Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jun 05, 2015
I have owned domesticated cats a large part of my adult life. Yet, the tow that stick out in my mind the most are litter mates I adopted from a local veterinary. I had only intended to bring home one, but my veterinarian insisted that since they were the only two left it would be heartbreaking to separate them. Me being a softy, I gave in and brought them both home. It was a great decision. The two white domestic cats were as different as night and day with regards to personality. One was very high strung and if she had been a human adult she more than likely would have been a sufferer of anxiety attacks. The sister was a laid back cat who would fall asleep in her food bowl. Morraine and Egwene slept together, bathed each other, and played together constantly. They were absolute joy to have around. When Egwene passed away, Morraine began to have small heart attacks which I controlled for about eight months with medication. She was devastated and missing her litter mate terribly. Eventually she had to be put to sleep due to her not being able to handle the loss. This is the only time I have ever experienced an animal dying slowly of a broken heart. I loved these cats dearly. For anyone who is deciding on getting cats, I highly recommend getting litter mates.