My cat Orpheus suffered from a degenerative spinal disease. The spine calcified and put too much pressure on the nerves. (He was only 4 years old). His rump was paralyzed, he could not move his hint legs and was incontinent. There was no cure for this disease and I had to put him down.
Meine andere Katze, Daphne, kam danach 8 Wochen lang nicht mehr nach Hause und ließ sich von mir auch nicht mehr anfassen. Zum Glück fraß sie aber das Futter das ich ihr in den Garten stellte. Der Tierarzt meinte die Trauer bei Katzen kann auch bis zu 16 Wochen dauern. Mittlerweile kommt sie wieder regelmäßig in die Wohnung fressen und heute durfte ich sie auch wieder streicheln.
My other cat, Daphne, didn’t come home for the next 8 weeks and I was not allowed to touch her. At least she ate the food I put in the garden. The vet said that it could take up to 16 weeks for a cat to mourn. Now she is coming in the flat for her food and today was the first day she let me pet her again.
I didn’t want another cat, but that was not a priority for the little red stray tomcat. He moved in only 4 days after Orpheus death and was petrified that he had to go outside again. I estimate that he is about 1 year old and very kittenish and cuddly. In my tradition he received another old greek name – Perseus.