My Beautiful Boy!

in preparation for learning from the cat face master, Mimi. This beautiful animal has been through more pain this month (and me with him)! He was diagnosed with Diabetes last December. It's been tough getting him on the right insulin regimen. On the night of July 4th, he had a number of seizures relating to Diabetic Shock (too much insulin) and I thought I lost him twice on the way to the ER (at 3am!). Anyway, the Emergency vet revived him and all seemed swell (the thought was that his pancreas was now working and he didn't need the insulin). Well, no insulin worked well until a week ago when he crashed again. Off to the ER once more. This time, his blood sugar was skyrocketing and he was highly dehydrated. Unfortunately, he suffered renal failure and although his blood sugar and hydration issues were put under control, it appeared his kidneys were shot...so, last week was tears all week deciding I may have to let him go. Even sadder knowing I didn't have a good photo of his face - I think he's gorgeous! His kidneys started functioning again so now it's just getting the right insulin dosage and a photo shoot with Mimi, of course!

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  • catchlightdon 4y

    What an ordeal for you and your marmalade cat! Glad to know improvement has been occuring. Your capture is a wonderful tribute, Dawn.
  • Mike Baird 4y

    You love life Dawn and this story makes us all think.
  • devra 4y

    dawn, he really is a beautiful boy ... you got a wonderful portrait of him. so glad he's better.
  • a777thunder (Thanks for your support) 4y

    Happy Birthday Dawn, I hope that you had a good one
  • Beth Sargent 4y

    Oh he is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the how the portrait shoot comes out. I hope he stays better.
  • alicecahill 4y

    I am a real cat person and your story of his (and your) ordeal really touched me. I truly hope he continues on a path to healing. He is a beautiful cat.
  • Mimi 4y

    I think this is an absolutely great portrait of Razzle. I doubt if I could do any better.....! I love how you got his eyes crisp and sharp. (he's handsome) But we can give it a try. I'm glad he's doing better now......


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  • Jerry Kirkhart 4y

    What a story, Dawn. Twice to the ER at such a terrible time. Where in the world did you take him that was open 24/7. wow. So glad he doing better. You are a great fighter, Dawn, and so is your cat. This is an outstanding photo too. What detail.
  • digger8668 4y

    The cat er was in Ag, next to WalMart!
  • Dawn Beattie 4y

    digger8668 you would mention Walmart!
  • Anita Ritenour 4y

    what a real cutie, Dawn. So sad to be a sick kittie, but lucky to have you dedicated to his health and happiness
  • marlin harms 4y

    You already have the portrait down. And good luck with whatever follows.
  • Teddy Llovet 4y

    Oh, Dawn, I've been travelling and just saw this. How is Razzle? You know how much I love cats. Don't go to ER alone again.......CALL ME.......no matter what time. Purr-fectly handsome portrait.
  • Diane Hawkins 10mo

    Beautiful beyond words.
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