Blynken of Salmon Brook Farms…

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.”

RIP Blynken


27 thoughts on “Blynken of Salmon Brook Farms…

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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