Three days after Sagwa passed away, his sister, Muezza followed him. Muezza just died circa 12.40 a.m. just now in my hands. The death was quite suffocating for her and I could only imagine Sagwa would have died the same; excruciating pain. This experience showed me how Angel Of Death ripped out the life of you; tormenting your body when the soul departs from the body. Nauzubillah. I am sad but I am already prepared mentally so I can accept it. I know some people find this laughable with “This is just animal, dude” kinda thing; but I am not ashamed to say that I am affected with the death of my two cats.
A memory from my Instagram. You will always be remembered as the most beautiful cat I have ever owned and your unique name was inspired by Prophet Muhammad SAW’s favourite cat, Muezza.
When Sagwa died (REFER to previous entry), Muezza being the bestfriend sibling was deeply affected. She was dormant and secluded herself. Initially, I thought it was just a natural emotional-driven phenomena but then on Tuesday (Sagwa died on Monday), Muezza was practically lying weakly on the cloth-covered cage ALL DAY LONG; right at the morning when I was about to go to school until midnight when I reached home after my UPM class! That moment, something triggered my mind that something is wrong somewhere. Since my UPM Master’s Degree classes already starts this week as per 8th of September and it is pretty hectic with that I have classes every night from Monday to Friday EXCEPT on Wednesday; I decided to bring Muezza to Vet today, Wednesday. Unfortunately, God SWT has something else to offer.
The sombre mood when Sagwa died.
Muezza was deeply affected. After Sagwa’s death, she always isolated and secluded herself.
When I came back from school today, I found the store was empty. Muezza had gone out; probably that she gathered some strength when I forced-fed her water with syringe when she was really in lethargic mood the day before. Time was running out as the PC Veterinary Clinic in Rawang (I always frequent there!) opens from 3.30 p.m; after the lunch break until 6.00 p.m. ONLY. Tried calling for her and miaowing; no sign of her. I searched every single nook and cranny of my house compounds; no sign of her as well. Been out and in for more than 10 times; still no sign of her.
For whole Tuesday, 9th September; Muezza had been lying weakly at the store. It worried me and triggered that something was wrong as she used to be very agile and she hated to be in the room She liked to be outside of the house.
As the clock struck 6.00 p.m. and twilight was approaching, I realized there was no way I am able to bring Muezza to the Vet today; reluctantly I had to accept that I would have to squeeze sometimes tomorrow for the Vet although I would be having Master’s Degree class in UPM, Serdang! Around 8.00 o’clock, still no sign of her. I have been miaowing and calling her with the one-high-pitched voice (usually my cats will be running back at me when they hear that) but still no signs. I was worried because Muezza wasn’t fit and healthy. Came 9.00 o’clock, still no sign of her.
Tuesday; looking weak but still fresh faced.
For the umpteenth times, I went out and miaowed, with fat chance and hopes that she would turn up; suddenly I saw a familiar cat at the junction between my house & Kak Nab’s. I hurriedly opened the gate and ran towards; it was indeed Muezza looking so fragile and weak there. I took hold of her and hurriedly placed her in the store. By this time she was so weak and her head began to shake; while her eyes began to be watery.
Wednesday. After I found her. Looking weak and smelly saliva began to drool out, oozing. So sad. She seemed very weak. What a sad sight.
I posted the news at my Facebook and my dear neighbour, Kak Nora who happened to be the one who buried Sagwa (REFER to : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/au-revoir-mon-chat-goodbye-my-cat-the-sudden-death-of-sagwa/) was so affected. After all, she keeps seeing my cats playing with Kimo, her cat and she also feeds my cats when she feeds Kimo; vice versa. She cried and suggested to take the coconut water to alleviate the poison. Perhaps she knew that I am pretty helpless in the “manhandling” department, she took the machete and cut the coconut! Then, I fed Muezza who was now looking very shaken. Her front legs had started to shake now.
