Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

One Day More

Eponine is fighting her own battle. However, it is so clearly obvious her little body is shutting down. Her weight is declining and each time I pet her I am discovering this little bony body. She still provides nice and loud purrs. I've been feeding her baby food. Never thought baby food would ever enter our home! Beef was her favorite. Now, it's only a few licks. Watching her appetite vanish breaks my heart.

She doesn't mind me lying on the floor next to her as long as I'm petting her or scratching her head. But if I stop or fall asleep, within a few minutes she's moving away from me. I don't know why.

Your comments have been phenomenal! I often cry as I read them, but overall feel very comforted. I read them out loud to Ep. She and I enjoy seeing all the pictures. Some fantastic pictures of mice receiving Secret Paws gifts, cats discovering snow, rabbits and dogs having fun. My Cowboy -- slip of the fingers -- I laugh and smile at the pics. Don't ever stop posting those pictures! I regret I haven't posted more pics of Ep. (Interpret: Still have dial-up and no digital camera, or loser.)

Discovering your blogs is proving so beneficial and therapeutic. Eponine has spent easily 99 percent of her life in our home only. Not venturing out too far and seldom visiting with other furry creatures. Meeting all of you is a huge blessing.

(Written by Eponine's Cowboy)

29 Comments:

At December 20, 2005 5:59 AM, Blogger Oreo said...

You must be such a comfort to her. I have wondered what it will be like when Oreo's time comes & I hope he will go gently & also give us a chance to say good-bye.

 
At December 20, 2005 7:34 AM, Blogger Becca said...

She's a beautiful girl! I feel for you both. I'll let you know about the girls (Meeko & Kiara) and their presents ASAP.

 
At December 20, 2005 7:43 AM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

I hope the girls enjoy.

 
At December 20, 2005 7:49 AM, Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

Cowboy and Eppy - we send our prayers

 
At December 20, 2005 7:51 AM, Anonymous the zoo said...

your in our prayers.
the zoo

 
At December 20, 2005 7:53 AM, Anonymous the zoo said...

may saint francis be by your side always.
the zoo

 
At December 20, 2005 8:04 AM, Blogger Gigolo Kitty said...

Eponine is such a sweet-natured beauty. Please give her a gentle rub behind the ear from all of us at GK.

 
At December 20, 2005 8:29 AM, Blogger Laurence said...

When it was clear that Edloe wasn't well, I took the day off from work and spent as much of it with her in between runs to the vet. She'd punk out and nap under the bed or in her Grumpus Cave, and I'd lie next to her petting her or talking to her.

 
At December 20, 2005 9:29 AM, Blogger William said...

Eponine, we all hope your Cowboy has as much time as he needs with you.

 
At December 20, 2005 9:41 AM, Anonymous mkm1960 said...

From "Prayer for a Cat"

...
And when I am old and the time comes to say farewell, hold me gently in your arms and I will go without a whimper.

For with you I am trusting, safe and secure. A cat who walked alone but loved you with a full and happy heart.

Copyright © 2005 Phylis Feiner Johnson All Rights Reserved

Prayers and Blessings for you dear Eponine and your beloved Cowboy.

Mary Kay

 
At December 20, 2005 10:08 AM, Blogger Simone said...

Sending nose nuzzles to you and Eponine, and hugs from Mama.

 
At December 20, 2005 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are doing everything you possible can for her and I know that she is very comforted by your extra special care at this time. Our pets provide us unconditional love and she knows that you have always given her the same. In the past I have lost pets and never had the time to say goodbye. Spend every moment you can with her now, she is a treasure, as are you.

 
At December 20, 2005 10:37 AM, Blogger Kat said...

I have been praying for you both. And crying.

God bless you.

 
At December 20, 2005 11:39 AM, Anonymous Jasper said...

We will keep you in our prayers. This is the time of year for miracles. Never give up hope.

 
At December 20, 2005 12:44 PM, Blogger Chatham said...

