby knew real love in the last few years; hang your hat on that. RiP Angel Abby

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  8. Oh no! It's good to know that even though Abby didn't have a permanent family, she had long-term fosters who gave her the love that every kitty deserves. Sending purrs of comfort to everyone whose hearts are hurting for her tonight.

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  9. Run free Abby- be the kitty you were meant to be
    Sending gentle hugs and purrs to all that loved her

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  10. <3 Fly free and frolic in the grass <3

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  11. Oh that is so sad,Run free Abby,xx Rachel

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  12. We are so sorry to hear of her passing.

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  13. I'm sorry, Connie, for you and for her foster parents, all those who cared and loved her. I *am* glad, however, that she did have kind people to give her the TLC she needed. Peace to all. ♥

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  14. I'm so sorry about Abby.

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  15. I'm so sorry about Abby, but so glad for her that she was in a loving foster home in her last few years. ❤️

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  16. So sorry to hear about sweet Abby. Because of you and what you did she had love and a home. Gentle hugs and prayers for you.

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  17. I'm so sorry about this. She's so pretty and it's good to hear that she was loved the last two years. I'm sorry for this sadness for both you and the people taking care of her. Hugs.

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  18. I'm so sorry to read this.. My heart goes out to you and her foster family. Hugs.

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  19. We are so sorry to hear about Abby!
    Many Noodle hugs to you...

    Noodle and crew

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  20. Fly free, Abby ! And special love to you and all the people who fostered her and showed her love !

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  21. So very sorry. She knew love thanks to all who cared for her.

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  22. Fly free, sweet Abby. We are so sorry, Connie, but so grateful that this special girl knew love with her very special foster family.

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  23. That is so sad. Rest in Peace sweet girl.

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  24. Very sorry to hear this.

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  25. Oh how sad. Rest in peace, sweet girl.

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