This morning Sandi and I went to the vet to be with Tina while she was euthanized. It was time to end her suffering. She had compound medical issues and just wasn't recovering. A bone infection, a URI, fluid in her lungs and abdomen, low temp, a weak heart, still not eating, there was no coming back for our beloved girl.
|Tina in her glory days|
It is devastating to lose Tina and Jackson in a six month period. That's the thing with feral colonies, the goal is to TNR them all and ultimately the colony will cease to exist. What they don't talk about in the literature about TNR is the emotional connection you develop with these cats and how you deal with the death of them all. There are still 19 cats left and I will have to lose them all but I know their lives have been better for our involvement.
Rest easy, sweet Tina, and I will see you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.