Published on March 23, 2022 Author : Nancy (Admin)
Ti-Mine was my husband's father's cat.
She came into our lives after my father-in-law had his first severe seizure related to frontotemporal dementia, of course at the time we didn't know what his diagnosis was.
My father-in-law is a violent man, with a military background, having been beaten by his father himself in the past, so when the disease started to hit, he lost all control of himself and Ti-Mine, our cat now, started to take a liking to him and one night he called us in the middle of the night to tell us that if we didn't come and get her he was going to kill her because she was sticking to him too much.
He was staying away from our house so we went down in the middle of the night to get her, my father-in-law had completely devastated the apartment, they had almost thrown everything in the trash and the cat was hidden, my husband had to take care of the cat and send his father to the hospital at that time, because our health care system is one of the worst in the world in terms of mental health and dementia care, he was released the next day with the promise of medication, you will understand that after that he got even worse, but that is another story.
Since then, between 2008 and 2009, we have had the good fortune and joy of living peacefully with this wonderful cat, Ti-Mines. She has now passed away at an advanced age, but she will always remain in our hearts, our sweet little Ti-Mine.
I took some time before updating this status to 2023 because it was painful to talk about.
Published on November 8, 2021 Author : Nancy (Admin)
Chopin was our second rescue, our shelter was not yet born, but my husband (Shoshin) already had the fiber.
A woman had to give up her cat, a beautiful big cat, the story was sad, she had a brain cancer that was progressing.
My husband surprised me, we had not been in Quebec City for very long, he had made an appointment with the lady and invited me to come and see the cat of the sick lady.
We talked about everything and anything with the lady while we looked to see if the cat seemed confident towards us and it was. The lady gave it to us with a heavy heart and said that soon she probably wouldn't remember it, it was a sad story.
I saw the lady again a few months later. I was working as a cashier at the time, she was accompanied by a caregiver and she didn't remember much about her cat, she died a few months later.
Chopin was always very adorable, he was a cat that she had found in an alley near her home abandoned, unfortunately physically this had consequences and we had to take him in hand several times physically but he gave us over 15 years of happiness. Neither I nor my husband have ever regretted this rescue, in the end he was a shadow of his former self, cancer and kidney disease, we had to resort to euthanasia because of the suffering.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of him with a heavy heart but without regret.
Published on October 26, 2021 Author : Nancy (Admin)
A few years ago, my husband went to pick up a sweet little cat from someone who was expecting a child and could no longer care for her.
When she arrived at our house, we quickly noticed two things: her skin was yellow and she was much too thin for her size. We went to the vet with her. He didn't think she could survive.
My husband is rarely the type to give up when it comes to an animal. The savior symptom maybe, laugh but then he asked if we could try something and the vet said we should try to get her on a special ultra-protein food, even if it is by force, to hopefully jump-start her system and liver among other things.
We worked for months to get him from 4lbs to 17lbs, a more reasonable weight for his size and we succeeded as you can see by looking at the picture
I do not judge the people who give their animals, it is not my role, what I say on the other hand if you miss time it is better to give it quickly to another person who will have time to avoid this kind of problem
She has given us years of joy since this event and we hope it will be so for years to come.