We are sad and shocked, that our lovely cat Dodger has died suddenly, he was only five.
Hunter, fisherman, all round mischief, strong enough to drag a fat pheasant up the field, it doesn’t seem possible.
At 8pm he was in fine spirits, lying on his back, in one of his favourite places, on the hot spot of the kitchen floor, where the underfloor heating pipes converge, legs akimbo, batting the odd swipe at Spuds ears as he walked past. A happy, healthy and content cat.
When we saw him again just after 9pm, he was very distressed and ill indeed. We rushed him through the snow and ice to the vets. Where poisoning and trauma were ruled out, it wasn’t a fever or infection either. He was given pain relief and we decided to bring him home, with a plan to take him back in the morning for blood tests and a scan.
But it was not to be, he died during the night. Given the sudden onset, the most likely cause was a blood clot.