R.I.P. Bendy Cute Kitty 4/23/2012
forever loved, remembered, and missed.
R.I.P. BUTTERBEAN 01/29/2018
You inspired everyone you met.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SENIOR CATS AT A SHELTER
A Special Thank You To a Wonderful Teacher!
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the one who inspired us to save the cats others would give up on. Kim Thunderwolf, my friend and inspiration, left us on 11/16/08. Her kitten Peanut taught me that sometimes even the seemingly impossible could heal and live well. Kim, Bendy's Home is a living tribute to you.
Meet the other special needs felines in residence.
Six Toes, my half sibling.
in March 2013 SixToes was diagnosed with right heart syndrome which is controlled with amlodipine.
|Hermes, my other half sibling.
Learn about Hermes
Ghiradelli Chocolate Drop, the brain damaged kitten.
|Butterbean, our incontinent cat with deformed hind legs.
Egypt, liver failure survivor.
Enki who has hip arthritis and diabetes.
Black Cherry Whisniak was found hiding in a stump by the side of the road with her sister. She was rescued by some kind people in Maryland, who went to www.handicappedpets.net to find her a home.
She has deformed hind legs and is only partially continent. She is a sweet, happy and very mobile girl!
Tierseas, came from a feral colony with a severe herpes eye infection.
He is now mostly blind, but super sweet and gets around just fine.
In June 2019 he was diagnosed with a rare adn extremely aggressive cancer, hemangiosarcoma in his neck. It was resected and returned in October, resected again and he began chemo. He has done well on chemo and the tumor has shrunk to a small nodule.
Sadly the tumor recurred and did not respond to any other therapy. We said goodbye to our wonderful dancing boy on June 4, 2020. Modern medicine gave us an extra 11 good months with him after his initial diagnosis and we are grateful for that time.
Our Other Cats
There are other cats that live with me, too. Even tho they don't require special attention, they are an important part of my life!
Cats who have passed on, but remain alive in our hearts
Sadly, Legume left us on 3/17/02. He will be dearly missed.
Legume's Story is told in these pages:
Legume, the handicapped rescue.
Learn about Legume
Legume's last few months in detail.
Details about Legume's PU Surgery
Born with braindamage, recovered with TLC
Sammi died 6/31/02 of a spider bite.
View Sammi's memorial stone
|Mattie, the thrown away kitty.
|Anshar, our beautiful boy.
|Gumby the recycled kitty.
Shadow, our resident senior
We were sorry that we had to say goodbye to Shadow on 11/29/06. He had been diagnosed with a very aggressive mouth cancer on 11/14.
For his last week we had a houseguest who stayed in his room, we're glad she was there for him while mom was at work, and snuggled with Shadow every night.
Maggie, our "unadoptable" senior.
We had to say goodbye to Maggie on 07/28/08. She had been declining despite our best efforts to treat her arthritis and one day could not even stand up. Her hips and shoulders seem to have completely given out. We are glad we were able to give her a home for her last years.
She had been turned in to a shelter at the age of 16, the shelter staff did not like her because she kept making a mess of her cage. Mom heard about her and took her home, where she proved to be a very sweet, loving girl and wonderful companion.
We had her for seven years. She was worth all the time and trouble.
The Amazing TwoBit, the two legged kitty.
I am very sad to say Two Bit passed away on August 26, 2011. She suffered a brain aneurism and mom came home to find her dead.
The vets say it was very quick and nothing could have been done. We miss her very much!
This black kitty has had nothing but bad luck!
Jean-Claude became very ill in January 2012 and was found to have a mediastinal mass. He left us on January 11. We miss our little nose nurser.
Hugo, our FIV+ boy.
He was our first FIV+ cat, a tom trapped on the street.
He had broken toes and a bb under the skin but was a loving boy.
He left us in January 2012, he is very missed and his room upstairs will always bear his name.
Bastet also called Bastiebast ruled the house with an iron paw.
She came to me at 6 weeks old in May 1996, and left January 2, 2012 while I was away.
I miss my counter prowling, sink drinking, attitudinous but affectionate to me girl!
BABY was a bottle baby from 2002 that mom couldn't say goodbye to. He loved to nurse on a hand and expected to be cradled on his back. He loved to be kissed on the head and belly, have his belly rubbed, and snuggle. We often called him our "big fat tub of love"
He left us in May 2013, after developing lymphosarcoma. It was very widespread by the time it was noticeable.
ANU is the kitten that us cats invited in. Early in the morning, about 4am, on February 2, Mom heard some mewing in the laundry room. "But I don't have any kittens." she thought. IttyBittyKitty answered and in trotted a little tuxedo kitten! He went right up to IttyBitty, headbonked her, tussled with her, then followed her to the food!
"This isn't your first time here." Mom said. He must have come up on the porch and wiggled through the chainlink of the cat pen.
He gets along well with all the other cats, but remained uncertain of Mom much of the time.
He became suddenly extremely ill, was rushed to the emergency vet but it was too late. All his organs were failing. We do not know what took our little boy from us in March 2013.
I miss my little ninja kitty!
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