Luckie's Tail: Feline Chronic Renal Failure

“The problem with loving is that pets don't last long enough and people last too long.” ~Unknown

 Luckie 1994-2007When we bring pets into our lives it is with the knowledge that we will likely outlive them. That advance knowledge makes it no easier to face their passing. Learning that our cat, Luckie, had Chronic Renal Failure (CRF), and knowing that she would likely not live out even a normal life span, seemed even more unfair.

We wanted to do this tribute page for Luckie for several reasons.

  1. To aid in our own healing process.
  2. To share our story with others who are coping with a CRF pet.
  3. To honor the memory of one who has touched our lives so profoundly.
  4. To provide pictures of and talk about living with feeding tubes.

When we started on our journey with CRF, I noticed that there was not much information readily available about feeding tubes for cats. I've included pictures of Luckie living with both an Esophagostomy Tube (E Tube) and a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG tube) so that others considering these options for their pet will be able to see what they can expect.

We hope that those who find this page will read words and see pictures that will touch them in some way.