Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Reminders of Cleo

I've had a hard time losing Cleo, harder than any other loss I've suffered, and much harder than I expected.  Perhaps it's because she was with me for so long.  Perhaps it's because there are constantly so many reminders of her.

Today there were two.

One made me cry:

The other made me smile:

10 Ways Your Cat Shows You Love

Cleo was such a sweet, loving little kitty.  She had the sweetest little trill, like what they describe, and she did the head bunting thing and the eye contact/soft blink thing all the time.  She always carried her tail in the air, and I fell sleep every night to the sound of her loud purr coming from under the covers.

I miss my girl!



  • At November 20, 2014 at 1:34 AM , Blogger Christina said...

    I don't know you, but I stumbled upon this page while researching treatments for my own sick kitty. I just have to say I am so amazed at the love and care that you provided for your sweet little friend. I have met so many people who would have just given up in the struggle to save their kittys life. They think, "Oh well, she's just a cat." They are wrong, cat's can be so much more. My kitty is a sweet little 6pound (currently 5) siamese who is also suffering from liver disease and pancreatitis. She's currently at home with us, eating a small amount on her own. I'm absolutely amazed at these animal's will to survive. We've set up a donation page to help pay for our friend's survival. (that is the link)

    I'm sure your little friend knew how much you loved her, and cherished her. Caring for an animal says so much about a humans compassion. I wish you nothing but happiness and the best of memories of your feline friend.

  • At November 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Katharine Swan said...

    Cleo was always like that, too -- the vets even commented at the end on how much determination she had to survive. I don't know if most cats could have gone through that paralyzation and being unable to eat properly without it affecting their personality and their will to survive.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment. I still miss Cleo, but I'm able to think about my memories of her now with more happiness, and less grief. You're right -- they're not just animals -- they are companions and we spend more time with them than we do with most people.

    Good luck with your little kitty. I'm going to turn your link into a clickable link, and I'd be happy to put a blog post up with the link, or even have you write a guest post about your cat with the link in it if you'd like. I know it's been about a week, but I hope she is still hanging in there!

    Here's the clickable link to donate:


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