In Memory ~ November 2015
Our little Bengal cat Grace was just 9-years-old when we had to say good-bye to her. She was too young when she left, but every day was a good day for Grace. For that, we are very thankful.
Grace was known for her love of Tiger, another Bengal cat in her bungalow. If you saw Tiger, Grace wasn’t far behind. She was smitten. Her brother Max would also compete for her attention. But if she had a choice, her attention would be focused on handsome Tiger.
She and her brother Max arrived as very shy cats from a rescue group and always bonded with other cats over their caretakers. But they were active cats, running around their habitat, climbing their logs and playing with their bungalow mates.
Grace was one of the most beautiful Bengals with a shimmery coat and golden eyes. Her demeanor mirrored her outside beauty.
She had been treated for chronic respiratory issues for over a year. She was picky about her meds, but her caretakers always found the right treat to make sure she ate them all. She was monitored weekly by our vet and was actually doing pretty well compared to some bad spells she had previously. So we were stunned we would be saying good-bye so soon.
Grace went peacefully in her sleep, but we needed answers. Diagnostic tests were completed and we found her lungs were compromised and the cause of her passing. A mass was also found on her liver.
Having the answers won’t bring her back, but it will bring us some peace. Every time we say good-bye to a resident, they take a piece of our heart with them. Grace was no different. She was small in stature, but still filled our hearts.
Grace – Tiger, Max and the others will miss you. They will find comfort in each other. We will miss you, too! May you watch over your friends from your new, forever life.