When I started working here 3 and 1/2 years ago a little cat named Tiny started to come in every Tuesday for subcutaneous fluids.
This particular cat was about 14 years old and diagnosed with kidney insufficiency, as many of our elderly feline friends are.
Tiny and I formed quite a relationship, and as for her owner Andy, well we became friends too.
Every week when Tiny and Andy arrived I’d go to the lobby to greet them and Andy would always say “There’s your Jessica, Tiny”. Eventually she was known as “My Tiny”.
Sometimes Tiny would have a “spa day” and get her nails trimmed or her hair combed – these days were not her favorite but we all enjoyed the extra time with her.
As time went on (over the next few years) Tiny needed fluids more often and was prescribed medications for her kidney insufficiency and hyperthyroidism.
I had the privilege of caring for my Tiny over a weekend, and I am so glad I had this opportunity. That little cat made me laugh! She had recently picked up a habit of enthusiastically swirling her front paw in her water bowl and splashing water all over the place, and what this cat wouldn’t do for a fish sandwhich!
Tiny and Andrew were very well known and liked at our clinic. In late February this year Tiny had stopped eating and became very weak. At the graciousness of her owner, we put Tiny to sleep in early May. I was with her until the very end.
I felt that people should know about My Tiny and the relationships we form with patients and clients in this field of work.
Tiny’s kidney insufficiency was managed for three years and she was able to be comfortable and happy. If you would like more info on kidney insufficiency feel free to ask our staff.