You are in my thoughts. Since I am 18 years old and have had my share of problems, I know that my people worry about me. Your years have been filled with love and will continue so until the end.

 
At December 20, 2005 1:24 PM, Blogger Diva Kitty said...

Sending love and Bunny Kisses.

 
At December 20, 2005 3:32 PM, Anonymous THE ZOO said...

WE HAVE BEEN CRYING TEARS FOR YOU. TWO OF US ARE 16 AND OUR OWNERS DOTE OVER US CONSTANTLY. ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT US. BUT THEY DO LOVE US SO. YOU ARE SO IN OUR PURRAYERS.
THE ZOO

 
At December 20, 2005 3:37 PM, Blogger Knightly, Lizzie, & Firenze said...

Lots of love, kisses, purrs, head butts, chin skritches and purrayers to both of you. Eppy, you are such a beautiful girl and your cowboy loves you very much. Cowboy, you take such good care of your girl and you give her great comfort. That's all a kitty and a human can ask for.

Both of you are in my prayers.

Amy
The Monsters' Mom

 
At December 20, 2005 4:48 PM, Blogger Musette said...

It takes a lot to get my tear ducts working, but reading your blog has done it. Seems to me you two were pretty lucky to find each other. My sincere best wishes at such a difficult time.

 
At December 20, 2005 5:16 PM, Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Miss Kitty and the two-legged one continue to keep both of you in our thoughts and prayers.

 
At December 20, 2005 5:16 PM, Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Kittycat & guinea pig prayers continue for your from here in Minnesota. I've been lucky to hold all but 2 of the 8 I've had that passsed away in my arms when the time came. Each time I told each dear little one to let go if it's time,that it's ok to go. I still ahve 6 piggies and 3 kittycats. It's the hardest thing in the world. sss's mom

 
At December 20, 2005 5:21 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Eppy- the girls looooved their presents. You and your Cowboys are in my prayers. *IF* you do happen to cross the rainbow bridge...my Tinkerbell and Shadow ar ewaiting on the other side to play with you. Like jasper said...it is the season of miracles.
With prayers, love and tears.
Meelo, Kiara, and mom Becca

 
At December 20, 2005 5:34 PM, Anonymous AJ said...

D-I'm very sorry for your loss.

 
At December 20, 2005 5:46 PM, Blogger Sanjee said...

Lots of love and purrs and purrayers for you and Eponine both from me and my sisters Boni and Mini and my Mommy. Some tears too cuz it's hard.

 
At December 20, 2005 7:40 PM, Anonymous Norton, Trixie, Sammy and Miles - and their Mom said...

Eponine and Cowboy, our purrayers are with you. Eppy, if you go to the Rainbow Bridge, my dear sweet heart and soul Ralphie will be there waiting for you, with all of the other cherished babies. Cowboy, I know how very hard it is. I cried for almost an hour remembering my sweet Ralphie's struggle - and his favorite baby food was beef as well. It is the season of miracles and we are all purraying hard for both of you.

 
At December 20, 2005 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are sending fuzzy headbutts & nose kisses to both of you. Your blog made our girl cry, and then she hugged us both really hard. Please know that you are both in our prayers.
Buzzerbee & meep

 
At December 21, 2005 12:21 AM, Blogger Miz said...

Each day is a lovely gift. You two are blessed to have each other.

 
At December 21, 2005 2:24 AM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It's Sweetie's Mommy here...I'm so ver sorry you are going through this very painful transition...it is so very very hard I know, and I too want to send you purrayers and if and when she crosses that Rainbow Bridge..(I love that image..) my Sugar, Teeny, Silky, Baby and Mooney will be there waiting with open paws and lots of purrs of love...each one was so very precious to me....cherish every moment, as you are doing right now...Much Love from me and Sweetie, too...purrrrrr.

 
At December 25, 2005 4:38 PM, Blogger Valderbar said...

Take care of yourself. It's hard to watch a friend go thru that.

 

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