My dearest Purrince Siddhartha : LadyMum here. I know we live together & spend so much time in each other’s company, so you must be wondering why I’m writing a letter to you. I don’t know what else to do. I have a lot to say to you ‘littul man’….
I was so excited to finally have my dream cat: a Burmese boy I named Purrince Siddhartha. I’d dreamt of a cat like you since I was 20 yrs old so when you showed up a week later after NYLABLUE was PTS I KNEW you were Heaven sent. I knew NYLABLUE & Mingflower put you in my path. That first 7 months was wonderful.
Then you got sick & started acting out. We stumbled thru 2015 & with the help of Aunty Sheila we found a Vet who diagnosed your IBD & got you on a proper diet & Probiotic which you responded well to!!
Mumma Mary-Ellen suggested we leash train you to walk safely & burn off the energy you had & to settle your unruly behaviour. We’ve gone thru’ a lot of chaos with the 2 unhinged tenants & the ‘trolls’ out back; but we kept walking & perservered….
Then that fateful August last year when you ‘alligator death rolled’ out of your Kitty Holster & ran & I had that massive seizure changed everything. Thankfully friends came to our aid & Molly dog saved you from running onto our busy street & being injured or worse!
We changed walking areas & yet another ‘troll’ scared the crap out of you & we gave up walking. Winter was closing in anyway which was all right with me. You stopped overgrooming in November but restarted in March when we started walking again. So back to the Vetman & he suggested Apoquel which worked not only to stop the overgrooming it helped your IBD & you were doing so well. But I can’t afford $125. a month for that medication on top of the $125. I spend monthly on your Rx foods & meds. So you are back to over grooming & acting out & over vocalizing. I’m trying my best for you Purrince Siddhartha but I feel like I’m failing. Some days I can’t walk very much & you are so irritated when you can’t be outside for long. You no longer like the condo. You act like you don’t even like me. I lose my temper because I’m so frustrated; not because I don’t love you ‘littul man’. I LOVE you so much, yet we argue far too much. And the icing on the cake: I’ve found two growths on 2 of your ribs on right side (where you’ve over groomed). When I touch that spot you flinch….I am now terrified you either have fractured ribs or Cancer or G-D knows what….
So this coming Monday we are going to see VetMan & I’m going to ask for bloodwork to be done; for him to examine your ribs; even X-ray your ribs. I have saved enough money to get this done so I can find out for certain what is wrong with you. If the rib issue is the cause of the over grooming &/or the over vocalization. I need answers; we need answers. Whatever the outcome of this appointment is I will do all I can for you. At this point you have a 50/50 chance of being with me a month from now. My heart is breaking in pieces pondering your fate. But like all my beloved felines before you, if you are terminally ill or need something I can’t provide I will NOT let you suffer. Your welfare is my 1st priority. It always has been…. I love you with all my heart my sweet ‘Purr-amedic’ & that will never change…..
Today I made a decision to DROP the name ‘Henry’ from your name as the person who wanted you to have that name has left our life. You were originally Purrince Siddhartha & always will be. With all my Love, LadyMum