At about 1:30am (PST) on January 30, 2012, we watched the matriarch of our menagerie, Alley, breath her last
. She has had thyroid issues for the past year or so and has been on Methimazole since then. She fought hard but has slowly dwindled, getting frail and losing weight. This past Monday she gave up. She stopped eating. She drank water up til around four hours prior to her passing.
We found her as a stray on Memmorial Day weekend 1999. We were still living in Pennsylvania. We did what we could to get rid of her, but she persisted until we took her in. She was 1, maybe 2 years old then. In July 2000, while moving here to Nevada, we stopped at a rest area between Champagin Ill and Bloomington Ill. We let her out of her cage and she ran straight to a pine tree and climbed about 10 feet up it. I had to unpack a ladder to climb it to get her
. While traveling through Wyoming, she got the hershy squirts. Don't know if it was the altitude or riding in a Penske truck for the last four days that caused it
.Several times a week she would wake us around 4:00am to be fed. When we would sit down for dinner she would come caterwallin (edit spelling) for something to eat. She would even jump on the table and beg. Two times she swiped food from my wifes plate. Once it was chicken from Pollo Loco and another time it was a pork chop
We're gonna take her to a place in Reno to be creamated. The same place we took OWL in 2009.
Hope we gave you a good life for the short 12years and 8 months Alley!
RIP in Kitty Heaven