Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:47 AM
Tai Su, registered as Miss Tai Su, was a sassy three-year-old when I took
this picture. At that time, I gave her limited supervised access outdoors,
but she could leap a six-foot fence in a single bound, and so she gradually
became accustomed to a life of indoors only. Indoors, she just found new
heights to practice her acrobatics, soaring to high window ledges in a
single graceful leap. Tai Su was a princess from the very start and ruled
the house for almost 20 years while enduring three moves – Arizona, Kent,
and finally back to Vancouver to the home she first ruled.
In early 2002, an observant veterinarian noticed that Tai Su had lost a
amount of weight, and this led us to the discovery of an early stage of
rena l failure. We began at once to treat Tai Su with Pepsid and
fluids. Although she was 15 years old at the time, Tai Su was patient with
treatments that increased with time, including daily subcutaneous fluids for
almost two years. She was a courageous cat with a will to live. At the end
July, 2006, her eating slacked off and so for the next four months I
her five times a day, even while working full time, since she still showed
appreciation for life and the will to persist with treatments.
Jack and Sandi M.