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Tampopo aka The Pope aka Pope-a-schmope 2001-2018 RIP

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Last week, Tampopo was lethargic, listless, and sat on my office couch for multiple hours as in a daze, head bowed over, eyes halfway shut, the whole gamut. Went to the kind folks at Family Pet, early next morning, did blood work, her kidney numbers were off the chart (not a good sign), creatine off the charts, etc. Kidney failure with secondary obstipation – R/O underlying infection, inflammation, neoplasia ((Diagnostics/Radiographs: CBC: HCT=27.8 (30.3-52.3), WBC=29.55 (2.87-17.02), NEUT=15.64 (1.48-10.29), LYMPHS=12.10 (0.92-6.88), MONOS=1.03 (0.05-0.67), BASO= 0.76 (0.01-0.26), PLT=107 (151-600) —> Mild anemia and panleukocytosis Chemistry: Severe azotemia – BUN>130, Creat not reading, Phos=12.6 (3.1-7.5), Ca=11.7 (7.8-11.3) ))

We could have left her at the vet (and an overnight place, at a different location) for 3 days while they hooked her up to a catheter and gave her fluids, but instead decided on option B: to bring her home, give oral dosage of Enrofloxacin and 100 cc of subcutaneous fluids daily, and be a hospice for her. We had to feed her with a syringe, and though she did drink water on her own, when she could stand, I learned to administer a sub-cutaneous fluid injection daily, a basting or juicing as I called it.

She did recover a bit, enough to drag herself to her litter box to pee, but not enough to keep her with us. So this morning, we did the difficult, heart-rending task of taking her in for a final time.

Rest in peace, sweet kitty.

Pope Soaks Up Some Sun
Pope Soaks Up Some Sun

Pope Exploring Bags
Pope Exploring Bags

The Pope Mauls
The Pope Mauls

Do Not Pass Go MoFo
Do Not Pass Go, MoFo!

Is It My Turn Yet
Is It My Turn Yet?

Tampopo Double Exposure
Tampopo Double Exposure

The Pope Learning How To Make The Aviation Cocktail Outtake
The Pope Learning How To Make The Aviation Cocktail (Outtake)

Mondrian Pope
Mondrian Pope

Morning Pope
Morning, Pope

Cleo and Pope on a ladder
Cleo and Pope on a ladder

Pope In a Bag
Pope In a Bag

Planting the Pope
Planting the Pope

Among The Contributors
Among The Contributors

It s Hard To Sing With Someone Who Won t Sing With You
It’s Hard To Sing With Someone Who Won’t Sing With You

The Pope Having a Nosh
The Pope Having a Nosh

Wasn t Me
Wasn’t Me

Whole Foods Amazon and The Pope
Whole Foods, Amazon and The Pope

The Guitar Hero Pope
The Guitar Hero Pope

The Pope abides
The Pope abides

You Are Dreaming Again
You Are Dreaming Again

Self Portrait With Cat On The Head
Self Portrait With Cat On The Head

The Pope Learning How To Make The Aviation Cocktail
The Pope Learning How To Make The Aviation Cocktail

The Pope Awaits Election Returns
The Pope Awaits Election Returns

The Pope Plans On Sleeping In Today
The Pope Plans On Sleeping In Today

The Pope Searching for String
The Pope Searching for String

The Pope gets bagged
The Pope gets bagged

Oh You wanted to work at your desk
“Oh, You wanted to *work* at your desk?”

Did You Hear Something
Did You Hear Something?

Pope With Her Mouse
Pope With Her Mouse

The Pope reading Keith Richards autobio
The Pope reading Keith Richards autobio

The Pope says Again With This
The Pope says, “Again With This?”

Popes
popes

Having a Beer with the Pope
Having a Beer with the Pope

Yizkor of sorts
Yizkor (of sorts)

Kitten Transgression Act 2 the Whuppin
Kitten Transgression – Act 2: the Whuppin

The Pope Plays Piano
The Pope Plays Piano

Volga Blues
Volga Blues

Rainbow pope
rainbow pope

Optimism Toned
Optimism Toned

Prelude to a tussle
Prelude to a tussle

The Pope Having a Beer
The Pope Having a Beer

Snoozers
Snoozers

Levels
Levels

Pipp and Pope
Pipp and Pope

Yeah What s Up
“Yeah? What’s Up?”

You Must Be Kidding
You Must Be Kidding

A small cat with a large personality, who cheerfully hung out with me every day for 17 short years. I keep excepting her to trot out and meow at me, or find her cuddled up in my discarded hoodie. Sigh…

Written by Seth Anderson

April 25th, 2018 at 3:28 pm

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