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Cats owned: dsh
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: uk
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05-06-2014, 09:01 AM   #1

Goodbye Topsy.


We took in Topsy last year after her owner died and her family couldn't find anybody willing to take her. She was 16 and after a vet check, it turned out she had a broken tooth, when she was in for a dental we got her x-rayed as she was uncomfortable in her back. It turned out she had severe spondylosis. We started her on acupuncture and recently included Metacam as she got more uncomfortable. She always missed the litter tray and needed regular bum baths because she couldn't squat, however she was always keen for a gentle rub and very enthusiastic about her food, she had a fleecy bed by the radiator which she loved to stretch out on.
Yesterday I found her collapsed and surrounded by frothy sickness, her back legs were completely lifeless. I rushed her to the vet and she had suffered a aortic thromboembolism, not linked to her problems but suggestive that she had an underlying heart condition. It is an extremely painful condition and if the cat survives it has a very high chance of it happening again, so I had her PTS. She was a sweet, gentle little thing and I will miss her coming for her morning pet and wandering up and down the hall while waiting for her food bowl to be filled, always ending up with food on her head because she couldn't wait for the food to be spooned into her bowl.
Goodbye sweet Topsy Tops!



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Cats owned: Magnificent moggies
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Location: Hampshire, UK
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05-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #2

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


So sorry to hear about Topsy, farthing. No more pain, so run freely at The Bridge, Topsy.



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Cats owned: Colourpoint persian, and moggies
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 924
05-06-2014, 10:52 AM   #3

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


Sorry to hear the sad news about wee Topsy. Yes ,you will miss her presence, Farthing, but she is now well and happy again, and you could not wish her back to be in pain.Sweet dreams Topsy, little furry angel.



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Cats owned: 1 Persian and one b/w moo-cat mog
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 12,768
05-06-2014, 12:24 PM   #4

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


Sad to read this Farthing. It's never easy but made marginally more so when we know our decision means no more fear or pain. RIP Topsy and hugs to you too x



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Cats owned: NA
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Preston UK
Posts: 6,706
05-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #5

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


Run free Topsy
How wonderful that you could look after her for the last year of her life, the description of food on her head due to her impatience made me smile



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Cats owned: torbie/white & 2 siamese xs
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, U.S.
Posts: 4,326
05-06-2014, 10:49 PM   #6

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


Rest in Peace, Topsy. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you gave her a good life during the time you had her.



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Cats owned: 2 beautiful rescues.
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Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 3,670
06-06-2014, 08:20 AM   #7

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


Run and play pain free now Topsy, you were much loved x



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Cats owned: 4 moggies and 1 ragdoll
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: lancashire, UK
Posts: 806
06-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #8

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


So sorry to hear about Topsy. What a patient and loving Mum you are. Topsy must have been so grateful for all your care. what a lovely person you obviously are.



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Cats owned: Birman.
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Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 759
20-07-2014, 11:28 AM   #9

Re: Goodbye Topsy.


Bless you, farthing for being such a loving mum and carer to dear Topsy in her last year and for giving her something to look forward to each day in life again, such a sweetie. How sad it was cut short, even at an age, but how fortunate she was to have had you there for her when she needed care and compassion the most.



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