Tribute to My Feline Son, Towaney Wonder

April 10, 2015By 10 Comments


This is going to be a difficult post to write. *breathe* This past week, my sweet angel furbaby Towane, passed away due to renal failure. It came on suddenly out of nowhere and progressed at an alarming rate. Just last week, Towane, who was 11.5 years old but kitten-like in nature, was spazzing, purring, cuddling, and being his playful, adorable self. There was absolutely no indication that things were going to take a sudden turn for the worse.

After noticing he was constantly vomiting and not being able to hold down any food or fluids, we immediately took him to the vet. We quickly discovered that his kidneys were giving out, so we brought him to the emergency animal hospital and made sure he had X-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests, IV fluids, painkillers, and lots of love. His kidney (the one he had left) was operating at 5%, and the fluids he was receiving were not making their way to his bladder. This is when we began to realize there wasn’t anything we could do reverse the damage; his body was rapidly shutting down. We knew we had to say goodbye and ease his suffering. My hubby and I were with him to the end as he passed away in our arms.

He was the sweetest kitty I have ever known (and that’s coming from a crazy cat lady), and he was a total mama’s boy – needed to be near me all the times. He followed me everywhere, and when there was a mommy lap to be had, he was on it. One touch, one glance, any attention equalled instapurr. He was also so sweet and gentle with my two wee ones, which always melted my heart.

Towane/Towanikins,/T-Dub/Towaney Wonder/Towaney Pants, I love you so ridiculously much!!! Thank you so much for being a part of our lives and giving me the opportunity to be your mommy. You were so beautiful inside and out (seriously a stunner and beyond kind-hearted), you made me a better person and helped prep me for raising my human babies, and I’ll never ever stop loving you. Ever. xoxo

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  1. Angie says:

    I am so sorry! Love to you!

  2. Brenda says:

    My daughter lost her chi a couple of weeks ago due to heart failure. We also thought it was sudden but did not realize the symptoms were coming on for some time and thought it was part of allergies. We were all a blubbering mess. Even at an older age it does not get any easier. She was 13 but acted like a pup. Hugs to you and your family.

  3. Denise says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You gave your furry child a wonderful and loving home.

  4. Francis says:

    Hi Sunny, it is so sad that your beautiful boy has passed away. I feel you… Three years ago when I’d moved to the US with a kitty in one arm and a bunny in the other, it was the most difficult and sad flight that I’d have even taken. My bunny passed away in mid air between Taiwan and LA and after probably about 3 to 4 months, my kitty also showed symptoms of renal failure. When I took her to the vet, they told me she probably wouldn’t make it. This was 3 years ago… She is still with me, taking a bunch of meds and av fluids twice a week. She is 15 this year. She is a much quieter kitty than before but she is hanging around and as long as she isn’t suffering, it makes me the happiest person in the world to still be able to have her around me. I send you a big hug and I’m really sorry to read about your kitty. He will be forever in your heart 🙂

  5. Ellie says:

    I just cried a little. I’m so sorry!

  6. IzzyP says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sweet Kitty RascallyBunny died of the same thing, also very quickly, about four years ago. I still think of him every day.

  7. Kezia says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and light.

  8. Megan says:

    Much love Sunny!

  9. Tiffany says:

    T Dub was dope. Such a stunner. In the words of Wilson Phillips, “Hold on for one more day.” Xoxo

  10. Kirti says:

    Aw Sunny, this made me cry! I’m so sorry for your loss & as someone who used to dislike cats, I can attest to how sweet, loving, & affectionate they can be with the right people. It’s scary to think that it could happen so suddenly, but he was so fortunate to have a loving family!

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