Monday, November 25, 2013

On Her Tenth Life



Recently, I thought Spooker was quietly passing over to the Rainbow Bridge.  She'd stopped eating and was so weak she could no longer climb the stairs to get onto the bed.  I set up a blanket for her under the bed, with her own food and water, and shut the bedroom door so no one could bother her.
I said my good-byes to her, and let her know that if it was her time, I just wanted her to go peacefully.
After several days of just sleeping, she started getting back up to drink water and use her pee pads.
Now, I want to share with you that Spooker has had yet another miracle bounce-back. Her fourth since last New Year's Eve.  She's lost a great deal of weight since this picture above was taken, but I want to have memories like this of when she was healthier.  She doesn't seem to be suffering or in pain.

I believe she's on her tenth life now. Every time she bounces back, she's a bit weaker, but I never expected her to do any recovery this time. The past two nights, she's been back up on the bed with me, purring and demanding Temptations whenever I get up to go to the loo.  Every minute with her is a gift, and I am thankful that she seems to be making the most of her Tenth Life.

22 comments :

  1. Spooker, you just aren't ready to make that leap are you? But you are a lucky cat to have such a devoted Not the Mama.

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  2. Enjoy every moment. (we know you will!) Seems like Spooker still has a few tricks up her paw!

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  3. Good kitty. I hate to see beloved animals get old. My Gretchen is 9 1/2.

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  4. Purrs to you and to Spooker. Some kitties aren't on borrowed time - they just go out and take it! ;-)

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  5. Purrs to Spooker. We hope she takes all the lives she can.

    The Florida Furkids

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  6. We're purring for Spooker...and you too. Enjoy your time together.

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  7. WE sure send lots of purrs to Spooker. I had a cat do that once. Bounce back many times. You just never know. Hang in there Spooker. Take care.

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  8. Lots of purrs for Spooker. Every day really is a gift We hope her tenth life is a special one for both of you.

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  9. That is wonderful! Enjoy every moment with her!

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  10. Cora's Animal House is sending our love to you and Spooker and your herd. She is a very special kitty and we all love her very much ... sending our friend Morgen our love and best wishes XXOO

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  11. Awww. I'm glad you have more time with her. Enjoy and give her a snuggle for us. - Alana & Crepes.

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  12. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers and headbutts to Spooker!

    Luf, Us

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  13. Ah - warm hugs and purrs to you all...

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  14. Spooker just isn't ready to say goodbye yet, so treasure every moment (even more than usual!). Purrs and ((((hugs)))) to you all!

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  15. Still many purrs and snuggles to go. We're always happy to hear things like this - where the Bridge just isn't an option at the moment..((hugs)) to both of you!

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  16. spooker....rock on gorgeous gal....may yur tenth life be az blessed ..may St Francis keep watch over ewe....just coz he can

    hugs frum all oh uz in de land o trout
    XXXXXX

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  17. What a sweetie .
    We are happy that Spooker is living her life on her terms.
    We purr that when it is time,it will be peaceful :)
    Purrs and headbumps.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

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  18. Spooker, did you just need a long break and be alone. Good that you bounced back to share another live with NTM.

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  19. We are so glad that Spooker bounced back again! What a blessing she is. Big purrs and prayers...

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  20. With all the bad news lately this is certainly good news! The purrs do help.

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  21. Thank you for your kind thoughts and purrs
    when our Tillie crossed the Bridge.
    She was such a cute,spirited House Panther.
    We miss her SO much.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ

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  22. Hope your love is still doing well. <3

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