Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sugar

In a strange coincidence, I had already chosen Sugar, Scotchy and Stryder for my next batch of limericks before Sugar was attacked, so I have decided to start with her. Sugar is the oldest of the cats, but she is still a young cat. She had a litter of five kittens and Stryder is one of them. She is a very loving cat and lives up to her name. All the kitties are indoor/outdoor cats, but they mostly stick close to home. Sugar was attacked by a pack of wild dogs and severely mauled. She has really bad punctures on her back and a lot of bruising around her lungs. She was really lucky that her lungs were not punctured. She is still at the vet as of my writing this, as she didn't come out of anesthesia as expected. It turns out that she also has kidney problems, which prevented her metalbolizing the anesthetic as she should have. The one good thing that has come out of this trauma is that now her vet knows about the kidney problems and can treat them. As Sugar is still a young cat, she stands a good chance of recovering from both the mauling and the kidney problems. She does need a lot of care and her family is very worried about her. If all goes well, Sugar should be going home on Thursday.

                                        Sugar is as sweet as she can be,
                                        But now she is feeling a bit puny.
                                               I'm sure she'll get better
                                               When the vet will let her
                                         Go home to her loving family.

10 comments:

Black Cat said...

Hi Karen Jo, thanks for visiting. The cats have only been with me for just over four weeks but they've settled in really well and are lovely!

I hope Sugar will make a good recovery. How horrible for her to be mauled by wild dogs!

Hugs and purrs :) xxx

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Good news to know that she is on the mend. What a horrible experience!

Kellykat said...

Thank you very much for immortalizing Sugar with the poem. I'm sure she would have liked it. Unfortunately she did not recover from her surgery and has gone to the bridge. I know she is pain free now but she will be deeply missed.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a lovely limerick. We were sad to learn that Sugar crossed the Bridge last night.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh no. We are saddened to hear that Sugar went to the Bridge. Grayson was hurt by a dog 3 years ago, but luckily his wound was not so bad that he couldn't make a full recovery. Our hearts go out to Sugar's family.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sad to hear about Sugar...we were hoping she would recover...but sadly, this was not to be...now she is running and playing pain free at the bridge...but we still are so sad....

Thoughts said...

Glad to hear she is healing. We will send our most powerful purr-ayers to her.

Theodore and Sasha

Shadow / Molly said...

We is sad dat Sugar choose to run away to da bridge but we is happy she no longer is in pain. Soar high sweet Sugar!!

Karen Jo - we has sumfin fer yoo at our bloggy today.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Sending purry healing prayers to Sugar!

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