Trixie sleeping in her 'Finnish Bed'
Here is Trixie laying on her pillow on 6/17/2004 as she was recovering from severe cardiomyopathy. She was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis back in 2002 and ended up being on a diet that consisted primarily of salmon. (Not cat food salmon, but real salmon fillets that we steamed). Unfortunately she was eating so little real cat food that her diet was deficient in taurine which is necessary for cats. In May 2004 she ended up with heart failure with her heart working at about 30% of normal. Luckily she responded quickly to taurine replacement pills. By the time we took this picture one month later her heart had improved by 50%.