Gatsbi lived at Forty Paws for eleven years. Ma and Pa found her feral mother and her siblings and brought them inside. The mother became a barn cat, because she was simply too wild to accept a life indoors. The other kittens all found forever homes with other people, but Gatsbi stayed at Forty Paws because she had neurological problems. The vet thought that she must have suffered brain or spinal cord damage shortly after she was born. This meant that she could not jump and had trouble climbing. She had diabetes, but that was well under control. She adapted to the new house well and decided to live upstairs. Then one day she became rather lethargic and had a very low temperature. She was not eating or digesting well, either. Off she went to the vet, who tried everything he could think of, but nothing would bring her temperature up to normal and she didn't seem to be enjoying life much any more. Ma and Pa made the very hard decision to help her cross the Rainbow Bridge. The vet who treated her and her regular vet reviewed her case and decided that she probably had intestinal cancer. She was quite a kitty and Ma and Pa are missing her terribly.
Gatsbi got sick and no one knew why.
To make her better the vet did try.
He tried every way
To get her to stay
But Gatsbi off to the Bridge did fly.
I just want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I am thankful that I am healthy this year. I am very thankful for Herman to share my life with. I am thankful for my family and friends, including all my online friends.