Friday, November 12, 2010

Sophie, my litte feral tortie

Sophie arrived last Saturday evening a badly injured little cat. It wasn't our first meeting. This past August she had spent the night in my garage awaiting a trip to the vet to be spayed the following morning. Robin is the colony caregiver that Sophie is from and she has been going through the colony doing a wonderful job of TNR this summer.

Over the past week I have loved and cared for my sweet Sophie but just a little while ago I had to say good bye to this little girl. Her injuries, combined with what we all suspect was an auto immune disease, was too much for her wee body to cope with. Robin and I made the decision that it would be far better to help Sophie to cross the Rainbow Bridge than to watch her suffer needlessly. All week I have wanted desperately to hold Sophie and kiss the top of her little head but being a feral it wasn't a good idea. Early this evening just before we sent her on her way across the Bridge, I kissed her on the top of her head.

Just 48 hours ago she was eating and showing signs of improvement but that only lasted a few hours and when I got up the next morning she was not doing as well and she continued to decline.

I miss her but I know it was the right decision for her even if it is difficult for me. I love you Sophie, my little feral tortie. XO


  1. Oh Goodest you and mom did all that you could hug hug hug. And you kiss her wee head. Purrs

  2. {{{hugs}}} You did a wonderful thing for Sophie by giving her a few days of love and safety. She looked like a sweet kitty. I'm so sorry.

  3. Oh dear - I'm so very sorry. I hope you find comfort in knowing you did everything you could for her. You acted out of kindness and love in helping her cross the bridge. Bless you for all you do for so many feral kitties. You are their angel.