Some good Samaritans giving alleviating comments on my FB posts on Muezza. Thanks so much.
Kak Nora accompanied by her daughter/my pupil, Madihah felt so affected that she cried vehemently. I also felt the twinge of melancholy and really touched with her sincerity. Kak Nora related to me a revelation; that there was a member in our neighbourhood who was nearly ran amok because of cats as a lot of houses in our neighbourhood rear cats around last Sunday (and Sagwa died last Monday; the day after)! He was mad at cats pooping around or did something to his housing compounds; I am not sure and vowed to do something about it. A neighbour heard him saying to his son that he will “teach the cats some lessons” and “will use some pesticides”. Wallahualam. If that was true, I will be very devastated because his daughter used to be in my class in 2011 and I was the class teacher. So, if this was true, I pray to God for what he did.
The video of Muezza taking her few gasps of breath before died 2 hours later. Posted in Facebook. Now it’s just a memory for me.
Around 11.30 p.m, Muezza’s back legs began to jerk and shaken. The breath becoming heavier and was quite smelly- and indicator of rotting cells. Deep down I knew she couldn’t last until the next morning. Around 12.30 p.m, Muezza’s began to throw out/ regurgitate crazily for more than 5 times; letting out the consumed coconut-water and I was holding her body eerily. Just after that, her body began to TWITCH and JERKED in a rough manner, as if she was being ELECTROCUTED!!! I was so stupefied by that and I realized that perhaps Angel of Death was doing the work now!!!! With the last vigorous twitch, Muezza finally gone; leaving the whiskers to be twitching for a while before receded…..
My eyes watered when I remembered how beautiful she was and I was proud for her fluffy fur. Muezza was named from Prophet Muhammad SAW’s favourite cat. I named her Muezza because she was my successful genomic experiment when I tried to mate Duchess (her mother) with the Silver Stranger Cat (REFER to : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/miaow-playing-zoologst-with-pussy-cats-footsteps-of-abu-hurairah-r-a/). Yes, she was the most recluse among the Duchess’s three kids but she was indeed the most beautiful and perhaps, the rarest of the other cats as Duchess, Oscar, Crookshanks and Sagwa are mostly orange-coloured. Without further ado, I wrapped her with newspaper and I already dug a hole at the backyard of my house, preparing for the worst and it did happened. So, I buried her in the pitch dark night of 12.40 a.m.; Thursday 11th September. So happened that her death is on the fateful World Trade Center’s September 11th, no?
I don’t know whether it was true that Muezza & Sagwa were poisoned or not. And it seemed that Crookshanks also looking very peaky and weak. Oscar & Duchess however are looking very healthy. I feel that if it really happens; it would be sad because I was his daughter’s class teacher. And I remembered that I was a bit reluctant and even prayed that the 3 kittens would die when Duchess gave birth because I imagined it will be physically & financially hard to rear 5 cats, no??? But then, I took them in and I fulfill my responsibility that God SWT has entrusted me; although I was reluctant. Yes, financially, it is quite challenging but I feel that whenever I treat the cats; ALLAH SWT gives something good back to my life. And I just neutered her no more than 3 weeks ago (REFER to :https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/castrating-the-feline-part-iii-muezza-the-fluffy-haired-horny-kitty/)
Rest In Peace, Muezza. The yellow stripe on the cheek was residue of regurgitation. I didn’t wait for her body to harden. As soft as fur, I wrapped with newspaper and buried her. Inalillah.
Too much things happening this week. I think it is destined by ALLAH SWT. I have already slated Wednesday, teh only free day to bring Muezza to Vet but she was non-existence as she went out from the store. And when the vets closes at night, she showed up. I think she heard me miaowing but was too weak to run back; so she crawled slowly making an effort to let herself be seen? Such a loyal cat. A proof of love. *Sad* . And to the person who really poison my cats, I say – ALLAH SWT will pay you back. Rest in peace, Muezza. I will always remember your death – September 11th.