Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Big Sister Clover

Hi everybody. Thank you for all your very nice comments about Clover. We are still feeling sad around here. We miss Clover. I have been trying to do a good job of cheering up my parents by bringing them a bunch of toys to play with each evening. Usually I just pick two to play with, but for the last few days I have been bringing them at least five. I really want them to feel better.

This is the last picture we have of Clover. It was taken on Friday, the day before she died. I think it is nice that the last picture is of my big sister and me together.

Mommy keeps thinking she sees Clover behind the curtains and curled up on the bed. But she's not there. It was all so sudden. Clover had a heart condition: early stages of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and also an irregular heart rhythm. Mommy got up on Saturday morning and said hello to Clover and petted her and carried her around a little bit, and then put her down and went in the other room. A few minutes later, Mommy heard Clover scratching on her post, and then there was a thud. Mommy ran out to see if Clover was okay, thinking that she had fallen off the couch again--she does that sometimes with our new couches. But she was just lying there on the floor next to her post, breathing funny. Daddy got his stethoscope and tried to help, but it was too late. She died in Daddy's arms. It all happened so quickly.

Mommy and Daddy rushed her to the vet, but it was too late. We think she threw a clot to her brain or had sudden cardiac arrest. Either one could have been caused by her heart condition.

We all miss her a lot. Here is Mommy's favorite picture of Clover:

This is another great one of what we call(ed) "Double Happiness." That was when both Clover and I were on Mommy or Daddy's lap at the same time! Mommy and Daddy already miss this.

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihiahua


Daisy said...

I was wondering what happened to Clover. My sister Pixie had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, too. I wish they will find a cure one day.

I hope it is a comfort that Clover went to the Bridge surrounded by her loving family. In time, you will think of her with smiles instead of tears. I am sending soft purrs to you.

meemsnyc said...

We are so sorry to hear about Clover. We are so sad for you all. We are sending big hugs and purrs.

Yaffa, Sebastian and Dante.

Lorenza said...

I am sure you are doing a good job cheering up your mom and dad.
I understand you all miss her.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Rambo said...

I am so sorry to hear that you lost your big sister. Clover was such a pretty cat. I am sad for you!
I hope she is happy in heaven!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Our hears still go out to you guys.

Junior said...

Oh Poppy! We are just now reading this news! We are so sorry! We are glad that Clover was surrounded by her loving family as she passed....and now she is healthy and roaming over the bridge.....and just waiting for the day she can see all of you again.

Sending you all purrs to help heal your broken hearts.

Petra said...

It's so sad when we have to say goodbye to those we love, and again, I'm so sorry to hear that little Clover is gone. The last picture of you is a sweet memory of you guys together.

Eduardo said...

I'm so sorry about your sister Poppy. Y'all are in my snuggles. Keep cheering up your pawrents, they need it right now. Snuggle with them as much as you can.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Pedro said...


Good job trying to cheer up your humans. It's so sad to lose such an important member of your family, especially suddenly like that. My mom and I are thinking about you.


Team Tabby said...

Poppy,we are catching up on your news and are so very sad to discover that you have lost your big sister, Clover. We like the tribute you made to her and we love the pictures you posted of her. You and your beans will miss her lots. Hugs and purrs to all of you.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Ike said...

I am so sorry about your sweet, beautiful Clover. It's just not fair.

Deefor said...

Hi Poppy
Sorry to hear the sad news about Clover. The pictures were really nice.