Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens

I couldn’t stop shedding tears writing this post, so bear with me. Last week until now: it is terrible. There’s no other way to put it. It is today that we decided to have sunflower seeds planted over the grave of faded kittens.

Awhile back, we rescued a litter of orphaned newly born kittens. There were five of them, only a few days old. Without hesitation, April took them home. We immediately bought heating pad, incandescent bulb as alternative heat source, kitten formula and new blankets for these poor kittens. April and I took turns in feeding around the clock with a syringe and miracle nipple. We stayed with them until the end. It was very tiring to become a mother, but worth it to see that they stayed a day longer.

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens
the little angels

Kittens should never be separated from their moms. Just like us humans, mother’s milk is very important to give these kittens immunity. After a few days of being with us, the liveliest kitty (the Calico) among them already opened her eyes. We were so happy. Eventually, the other two followed. We took efforts in searching for videos and other educational content online about how to care for these orphaned kittens. My favorite site is that from Kitten Lady. It was never easy. It may be hard but we never thought negatively. We never thought that this day would come to have sunflower seeds planted over the grave of faded kittens.

Loud Cries Woke Us Up in the Middle of the Night

Yes. They were noisy, but as research suggests, being noisy is a good indication because they were responding. However, things changed when one of them died…

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens
Precious babies deprived of mother’s love

They were fading

Seventh of this month, the first one died. After that day, a kitten died each day. The liveliest of them all remained so noisy and active until the fourth one died. Do kittens feel depression? We never know. All we noticed the morning after the fourth death, she never meowed so loud again. She was fading, just like everyone else. Yesterday, all of them were gone just like everyone said: it’s nearly impossible that they’d survive.

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens
Glimpse of Love

The moment with the last kitty

I can still remember the moment before the last one died. I know she wouldn’t make it that day. Any hour, she’d be gone. So, what I did. I wrapped her in a towel for warmth, placed her on top of my chest and caressed her head. I can still hear her labored breathing. At least, during her last moment, she felt she had a mother this world had deprived her of having.

I slept for about an hour. I was still holding her. She’s still alive. I told myself, this kitty’s a fighter! So, I put her back to her basket. A few minutes, she passed away.

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens
I took this picture of orange sky the night the last kitty died. The sky was too beautiful.

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens

I found a post online about how he honored his pet by having sunflower seeds planted over the grave of faded kittens. So, we thought of doing the same. This litter of orphaned kittens was our first. Doing this became a healing moment for us. It gave us a sense of closure after all the love given out and sleepless nights.

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens

I know that death is healthy and beautiful. The only frustration we have is this world is not giving enough love to each other. I wish we could do it more. After this, we promised ourselves never to hesitate to give out help to those voiceless. Even if we won’t make it in the end, at least, they feel that they are loved and cared for.

Sunflower Seeds Planted Over the Grave Of Faded Kittens

Thank you for sharing your stories with us, little angels.

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Emily Zielinski
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oh no, thats so sad 🙁 I volunteered for a wildlife rescue and someone bought in some one-day old baby rabbits. sadly they died a few days later but i did everything i could to help them. i wish i had planted something for them.

Quin Cl
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This is so sad. I love kittens and cats and it pains me to know that they suffer without their mama cat and die. Yet, I like the fact that you cared for these kittens and served as their Mother cat till their last breath.

emman damian
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That is so sad. I wish them peace in heaven. They will be missed.

Carrie
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Oh that’s so sad, but what a lovely way to remember them. Sending hugs

Ntensibe Edgar
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Aawwww….this is so sad! No little or adult one should have to go through something like this.

Tiffany La Forge-Grau
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Tiffany La Forge-Grau

What a beautiful way to commemorate a tragic loss. It is sad when that happens, but that is nature’s way for sure.

Joanna Clute
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Joanna Clute

This is seriously such a great idea. I would never hope to have to do it, but it really is beautiful.

Beeb Ashcroft
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Beeb Ashcroft

Beautiful, just beautiful. I have had this happen to a few kittens I tried to rescue once. I wish I had done this.

joy
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i’m so sorry about the loss of your baby kitten. that is so sad! glad the sunflower seeds helped you.

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Toni | Boulder Locavore
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Aww..that is so sad. But I love the idea of planting sunflowers over their graveyard. Such a great way to remember them.

Subhashish Roy
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So sad they couldn’t survive. You did your best. It’s always so satisfying when you care.

Melanie williams
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Melanie williams

This is super beautiful for sure. however also very sad. Love cats x

Dana Brillante Peller
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this is such a beautiful sentiment for the kittens. Very sweet and I’ll recommend for a friend who lost their pet.