Lost and Lonely

For the past several days, I have been wandering around the house feeling lost and lonely. I can’t find my best friend, Patch. Everything was fine a couple months back. We were happy together, as you can see.

The two Pirates enjoy one another’s company.

Then Patch got sick. She had runny eyes and a runny nose. Then those symptoms went away. Soon she was wheezing when she breathed. You could hear the sound everywhere in the house. Patch felt so ill that she did not put up much resistance when Mom grabbed her, put her in the carrier, and took her away.


Patch was gone for a whole week. I was so lonely! Just when I started to worry that I would never see her again, Patch returned in the carrier. She wasn’t wheezing and seemed to be much better. Mom seemed hopeful that Patch would make a full recovery.

Unfortunately, Patch started wheezing and gasping again. I could tell she did not feel as ill as before, because she displayed a great deal of feistiness when Mom tried to grab her. She scratched Mom, wouldn’t let Mom shut the carrier door, and hid where Mom couldn’t reach her.

Lonely Again

A couple days later Mom got tricky. She kept giving Patch the same food dish over and over again until Patch had almost completely finished her Friskies. Later Mom grabbed Patch and got her into the carrier. I have not seen my friend since.

I think something must have gone very wrong. Mom came home pretty late on Tuesday evening, and she seemed very sad. She has not been going to the vet twice a day like she had been. I keep waiting to see my buddy, Patch, but she is not here. I am so lonely!

2 Comments Lost and Lonely

  1. Virgil T. Morant May 16, 2015 at 2:27 AM

    I’ve been reading about this as you’ve been writing about it. I tried to leave a comment about the “urine ninja” on your last post, to say that I thought the nickname was cute and that I was hoping for the best. This post sounds very grim, though. You and your friends, human and feline, have my best wishes. I’m sorry that life has been so grim.

  2. Shawna Steiner May 16, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    I am very sorry to hear that Patch crossed the Rainbow Bridge.


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