One year ago this past Tuesday, Lola arrived at Tabby’s Place with her two “sisters,” Mia and Lilac. All three cats came to us through the Guardian Angel Program when their beloved human mamma had passed away.
It was a difficult transition for them, as they were all older girls and had lived in the same home all their lives, but they handled it with grace, quickly adapting to their new home at Tabby’s Place.
Lola was always outgoing and very friendly. She loved nothing more than when someone would sit with her and give her pets, and she responded with a wonderful purr.
Lola also loved to sit in the window of Adoption Room 3 and watch the world go by. If you were coming into Tabby’s Place and looked to the window at the left, you could bet you’d see Lola lounging on the window ledge.
Lola was 13 years old but always such a healthy girl. She never had any medical problems at all in the last year, which is why it came as such a shock two weeks ago when I found her lying in the litterbox, looking uncomfortable and not acting like herself. I went to find Denise, our vet tech, who started tests to see what was happening to our Lola. The tests revealed that Lola had lung cancer. It was a very aggressive kind of cancer and there was nothing we could do for her, except try to make her as comfortable as possible and give her even more love and pets than before. Lola had lots of human friends who would come in just to see her, brought her tuna, and even hand fed her in her last days.
Lola declined very quickly over the past two weeks, and yesterday she let us know she was tired, done with fighting, and ready to go to the Rainbow Bridge. The staff and some volunteers hurried in to be at her side as we gently let her go on her sofa, right under the window she loved so much.
Lola, you will be greatly missed by all your friends at Tabby’s Place, and we’re all so glad we got to know you. You’ll never be forgotten sweet girl, but it gives me some comfort to know you’re back with your sister, Lilac, who we lost a few months ago, and your human mamma, who loved you so much for the first 12 years of your life. We love you Lola xx