Thursday, November 1, 2012


I've decided to participate in NaBloPoMo this month and attempt to post every day in November. Prompts have been provided for those like me that have a hard time figuring out what to post about.  I've decided to pick from those prompts randomly instead of following them day by day.

Here's today's prompt:

When was the last time you cried? Why?

The last time I cried was actually on Monday. For those that don't know, my mom has a cat breeding business. She actually had a litter born on Friday that had 7 kittens. There were a lot of things that didn't go as planned. One of those things was having a cat that was a first time momma and she was so overwhelmed with so many kittens and didn't really know what to do with them.

She had 6 kittens late Friday evening. On Saturday afternoon my mom called me and asked me to come over and help with the kittens. When I came over she told me that one of the kittens wasn't going to make it and she was trying to warm it up and revive it. I went to check on the momma and other babies and got confused because there were still 6 kittens in the box with her.  That was when we realized a 7th kitten had been born sometime around 2 or 3 that afternoon which was about 15 hours after the first 6 were born. Unfortunately, my mother lost that kitten the next day.

On Monday she called me at work and told me that she was going to lose another kitten and I told her I would check on it when I got home since she had to go out of town that day. When I got there the kitten was really weak. I tried to warm him up and feed him, but it just wasn't working. I held that poor kitten in my hand as he took his last breaths. It was so sad I couldn't help but cry. I'm getting teary eyed just thinking about it now. The tiny thing struggled so hard to live, but just couldn't.

Unfortunately, the kitten just didn't seem to be getting enough to eat, and by the time it was realized, it was too late. The momma is doing better about taking care of the babies now, but one of the smallest is still getting supplemental tube feedings just to make sure he is getting enough.

Sorry to start with such a sad story. Hopefully tomorrow's prompt will be happier.

1 comment:

Loki-Lou said...

Oh gosh....((hugs))

I used to work as a veterinary nurse and I cannot put into words the pain I felt when we lost puppies/kittens..I cried everytime!

:( I hope the others get stronger!