Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, of Salmon Brook Farms.
Our friend Lavinia Ross of Salmon Brook Farms notified me today that Blynken was unable to survive medical issues and had to be euthanized to end her pain. She would have been nine years old this year in August.
Lavinia wrote earlier, “Blynken was diagnosed with left side heart failure, and has had a body x-ray, cardiac ultrasound and EKG. Her lungs were filled with fluid, making breathing difficult, and she has been stabilized with Lasix, a diuretic and is in an Oxygen cage. Much of the fluid has drained away from her lungs now, and she will be kept overnight.”
Sadly, Blynken’s condition deteriorated. Lavinia wrote, “The vet called this morning and told me to come right away. She was not able to live outside the oxygen cage, in spite of medication. The clot moved this morning, and lodged in her front leg, and she was screaming in pain. They sedated her and kept her on life support until I got there, and was able to see her off. She was peacefully put to sleep.”
Hugs and condolences to the Ross family on Blynken’s passing.
Blynken, on the left, and Nod
Lavinia shared other photos of Blynken and her siblings:
Lavinia wrote, “Here is another one of her as a kitten pushing her brother’s head down so she can be in the picture. And here is a photo of her and her siblings as tiny kittens. Blynken is on the left. The Three Sisters all had grey stripes on their heads, which turned white with time.”
Bonjour Mon AMI
Combien de fois entendons-nous ce refrain
Le soleil ne brille pas pour chacun
Pourtant, il brille pour chacun de nous
Avec des heures différentes de rendez-vous
Il ne peut pas, être partout à la fois
Il a donc bien souvent, à faire des choix
Si nos jours se ressemblaient tout l’temps
Les trouverions-nous toujours, aussi amusants
Le soleil est pour nous un bon compagnon
Nous devrions apprécier son intervention
Quand il nous envoie ses amis les nuages
Le ciel nous donne des jours gris avec la pluie
Du soleil, on devrait tous s’en faire un ami
Le comprendre comme avec un ami, un frère un proche ect….
Belle journée belle semaine
Que le soleil t’accompagne
Thank you, merci! I’ve Google-translated this for non-French speakers and me since it proved to be well beyond my abilities – I can read French and understand it to some small degree:
How many times do we hear this refrain
The sun doesn’t shine for everyone
Yet it shines for all of us
With different meeting times
He can’t, be everywhere at once
He therefore often has to make choices.
If our days were alike all the time
Would we still find them, so amusing
The sun is a good companion for us
We should appreciate his intervention
When he sends us his friends the clouds
The sky gives us gray days with rain
Sunshine, we should all make a friend of it
Understand it as with a friend, a brother, a loved one, etc.
Have a nice day have a nice week.
May the sun be with you
That is beautiful writing, Bernard25.
I am so sad, so sad… Dear Lavinia, Love and Hugs, my condolences to you both. nia
Thank you, dear Nia. I know you miss Surya and others that have gone. They live on in our hearts.
My condolences as well on the loss of the beautiful kitty.
Thank you, Dolly. Blynken was a beautiful kitty, and very intelligent. I used to call her “the quiet intellectual” for the way she studied people.
You have beautiful memories to cherish, dear friend.
I have been fortunate.
I’m sorry. It’s so hard to lose a kitty
Thank you, Cat9984.
My condolences to Lavinia and Rick
Thank you, Derrick.
Aww, So Sorry. Such pretty cats.
Thank you, Cats and Coffee.
We are so sorry to read this. Another cat site we frequent has had several young-ish cats die of heart conditions in the last weeks. No matter how long we have with them it never seems to be enough.
These heart conditions can be “silent” and suddenly take lives. Blynken had blood work in December along with a rabies shot and exam from one vet, and a second exam and a dentistry from another vet in January. Nothing gave any indication of a problem.
That is such sad news. She was a beautiful girl.
Thank you, Ellen. Yes, she was a beautiful girl and a gentle spirit.
Our heart felt hugs go out to Lavina’s loss. Blykin’s other siblings will miss him as well. POTP goes out to all of you to help heal your pain after such a terrific loss.
Thank you for the POTP, Shoko, Tyebe. Each one that goes leaves a hole in the heart.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Blynken. I hope Lavinia and Rick will find comfort in good memories.
Thank you, Leah. We have a lot of photos and wonderful memories of her.
So sorry to read this sad and painful news about Blynken. I’m sure she will have a special place in Lavinia’s heart.
Dear Blynken will always have a special place in our hearts here.
So sad. 😪
It was a shock, and not expected.