And Again..R.I.P. Tazmania..
by Harley Crossed Rainbow Bridge - Posted Mon March 2, 2009 @ 5:11 PM
Another of my cats, Tazmania, passed away last night at 11:20 PM. She had been diagnosed with renal failure last year but was doing well with sub-q fluids. Like Harley, she stopped eating and then stopped drinking. The vet had me increase her fluids which usually bought her around but it didn't this time. She had a seizure and died. We were both home with her and I was petting her and telling her it was OK. I think she missed Harley a lot.
I found her on October 31, 1994 outside an Italian restaurant. She would con people out of their leftovers. I attended a Halloween party there and took her home. She went without a name for a week until she started running around my apartment. I said "stop that you little devil" and Tazmania came to mind.
She was always the most aloof of my cats and would only give you attention on her terms but when she did, she really turned on the charm. She was a handful. She got out several times and I had to trick her back in with food. She eventually caught on and would just stay out of arms length. She got out once and hid under the bushes in the front yard. My stepdaughter and I must have been a sight lying on our stomachs trying to lure her out. The funny part was if we left her alone, she would calmly walk out and wait by the front door.
She's now with her good friend Harley and my other cat Sal. It's just Moo and Liberty (the dog) now.