Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Kitten tragedies

My regular readers my remember Felicia gave birth to 6 kittens on December 1 - 2009?

Well we are so happy as we was at that day.

However, this is not a happy post about Cats. So be warned. Photos taken with my iPhone in order not to be to detailed.

One of the Kittens died last Saturday. Gene failure.

On Sunday we discoverd another two of the Kittens were born with serious defects. One of their back legs was only half size. This is the curse of the Manx-gene.

To Day I went to the Vet. It was only two solutions: Amputate the misformed legs from knee and down or give them a sleep-in injection. After a relative short pro et contra discussion we decided to end their life one week old. They would never could have lived a good life as Cats. Not even as indoor Cats.

 Here you see the Vet with the tiny black kitten. Missed half her right back leg.

It was, however very heartbreaking to hold them in my hands while the Vet gave them the injections.

Except for their handicaped legs they were very healthy and large, even their eyes were open, kittens to be only one week old.

The Vet told me she has never seen so large kittens and with open eyes so young before.

While they passed away, the Vet opened Internet to read about the Manx breed.

Then checked the kittens. They needed a double injection. So they were strong. In their too short life.

Rest in Peace our dear little ones. They will be cremated. 

More Cats on Tuesday here. Hope there will be many lucky stories

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Blogger Gattina said...

That's very very sad, but you took the right decision !

December 08, 2009 5:37 pm  
Blogger Julie said...

I am so sorry! That truly is sad and I am sorry you had to make such a tough decision.

December 08, 2009 6:31 pm  
Blogger Sandee said...

I hate making these kinds of decisions. I'm so sorry. Rest in peace. They have crossed the rainbow bridge and are now perfect physically. They are playing with each other in heaven.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

December 08, 2009 6:57 pm  
Blogger JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

Yes very sad. And I understand why
you are sad. Rest in peace and now
they will be running like kittens
do, after crossing the bridge.

December 08, 2009 7:06 pm  
Blogger Suzann said...

So sorry Tor - how sad for the little ones and what a tough decision. ((((Tor)))))

December 08, 2009 7:22 pm  
Blogger Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

We are so sorry about that!!!It must be hard to make such a decision.
Where they are now they will have a better time!!!

Big comforting hugs!!!

December 08, 2009 7:34 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Oh I am so sorry Tor. I have sat with an ill kitty and doggy and wondered about their fate. Happily, they came home. But I know of sitting in the office holding that new life and thinking I might go home with empty arms.
I send to you and Anna many hugs!!!!

December 08, 2009 7:52 pm  
Blogger Rain said...

How sad but you made the right choice for their sakes. Poor little mites

December 08, 2009 7:53 pm  
Blogger Quilt Works said...

So very sad... But I think you have made the right choice as hard as it was. It was nice that you could hold them in the last few minutes.

December 08, 2009 8:49 pm  
Blogger karna said...

So sad to read about your kittens.
Det var ordentlig trist å lese om kattungen, var innom pg så på de som nyfødte og at mora hadde flyttet de. Et var et tungt valg dere tok, men godt å vite at de ikke får/har det vondt.

December 08, 2009 9:07 pm  
Blogger Pam said...

I am so sorry to hear about the poor kittens. They were beautiful.

December 08, 2009 9:46 pm  
Blogger Petunia said...

Så trist, Tor! Virkelig trist å lese. Men jeg syens dere tok den rette avgjørelsen selv om det er den tøffeste ting å gjøre å bestemme over liv og død.
God klem fra meg:)

December 08, 2009 10:03 pm  
Blogger Irishcoda said...

Oh no, so very sad and tragic...such little ones! :( I'm sorry and I would have felt as you. But as you held the kittens, you were giving them love in their last moments. (((hugs)))

December 08, 2009 10:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about it. Hugs from me.

December 08, 2009 10:37 pm  
Blogger Cindy said...

I am so sorry! How awful. Poor little things.

December 08, 2009 11:04 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

It's really very very sad. Poor kitties.

