Monday, April 25, 2011

Remembering Choco Ball

I'm a big fan of SweetFurr, the furry family of cats and dogs that have charmed the world through their hugely popular YouTube Channel. I was lucky enough to interview their owners back in February, and they couldn't have been nicer! They love their pets very much, and would do anything for them.

Hyper Kitten Climbs Tree

Last Wednesday, SweetFurr posted a plea to pray for Choco Ball, their 9-month-old Exotic Shorthair kitten who was suddenly hospitalized for liver problems. News that the youngest member of their family had fallen seriously ill was shocking, and was met with an outpouring of support from the online community. The family did everything they could to save her, but sadly, she passed away on Friday from what they believe was FIP (feline infectious peritonitis), a fatal incurable disease in cats.

Kitten Traces Reflection in Glassy Tub

Instead of creating this post in sadness, I wish it to be a celebration of Choco's life, and of all the happiness she brought to her family, and to the thousands of people who enjoyed her videos.

Choco Ball, you were truly special, and will never be forgotten by those who loved you. You brightened many lives with your sweetness and cute antics, and we feel fortunate that your family shared so many of your adorable moments with us. May you rest in peace, and be chasing butterflies in kitty heaven!

Sweet Kitten Massages Human

Losing a pet is never easy, and Choco's owners are understandably heartbroken and still in shock over what has happened. If you'd like, please take a moment to send some words of support their way through Facebook, Twitter, or their blog.



meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for letting us know about Choco Ball running off to the Bridge. We'll go over and offer our condolences to her family now.

cate said...

Oh so sad. So nice that you did this post, Choco Ball was such a cutie. I'll head over there now.

HH and The Boys said...

thanks for letting me know. I just went over and left a message on Choco Ball's blog.

pawhugs, Max

Marcia said...

Unbelievable grief in losing a sweet young kitty. I experienced this with my sweet Marie and will never get over it. So sad. Do they know what causes this??

Amy & the house of cats said...

Oh what sad news that is. We didn't know Choco Ball but we are always sad when a kitty has to leave for the bridge, especially when they are so young. We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to Choco Ball's family.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I didnt know this little one and will go over and leave a few words. That is far too young to run off to the bridge . thank you for telling us. Hugs GJ x

Shawn said...

Thanks for the information on this precious kitty! I stopped by their site to tell them how sorry I am. I only wish I had seen this beauty earlier.

Richa said...

choco ball is too cute to go so soon. thanks for the post.
Richa @ Find me a Happy Pet

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