It's time to share a final good-bye to our sweet Callie-Jo here on the blog.
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In late August of this year we had taken her to the vet because she was vomiting and not eating. At that time they determined she was running a fever and prescribed Antibiotics for her. I spent 7 days feeding her with a syringe before she started eating on her own. She seemed to rally back although we noticed she was losing weight.
This past week she started vomiting again and not eating so we took her back to the Vet. She had numerous tests done but they could not figure out what was causing her to lose the weight and become dehydrated. Without an exploratory surgery they just couldn't say what was wrong other then she was a very sick kitty.
They feel from some of the tests that she most likely had some kind of intestinal cancer. They didn't feel even if they did surgery that she would be strong enough to survive the surgery and if she did it would be a long road to recovery. On Thursday we made the decision to have her put to sleep. It was so very hard to do as when we went to say our final good-bye's she seemed so happy to see us and on the outside she really didn't look sick at all. I can't begin to tell you how hard it was to let her go but I know she is pain free now & in a better place.
This tiny little kitten at our house in March of 2008 - My hubby had went out of town on a job and I stopped in at a local pet store and saw her and fell in love. I just had to bring her home even though he said we didn't need another cat. They bonded with each other right away and she often would take naps with him.
This is one of my favorite pictures of her as a kitten. Coleen was just 3 years old and decided one day to read Calli-Jo a story.
She even helped my husband by supervising his painting skills.
She was quite musical as well...
Here she is playing the guitar!
When we first got Callie-Jo we had another older cat named, Nuisance. For several days the two of them were insperable. She stayed by his side almost all day long. Then one night he got really sick and we rushed him to the Vet and the next day he passed away at home. We think she knew he was going to die and wanted to comfort him.
She was such a sweet and loving cat. We often called her "Wonky Face" because she had the part siamese part calico features that made her look quite different.
Here are some of her "Wonky Faces"
She earned the nickname, Space Cadet because she would often just stare up at the ceiling at nothing at all.
She was just so funny.
In the mornings when I would take a shower she would sit on the edge of the tub and wait until I pulled the shower curtain open then she would sit and watch the water drip down the shower walls.
She loved getting into cardboard boxes of any size along with baskets and laying on purses.
She was loved by all the cats and all of us. There are probably many more photos and stories I could tell you about our Callie-Jo and maybe someday she'll be featured again in loving memory shots. She will truly be missed.
Rest in Peace Miss Callie-Jo - Always in our hearts.
Callie-Jo - March 2008 - October 2017