Where has all my luck gone?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Catmoose1347, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    101
    1
    68
    Jul 10, 2014
    Washington
    Ugh. This truly is a random rambling. Anyway...

    I had wanted a pet for as long as I can remember. At my old house my mom had always said that we needed more space and that we could get an animal when we moved. Fast-foreword several arguments, 11 years, and six moves. My family went to a shelter to get kittens!!

    I walked in and saw the cutest calico tabby who was bouncing around her cage. To impress the newcomers, she jumped from one platform to another. Unfortunately for her, the landing surface had a cloth on it that slid off. With her on it. She creeped into her box in shame. :lau

    Over in another cage, a black kitten calmly slept in a cat bed. He woke up, came over to the bars and stuck his paw out at me. The person working there took him out and let us pet him. He was super thin, but loved to be petted and had a very loud purr. Skip over a bit, and we took them home.

    It was rough from the start. The black kitten (3 1/2 months old) had to poo during the car ride home and my nose experienced pure bliss. :sick He also had trouble eating and had blood in the litter box. We talked to the vet and brought him in when he had a prolapse of his intestines. He seemed to do better after he came home. Suddenly, when he was about four months old, he lost all his energy. He couldn't walk or even lift his head. He went to the vet and never came home again. I cried for three days straight. Darn it, writing about this has me crying now.

    Even though he was so sick, that little cat was the sweetest thing on earth. He would go up and cuddle you, and I remember him walking around and his tail would stick up so you would see this black feather duster floating around. The calico always wanted to play and after my dad had force fed him his medicine and he was recovering she would attack. :rolleyes: He blended in with the carpet and always crouched on the black stripes so you had to be careful to see him. I loved him so much...

    The calico kept wondering where her punching bag friend was and was getting depressed, so we got a little grey tabby. Who turned out to be "special." He chased his tail when he was younger because he thought it was a toy. He didn't know how to knead. He didn't know how to stalk toys and instead chased them at top speed until he almost passed out. Now, he acts like a dog and runs to the door to greet me and get petted.



    A while back, we got our first chickens!! Great, right? Nope.

    One of them just kinda slept and refused to eat. When she was five days old, she collapsed and died under the heat lamp. Her grave is in my backyard under the pine trees.

    But this was just the beginning. I only had five birds left, and two wouldn't ever produce eggs (hint: cock-a-doodle-doo). I went out and got three more chicks. Recently I realized one of those was a cockerel. Don't they have an accuracy rate of about 90%? Out of eight chickens, THREE are male!? That's only 62.5% accurate.

    Well, that's my rant about how all my animals die. Did I mention how I tried to save a snake that got hit by a car and an orphaned baby mouse (on two separate occasions) and they both died too? All my plants die too... :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    6,820
    324
    331
    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. Sometimes luck is just rotten! I've had similar luck this summer as we had to put down my cat of 15 years and my dog is not doing so well either. He has chronic bronchitis.

    The good news is luck doesn't stay bad forever. Something good is bound to happen! Enjoy the chicks you have now and hopefully down the road you can get more hens!
     
  3. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    101
    1
    68
    Jul 10, 2014
    Washington
    So sorry about you cat, Chickerdoodle. I hope you're okay. :hugs I will send good vibes to your dog so he feels better, too! Thanks for reading my looong post. :p
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Its not your fault. Its a run of bad luck is all. [​IMG] I know how it hurts though. It will get better, you'll see.
     
  5. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    101
    1
    68
    Jul 10, 2014
    Washington
    Thanks, haha I was just kinda venting here. :)
     
  6. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

    1,006
    87
    168
    Jul 14, 2014
    Go BROWNS
    You just may have been the best thing that happened to each of those animals... sounds like you loved them and as the saying goes, it is better to have 'been' loved and lost than to have never been loved at all...I do believe it works BOTH ways. They were surely 'put' in your life for a reason. My motto has always been 'love 'em while you got 'em'...life is short for all of us...
    My condolences for your loss.
     
  7. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    101
    1
    68
    Jul 10, 2014
    Washington
    My neighbor's cat killed one of my chickens this morning. :hit
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by