R.I.P. Tiddles – A Cat’s Tale

Maybe it was when he realised he couldn’t access his medical data (through his human owner); maybe it was the lack of a satisfactory diagnosis; maybe it was feline immunodeficiency virus that caused the lesions on all limbs and the infection in his nose and ears but Tiddles disappeared Tuesday morning at 8 am after a full pouch of Felix salmon in jelly. His owners spent 88 hours ch chewing at the front door but it looked like he’d run away to die (research on google revealed that this was a likely outcome). Friday evening and he turned up out of the blue looking very weak and bedraggled. Following day he was taken to the second opinion who made an appointment for an emergency FIV and leukaemia test at a local animal hospital. Despite a negative test the vet decided that the best advice was to put him out of his misery. He’d lost 35% of his body weight; had difficulty walking, slept 23 hours a day and was wasting away. He was 5 years old. At 1400 on Saturday 10th March Tiddles moved outside the scope of the Data Protection Act although he never had any Principle 6 rights as he failed most of the Durant tests. This post not tagged DP or privacy or SAR or anything. Just a shaggy cat story.

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One Response to R.I.P. Tiddles – A Cat’s Tale

  1. bobinuk says:

    My condolences to you and your family. Despite the lighthearted tone of the post I know that losing a valued pet is like losing a family member, with possible added ‘guilt’ at ‘causing’ their death, depite the rationale that you are ‘saving them suffering’ (something shortly to be tested, once again, regarding humans, in the courts). RIP Tiddles and thank you for your contributions to the DP world. BobinCambridgeUK

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