December 08, 2009 11:34 pm  
Blogger Anna said...

I agree with all of the earlier commenters, that this was a tough decision and that you did the right thing, down to the last detail.

Tack för besöket på mitt blogginlägg med Cajsa-Katt.

Jag beklagar sorgen. Det måste ha varit ett oerhört svårt beslut att fatta. Kattungarna ser ju så söta ut på bilden. Men alla djurkännare skulle säga att ni gjorde det enda rätta. Stackars kattungar!

Jag var "kattbarnmorska" när Cajsa födde sex ungar i juni 2000, när Sara och hennes fem syskon föddes. Vi behöll Sara och fann permanenta hem åt alla de fem andra. Alla ungarna var välskapta och blev bra katter. Jag var så tacksam att ingen unge dog eller behövde avlivas. Men jag var orolig innan och rädd för hur det skulle gå. Jag vet inte hur jag skulle ha reagerat om någon av ungarna hade så varit svårt missbildad. Du har varit duktig att klara av sådana svårigheter.

Stora kramar och de bästa hälsningar
(Christina Wigren)

December 08, 2009 11:51 pm  
Blogger Princess said...

I am so sorry for your pain.
We will be purring for all of you.
This sort of event takes time to accept and heal.
You are loved.


December 09, 2009 12:01 am  
Blogger katztales said...

Oh how terrible. I'm so sorry. Hope you can take comfort from knowing you did the right thing. I had no idea Manx cats had these potential problems.

December 09, 2009 12:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm so sorry that must be really hard.

December 09, 2009 12:16 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Tor...I am so very sorry to read this...A terrible and painful tragedy. My heart goes out to you and Anna and Felicia...Sometimes it is so very hard to understand the ways of Nature.

December 09, 2009 1:16 am  
Blogger catsynth said...

Oh no, that is so sad :(
We are very sorry to read about the kittens. Sending our thoughts.

December 09, 2009 1:55 am  
Blogger Shadow said...

how very very sad. i feel your sorrow...

December 09, 2009 6:27 am  
Blogger AL said...

That was so heartbreaking...I am so sorry to hear about the kitties.


December 09, 2009 8:15 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

I am sadden by this too Toraa and sorry to hear this.

December 09, 2009 8:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anna, dear Tor,

I am so sorry about these little, poor kittens,but it was the right decision.I can imagine, how you now feel...

December 09, 2009 8:41 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Let our hearts be broken with the things that break the heart of God!

December 09, 2009 11:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How incredibly sad:(((( Poor kittens and poor you that had to put them down. But my strong Papa made the difficult choice right. Unfortunately there are no wheelchairs for cats yet... We will have a toast for the cats with the lutefisk during the weekend. Take good care of Felicia and the three kittens:) Klemmer Ingelin

December 09, 2009 12:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ja, hvor vi dog føler sorg omkring vores 4-potede venner. Men kærlighed kan netop gives kontakt ved dyrs sygdom, ik'?

December 09, 2009 10:05 pm  
Blogger linn kristine said...

Huff, for et trist innlegg. Får jo klump i halsen her. Veldig trist, men nødvendig. Ingen katter som er tjent med å slepe bakenden etter seg for resten av livet. Du/dere gjorde et riktig valg.

December 10, 2009 3:07 am  
Blogger The Chair Speaks said...

This is so sad and a very tough decision.

December 10, 2009 3:42 am  
Blogger lime said...

poor kitties, but yes, the merciful choice.

December 10, 2009 2:23 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Tor - that is so sad! I do hope that they did not hurt long... But there is always life and death.. argh!

December 11, 2009 6:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky to u........................................

December 11, 2009 9:55 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Awwww.... How sad.... Poor little things! But of course, the right thing to do.


December 11, 2009 11:59 am  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

My heart goes out to the precious little strong ones...and to you, such a caring man.

December 12, 2009 6:01 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

So sad, but you made the right decision.

December 14, 2009 2:01 am  

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