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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Victoria was being fed regularly and had only two bowels movements last week, but the last one was very hard and small. She was eating less and her breath started to smell bad so I knew that she was getting septic.
She only ate a tiny bit during the day yesterday and she refused to eat last evening and was getting letargic. Apparently the Kitty milk replacer wasn't aggreeing with her.  I kept her warm and did everything I could to make her comfortable. I knew that she would not make it through the night.

I checked in on her often and she layed on her side instead of her belly like usual. She was very limp late last night and she gave up the battle.  Little sweet Victoria went to Kitty Heaven a little after midnight, I covered her and went to bed.

My husband came to see if she was still alive at 5:30 this morning. He picked her up and he burried her before going to work.

Victoria thank you all for all the sweet comments that you have left on my blog about her and I thank you too. I just hope that I never find another abandoned newborn kitty. I'm getting too old for all these late night feedings.  I still haven't caught up on my sleep.

I hope that you all have a great week with no problems.  JB


  1. Ahhhhh so sorry and so sad. You took such good care of her. (((((HUGS))))

  2. sorry Julia. Ditto what Debby said!

  3. Julia, how heart breaking! I really thought she was going to make it. You took such great care of her. You have such a huge heart. Big hugs friend.

  4. awwww... jeeez, Julia... so sorry... I'm crying with you...

    little bitty thing.... so glad she had you to end her little life with ... such a comfort for her... little thing..

    oh, sniff and bawl!

  5. Oh Mom,
    I am so sorry you lost another kitten! But at least you know you did everything you could have for little Victoria.
    Love you!

    1. At least Victoria purred most of her short life when she wasn't eating or sleeping. It showed that she was happy to be taken cared of and she loved her warm clean bed in a box so much. I knew that the chance of survival was 50%. Hugs.

  6. Julia ~
    God love you for the care you gave little Victoria. There is a special place in heaven for people like you.
    Hugs :)

  7. So sorry about that poor little kitty. but you at least giver her a chance.
    Get some sleep.

  8. I am so sorry Julia, It never gets any easier does it. Well, you did the right thing. I hope you get caught up on your rest now. Blessings to you Julia

  9. Bless your heart Julia for doing all you could for Victoria. It wasn't meant to be. I surely hope you can catch up on your sleep!
    Cathy G

  10. I'm so sorry Julia. It's hard to play Mom to such a young kitten but you sure did your best. Most wouldn't have even tried. You're a dear soul.

  11. Big hugs to you Julia for giving that kitten everything you had in trying to keep her going. So sorry she didn't make it..

  12. I'm so sorry!
    Such a sweet labor of love from you.

    Thank you for sharing her short sweet life with us.
    Love and hugs to you.

  13. So sorry jUlia. :-( She certainly was well cared for in her short life. You were her angel!

    1. Awe how sad. You certainly did all you could for that sweet lil' kitten, bless your heart!

  14. Julia, I'm so sorry!
    You gave her love, food and confort while she was with you. Blss you for trying to save her.

  15. you loved her well, Julia,
    and will no doubt see her
    romping and bounding towards you
    with a happy spring in her step
    as she greets you many years from now
    walking across some grassy knoll
    going peaceful to your final home:)
    love and peace,

  16. OH Julia, I am so very sorry for both you and Victoria. Huge hugs are sent your way, not many people would have done as much as you for sweet Victoria. Take care and God Bless you for all you do.

  17. I cried for you & little Victoria as I read this post. It is so hard to invest so much and see them not make it.
    You did everything you could. In her little short life, Victoria knew love. That in itself is everything. God bless you & her. Peace.

  18. Dear sweet Julia, my heart is so sad to hear about Victoria....she gave it a good fight and she would not have had that opportunity had it not been for your big heart....You will surly have an extra jewel in your crown in heaven for all you did for her....Hugs to you my friend....

  19. ohhh julia, i am so sorry to read of victoria. its so hard.. and your a great kitty mama! take time to catch up now! so sad... i have a pair of diamond doves that my parents gave me for this last wedding aniv which would have been 31yrs. one of the doves has been sick for a week and its terrible...:( mom said we will find another one for you and its like no mom..... its so hard to loose out furry pets, my golden and three kittys are all 15 yrs and emma the corgy is 10 sooo i know whats ahead. so just keep spoilen them! take care julia and im sending lots of thoughts and prayers to ease your sadness.

  20. What little time she had on earth she had love, Hugs Cheri

  21. :( How terribly sad!At least She had a happy time and knew love before she left,that's comforting.

  22. So sad to hear that mom. You did your best and I know that Victoria appreciated it. I hope that you never find another abandoned kitten again too.
    You are my hero.

  23. So sorry to hear about Victoria... Julia I know you tried your best to keep Victoria alive but sometimes things are not meant to be.... Please take comfort in knowing that you tried your best..