Snow Bengal Gets to Keep Her Kittens

Felicity with Her Kittens Felix and Keiko

Furiends who have been following my stories for a while remember that I had a snow bengal named Marley as a sisfur. She sadly left us in the summer of 2015. Poor Marley did not have an easy life, and even when she got here she did not really like interacting with me and Jacey. But we gave her as good of a life as we could for the time she was here.

Marley lived a very good life compared to one of her fellow snow bengals. This snow bengal lived with an irresponsible breeder who only cared about how many kittens she could produce. Felicity was suffering from anxiety, fleas, tapeworms, ear mites, an upper respiratory infection, and a uterine infection when the cat rescue group Tiny Kittens rescued her.

And she was also pregnant with two kittens. All of her health problems put the lives of her kittens at risk. Fortunately for Felicity and her kittens, the white coated humans at the cat rescue stepped in to treat her. She was able to recover and soon, she gave birth to two tiny felines.

Felicity knew exactly want to do when her kittens were born. Being sick did not stop her from being a very good mother. She nursed them, cared for them, and protected them. She knew what to do because she raised so many kittens before. But this time, things turned out much better.

Felicity with Her Kittens Felix and Keiko
Felicity with Her Kittens Felix and Keiko

In the best news of all, furiends, Felicity will get to stay with her tiny felines. A kind human fell in love with the three of them. Now, the two tiny felines, Felix and Keiko, will not be taken away from Felicity like so many others. They will get to stay with their mother and live their lives together. We have a very happy cat rescue story, furiends!

I hope the kind human who is doing this knows what they are getting into. Having three bengals in the home can be a handful. Hopefully, Felicity will teach them how to behave. But only to a point. Having bengals in the home is supposed to be an adventure for you humans!

You can learn more about Felicity’s adventures with her kittens on their Facebook page.

Fundraiser for Marley’s Expenses

Hello, kind humans. You know that my sweet, pretty sisfur Marley has left us. I am very sad about this, but I am glad that the human has buried her in his garden plot and planted a fig tree above her to give her shade and to commemorate her life.

The Marley Tree
The Marley Tree

Pretty Marley was only with us for two years, but we are very sad she is gone. Right now, I am sleeping on the floor by her crate, because I can still smell her. I will never forget her, and I am glad that towards the end, she started to accept me and allowed me to give her nose rubs and to lick her head.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Comforting Marley
Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Comforting Marley

You know that visiting the humans in white coats requires many green paper things. Marley was no different. The first trip to the emergency room cost $670. Then testing the fluid that was drained from her cost $230. And the sad, final trip to say good bye to Marley cost $100. That is $1,000 total.

The human has done a lot for felines, and this is why he needs help. He left a well paying job to open The Cat Cafe, and he does not have as many green paper things as he used to. His salary has been cut in half, and he does not get any bonuses like he used to. Jacey and I tell him that being rewarded by sending felines to a happy home is payment enough. But that does not give him green paper things.

That is why he is turning to you for help. He has started a campaign on YouCaring to help pay for Marley’s medical expenses. And he is asking for your help.

There are thousands of you who are furiends with me on Facebook, and many more of you read my blog. If each one of you contributed a dollar or two, the human would easily cover Marley’s expenses.

Any extra money will be donated to the cat rescue group that first brought Marley into our lives, South Bay Cat Adoptions.

If you can help, please contribute. And if you cannot, please share this as far and as wide as you can. Let’s make Marley proud of this wonderful community!

Goodbye, Sweet Marley

Marley On The Couch

I have very sad news to share with you. Marley has left us.

Marley On The Couch
Marley On The Couch

You know that Marley was very sick, and that she had to have fluid drained from her early Sunday morning. The human talked to the white coated human who we normally work with, and had that fluid analyzed. The results were not conclusive, so an appointment with a specialist was scheduled for this Thursday.

The human wanted to do everything he could to see if Marley could be saved. On Monday, she seemed to be doing a little better. She was drinking water, and she even nommed a little. The human and I took this as a sign that she was getting better and that with some help from the humans in white coats, she could win her battle against whatever disease she had.

Marley Waving
Marley Waving

Tonight, though, the human noticed Marley  was having a hard time breathing. She also was crying out. The human was very concerned, and took her to the emergency room again. He was hopeful that the white coated humans would have some treatments for her that would make her feel comfortable until she could see the specialist on Thursday.

When the white coated human examined Marley, they had bad news. They told the human that the fluid had built back up in Marley’s abdomen and around her lungs. Draining the fluid was an option, but it was unlikely that if she had any of the conditions they suspected, treatments would have an effect quickly enough to prevent another session to drain fluids from her.

The human knew at that point that he could not let Marley suffer anymore. He talked to the white coated human, and said that he thought the most humane thing to do would be to let Marley go. The white coated human agreed with that conclusion.

This made the human very sad and he got leaky eyes. But he knew he was doing the right thing for sweet little Marley. And Marley, in her own way, let the human know that he was right.

The humans in white coats were getting ready to give Marley the medicines she needed to help her end her pain. But stubborn as she is, Marley decided she was going to go out on her terms. They rushed Marley to the human, so that he could hold her one last time, and she left us with the human gently petting her.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Comforting Marley
Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Comforting Marley

I will miss my sisfur greatly, even though she didn’t really like me. I tried to comfort her over the past few days, rubbing noses with her and licking her head. Sadly, though I did what I could and the human and the white coated humans did what they could, she had to leave us.

The human will bury Marley in a garden plot that he has. He will plant a fig tree over her to shade her from the sun and to commemorate her life.

Jacey, the human, and I choose not to remember Marley as a sick and suffering cat, but as a happy and playful cat would would bury her head into the human’s hand and flop all over the bed to show she loved him.