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Our cat, Zoe, had been going downhill the last couple weeks. The plans were to take her in the day after I got back from my business trip. I ended up staying two extra days and Zoe decided she didn't want to wait. DH called me as I was on the bus coming home - he was taking her in.

The vet was amazed she had lasted as long as she did. Zoe had been diagnosed with kidney failure over a year ago. Both DH & I were amazed that it had been that long.

At first we did the sub-Q fluids but she didn't like that - so we stopped. We tried all sorts of different foods to get her to eat. Some worked, some didn't. And unless it was coming out of the faucet she would not drink any water.

Zoe came to me when she was about 3 weeks old - still nursing. She had been abandoned and then found by a young girl who convinced her parents that she would care for the newborn. Two days later they were looking for someone to take her. I found out through a neighbor of a friend and said I'd take her.

She had been Riggs' nemesis since the day he was born! She KNEW Riggs wanted to eat her and she KNEW we wouldn't let him ... so she flaunted her power by rubbing against him and taunting him. Poor Riggs would sit there drooling!

While Riggs tends to be seen as the star of the GSD Chrsitmas Tree photo, Zoe played a pivotal role as well:



Goodbye, Zoe. It still hurts that I wasn't there for you at the end.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss...
 

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Oh Laurie!
I am so sorry. You have so much on your plate with your animals right now.
 

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My condolences to you and your family.
Rest in Peace Zoe.
 

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I'm very sorry that your special Zoe is now at the bridge. Hugs to you and your family on her passing. RIP Zoe.
 

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Lauri I am so sorry, with all you are managing and enduring right now, that you have lost such a sweetheart of a cat. I love her in the Christmas tree pic. What a beautiful cat, and what a character! What a lucky cat to be cared for and spoiled by someone as knowledgable, loving, and caring as you have been to her through everything.

HUGS to you Lauri and DH.
 
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