We first met her on 9 December. She looked horrible but was so affectionate and trusting it was hard to reconcile her plight.
On 1 Jan, we managed a vid of her. She was recovering a little from the insecticide, but as Foster Mum feared, was down with flu. Despite being sick, she was still as affectionate as ever, purring her heart out as I coaxed her to purr and vocalise for the vid. I then decided to leave her to rest as she looked so frail and fragile.
Today she has passed on. And it is only with the news that I learnt she was called Blackie. How I regret not giving her an extra headrub on 2 Jan.
Farewell, Blackie. May you arrive safely over the rainbow bridge, where your love and affection will be reciprocated with something other than insecticide.
(Update: Farewell to Blackie, the old girl sprayed with insecticide)
Remember the old furless girl?
Here’s a vid of her on 1 Jan 07. She’s got the sniffles and is being isolated.
… but who wielded the insecticide spray can?
This sweet old girl is Angel‘s neighbour. She was rescued by a bunch of good samaritans who found her ailing and almost completely naked. Apparently, somebody(s) took up a spray can of insecticide and sprayed her everywhere.
Here, she’s already getting some fur back. She’s an old girl, a community/homeless cat, and so has never been vaccinated. She’s beginning to show signs of cat flu, and Foster Mum is worried for her and the possibility of other cats getting infected.
But she can’t be vaccinated due to her health status.
She’s very sweet, and trusting despite the abuse she suffered.
Click here for a video of her taken on 2 Jan 2007.