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Gizmo

Pet Parents: Paula and Mark

Rainbow Bridge Arrival Date: July 16, 2003

 

Gizmo's Moment: I have so many wonderful memories of my little boy, he would follow my everywhere and want cuddles all the time. He just loved jumping up and switching on our living room lights.

FIP Story:Gizmo was such a special little boy. We adopted him and his little sister Missy from a rescue centre and they were mine and my husbands first 2 kittens of our very own when we first moved into together. They made our house a home. I have so many wonderful memories of my little boy, he would follow my everywhere and want cuddles all the time. He just loved jumping up and switching on our living room lights. He was such a character, full of life, until the fateful weekend at the end of May 2003. I got home from being out for the day and noticed straight away Gizmo wasn’t his self. He kept trying to hide from me, refused to eat and was so shaky. When he let me get near I noticed one of his eyes had gone a strange color and was moving rapidly. We rushed him to the emergency vets who admitted him. He had a high temperature and was so poorly. That evening the vet rang to say she was so sure he had fip. I had never heard of it and when I asked she said he would never get better. I don’t think I had ever cried so much in my life. Sadly my vet at the time gave up on him especially when Glasgow came back to say his results were showing changes in line with dry fip. Our vet wouldn’t give him treatment and I ended up at a holistic vet who started treatment. Sadly it was all too late for my little boy. He got worse and when we took him to a new vet in July she took bloods, the results showed his blood was breaking down, like sands of grain. He was so thin and shadow of his former self. On the 16th July we made the most heartbreaking decision to set out little boy free. I will never forget turning up at the vets and little Gizmos face peering round the cage so excited to see us. He thought we were taking him, I really wish we could have. It was so heartbreaking holding him to say goodbye, but I know we did the right thing for him. I am so thankful that I got to share what little life Gizmo had with him. I will never forget my special boy and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. I only wish I could have saved him from the awful disease. His sister Missy is still with us and I am sure Gizmo is looking out for her. Thank you for everything Gizmo, I will love you forever, my brave, brave boy.

 



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