Sunday News #30

Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’m feeling broken-hearted this week. Corey and I said goodbye to our beautiful Daxi cat on Thursday. She crossed the rainbow bridge while in my arms without any euthanasia. She was almost 19 years old.

A couple of weeks ago, we noticed she wasn’t feeling very well. We took her into our new vet (who’s awesome) and they determined she had an infected canine. They took her blood and gave her some antibiotics and pain meds. Because her kidneys showed they were doing well, we scheduled to have her tooth pulled. They wanted to wait a couple of weeks to let the antibiotic take affect so there was less chance of secondary infection during and after the procedure.

On Sunday night, she took a turn for the worse. She stopped eating or drinking. We took her in to the vet on Monday for some fluids and then brought her home. The subcutaneous fluids seemed to help stimulate her want for water and food, and she perked up a bit. On Tuesday night, though, we could tell she was having a hard time. We took her in to the vet on Wednesday, hoping her planned surgery would help her feel better. Unfortunately, when the vet drew more blood to check her kidneys before putting her under, the numbers came back showing her kidneys were shutting down. They tried to flush her kidneys among other things to see if that would help turn things around. This morning, however, it was apparent by her lethargy and bloodwork that it was time to let her go. She waited until we came to say goodbye and then, as I said above, passed away in my arms without any euthanasia.

We’re absolutely devastated and Izzy keeps looking for her. Right now, we’re trying to remember all the memories we have of our beautiful girl and we know her brothers will take good care of her until we see her again.


This week on the blog:


I haven’t read anything this week. I had LASIK surgery on Tuesday and I’ve been trying to rest my eyes while they heal. My surgery went well, and for the next few weeks my eyesight’s going to fluctuate, making it hard to do things like read or work on the computer. Plus, I have to put drops in my eyes every 30 minutes to an hour.


Because I lost my sweet Daxi cat this week, I’ve been thinking about and listening to a religious hymn often played at funerals in Utah. I thought I’d share it because it brings me peace and I hope it does the same for someone else. Here’s The Tabernacle at Temple Square singing “God be with You ‘Til We Meet Again.”


I started watching BLOWN AWAY on Netflix this week. I love THE GREAT POTTERY SHOWDOWN on HBO MAX and this is just like it except with blowing glass. Blowing glass has always been something I’m fascinated with so this has been a fun show to watch when my eyes let me.


I really love my vet. He did everything he could to help our little Daxi cat. Corey and I appreciate all he and his staff did to try to save her and make her feel as comfortable as possible while she was at the vet.


I want everyone to know that I’m sorry I still haven’t responded to comments from my Top Ten Tuesday #29 and Bout of Books 35 Signup posts. I may not respond to today’s post either yet. I hope I can start spending more time on the computer this week and I’ll respond to all the comments and go around to everyone else’s blogs them.


I need to spend time with my Izzy cat to help her during the grieving process.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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28 replies
  1. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    Dear Jenni….

    Aaaaah, me and Elza are so so so sorry for your loss and you have all our condolences. We hope you are okay.

    Finding solace in religious music is always good.

    Have you ever read Mister God, this is Anna? I find that book so beautiful, especially during a time of grief.

    Lots of love to you,

    Elza Reads

  2. Roberta R.
    Roberta R. says:

    Your cat was beautiful! It’s a relief that she got all the care she could, didn’t suffer for long and passed away peacefully on her own. I know it’s hard, but at least you have that to hold on to. (And Izzy of course!).

    Glad to hear your surgery went well and you’re on the mend! Take your time, and take care of yourself. You’re allowed to skip a week or two of comments, or more if need be. Fellow bloggers understand.

  3. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I’m very sorry that you lost Daxi-Cat. We are never prepared for it. You have almost two decades of memories to cherish which is painful at first but will be a blessing with time.

  4. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    I don’t know the life span of cats but my first thought was “wow, that’s a good long time!” I am so sorry for your loss!!! I am having a keratectomy procedure done on my right eye on Thursday and I wonder how it will affect my vision in that eye. The doctor says it will clear up soon and not be very painful, but all the research I do says otherwise! I hope your eyes heal soon, completely, and you are able to resume your normal activities!!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Cindy! 😀 19 years is a long time. The average life span of a cat is between 13 and 15 years, but some cats live well into their twenties.

      Good luck with your keratectomy procedure. I hope it won’t affect your vision too much. I hope that your recovery is quick like your doctor says.

  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    Oh I’m so sorry to hear that! How awful. And blessings t Izzy as she adjusts. Take care of yourself and sending lots of supporting thoughts!


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