Didi Lee Capucine Merenda 2/22/2004 – 6/28/2012
Didi died this morning. In her sleep. I was asleep. Actually, I woke up to a moan/groan noise. I knew it was Didi so my alert went up. I straightened my leg and felt wetness on my foot. Immediately I thought she might have thrown up on the bed. She’s done that a couple of times over her life. So I turned on the light and jumped out of bed. It was 4:40 and something was wrong. Didi was limp, unresponsive and the wetness was urine. OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG. I was shaking.
We put her in the travel bag and she was limp. Rushing to the emergency hospital we called ahead. Didi was unconscious. We went through lights and passed the Emergency hospital and had to turn around and go back. I ran in with the bag and they took her. Two minutes later they came out and said she was not breathing and had no heartbeat but they would keep trying to resuscitate her. I knew it was over.
We waited in a private room and minutes later the vet came in and said she was sorry but Didi was gone. There was nothing they could do. Considering the symptoms and the fluid in her lungs she thought it was congestive heart failure. It’s a disease that can come on suddenly in cats with no warning.
She was the most unique, smartest, funniest, sweetest and protective cat I’ve ever know. She came from he North Valley Shelter as a 7 week old stray. I knew the minute I saw her that she was the “one”. She was not vocal at all but was very communicative and expressive in other ways. She was her own cat and no one told her what to do. She died peacefully at the foot of my bed at my feet. I love my little Didi bird.
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