I hate to have to do a post like this, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get peace of mind until I do. Last week, we took in a trio of foster kitties — Trixie, Milo and Bailey — to care for until we can find them a good home. Trixie and Milo are pictured below: two beautiful Siamese kittens.
We’ve been keeping them in a separate room to protect them from household dangers as well as to gradually introduce them to our other cats.
Last night, I went up to check on them to find that Milo had caught his head in a hole in a cat “pop-up” tent and had passed away. It was a freak accident that nobody could have foreseen, though already others in our rescue group are disposing of similar tents.
I rushed Milo to the emergency vet’s office, but it was too late to save him. I am completely devastated by this — Milo was a loving, sweet kitten who I loved dearly even though I had only known him for a week.
It was inevitable that I would feel guilty about this, though I couldn’t watch the kittens continuously all day long and he almost certainly passed away very quickly. I’m trying to focus on the good home we gave him for the short time he was with us, as he and his siblings were originally slated to be put down at animal control. I am also trying to focus on Trixie and Bailey, who are also wonderful cats who are very happy to be with us, and will make sure that they get the forever home they deserve.
RIP Milo: you will be missed.
Update: If anyone feels like making a donation in Milo’s memory, we work with the rescue group S.O.S. Feline Rescue.