Maia arrived at our home as a stray close to eight years ago … with five kittens. She was a wonderful mommy to her babies and she was gorgeous with her beautiful blue eyes. We found homes for all her kittens (except for Gizmo, who we decided to keep) and welcomed Maia to our family.
Maia was such a happy kitty – she purred all the time, and she loved everyone (even Raven who was often far from gentle with her). She loved her food and she enjoyed sleeping on our bed every night.
Maia did not come without health issues…she nearly died in the first six months we had her from kidney failure, and she was on medication for a thyroid condition. In the last year her health began to deteriorate and she showed signs of dementia along with developing a cough that did not seem to have a good explanation. In the last couple of months she began to lose weight. Over the weekend, Maia’s health took a major turn for the worse. She was clearly uncomfortable and restless and could not keep her food down. Today, with my vet’s support, I made the very difficult decision to help Maia over the Rainbow Bridge. A heart wrenching decision…but the right one.
R.I.P., Maia – our home will be a little emptier without you.