22 Apr Anouk
I bought Anouk and her brother, Roux home on July 6 when they were 13 weeks old. Within days I’d fallen in love with them and couldn’t imagine being without them. They settled in so well and had been well socialised. Within days they followed me about and would sleep upstairs at night, both purring away contentedly. Despite the occasional little challenge of a misplaced wee or furniture scratching I never once regretted my decision to get them. It was an absolute joy to watch them explore their new home, play and grow. Many friends visiting my home quickly became besotted with them and could see how quickly these two delightful characters had come to mean so much to me.
On Friday September the 14th I arrived home from work looking forward to spending my weekend with them and during the evening, I shook their bag of treats and waiting for them to come running. Anouk sat looking doe-eyed at me through my open staircase and so I popped the treats onto the stair for her: she wasn’t interested. It was a first for her and noticing a little discharge around her nose and more than usual around her eyes, I took her to the vet the next day. The vet prescribed antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and advised Anouk would soon start eating once her temperature came down. From thereonin I watched her carefully but felt I needed to get her back to the vet on Monday. This time the vet gave her an injection to bring her temperature down and gave me some recovery food to mix with water and syringe into her mouth. Over the next few days she had good and bad spells and no matter how much I tried I could not get her to eat other than by force feeding. Anouk was admitted to a specialist hospital following collapse on Thursday 20th September and following further tests, the vet there advised she was infected by FIP. My beautiful little girl was put to sleep on Friday 21st September, aged 5 months and 13 days. I am pleased to say her brother seems to be the picture of health although I am naturally concerned for him. I miss Anouk terribly but feel blessed to have had her in my life and to know that I gave her a lovely caring home for the short time she was here.
RIP our beautiful little cutie.
Helen and Roux xxx