Today I write about a cat who has been a long time Twitter colleague, Newt the Cat. Newt has been a long time survivor of portosystemic shunt thanks to the knowledge of his mum.
Newt passed away this past week. But I need to tell you something. There is much more to this than the sad passing of a great and wonderful colleague and friend.
Newt ran #TiaraTuesday on Twitter and when I remembered I tried to attend. Newt shared his site, his interview with Dash Kitten and a host of lovely songs at the weekly party. These links provided hope.
Meezers and Terriers mom Ingrid sent me this to send on to Newt’s Mom Lisa.
How do I know Newt made a difference? Because people left comments under his interview.
People took time to express their gratitude to Newt for his hopeful words and his knowledge. Newt made sure and will continue to make sure that a diagnosis of a liver shunt or portosystemic shunt is not the end for cat (or dog).
Liver Shunt Links
In his honour I am sharing links to important sites that deal with Liver Shunt. If you ever see anyone asking about liver shunt in cats – point them at Newt the Cat on Twitter or online on his site. PLEASE!
- Newt’s website. Packed with information about what a portosystemic shunt is. Food tips and links to sites that help.
- Newt’s joyful interview with Dash Kitten.
- Newt’s Twitter Account
What do I say to finish when I lost a friend and a legend?
Only one thing.
Thank you Newt