Mansion at Midnight: Our Hearts are Broken..

This is my little not so scary Halloween blog "Mansion At Midnight"
... Inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion...
I always wanted to be at the Haunted Mansion at Midnight...

Thanks for stopping by...

In Irons

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our Hearts are Broken..

Our hearts are broken, our little girl cat Belle had to be put to sleep due to a "saddle thrombus" which is a blood clot that settles in the rear pelvic region.  Its very painful for the animal and the prognosis is not good and 98% of all cats will have a reoccurrence of it within 2 years (usually less).  Belle had a heart murmur that was undetectable 9 months ago, then 5 months ago it was discovered and then yesterday was found to have grown and damaged her heart.  It was that fast, Monday she was playing and eating and then Tuesday we couldnt find her and finally found her behind the spa on our screen porch (we dont let them out)... I picked her up and put her on top of the spa (favorite spot for her) and then noticed she was dragging her hind legs.

We immediately took her to the vet.  We were all on board for aggresive treatment but this morning it was discovered she had deteriorated, she couldnt even pick herself up and the pain became greater for her. 

We got her because Mrs. InIrons was out numbered by males in the house...but wouldnt you know it, she became my little girl spending the whole day in the office with me (I work from home) and following me around the house wherever I went.  She liked being with Mrs InIrons too and even though she was 2 years old and about 9 months with us, she was adapting to the other 2 rascals that we have.

As I said our hearts are broken...


  1. My heart goes out to you for the loss of such a beautiful little cat. I am so sorry.

  2. Thanks guys, I know you are cat lovers.

    Last night when working I felt her run by my legs while at
    my desk. Just like she was there. I looked down expecting
    to see Chip or Dash but nobody was there.

    I keep seeing her out of the corner of my eye too but
    glancing over I dont see anything.

    Its a rough time for Mrs. InIrons and myself

    Thanks for your kind thoughts

    Preston (aka InIrons)

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your purr-baby! I felt the same way when my Skeeter suddenly got sick with a blockage in his urinary tract. We took him to the vet for treatment & he didn't survive the night. This was last November & I still tear up thinking about him. When you have a shadow / lap warmer / bed bumper for 11 years & suddenly it's gone - there is a void!

    Lisa, Maple Grove Cemetery

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for the compassion... I truly do miss her so very much. So strange so quick ... and she was gone, I can still get choked up thinking of her
    Thank you