A couple of months after Oja left, Jonny left, too. He was getting bolder and letting me see him more. He loved having Missy in his room and I sometimes saw the two of them cuddled up together on the couch when I peeked in. I used to leave his door open while I got his and Missy's food, because sometimes Bambino or Spyro wanted to drop in for a little visit. One night I came down the hall with Missy's food bowl and Jonny was actually out in the hall, looking around. He dashed right back in again when he saw me, but I thought that it was tremendous progress. Unfortunately, when I opened the door the next morning for breakfast, Missy came tearing out like her tail was on fire. Jonny was dead, next to his food bowl. It looked like he was waiting to be fed, until I got close up and found that he had run off to the Bridge.
The picture immediately above is Missy Mysterious. With Oja and Jonny both gone, Missy moved out of the safe room and mostly hung out in my room and the computer room. About a month after Sea Shell went to the Bridge, I went into the kitchen to get breakfast for the kitties and found her on the floor, crying pitifully. I immediately called the vet and was told that there were no openings, but I could bring her in and leave her and a vet would look at her when one of them got a chance, so off we went. She was so weak that I didn't even put her in a PTU, just carried her in wrapped in a warm towel. The receptionist took one look at her and whisked her off to the back room, where the surgeon who operated on Sea Shell examined her. They called me back there. Something really bad had happened really quickly and she needed to be helped to the Bridge, because whatever had happened was causing her pain.
Losing so many cats in what has seemed such a short period of time really floored me. All of the happy threesome that I had for so long are gone now, though I am delighted that Spyro is well and happy now in a new home. So that's why I haven't been blogging. I didn't feel like reporting on death after death, then I just got out of the habit.
There are always arrivals as well as departures. I will tell you about them next time.