Athena Puddy Cat, 2000-2014
30 January 2014
Athena Puddy Cat died on Monday, January 13 following surgery three days earlier to remove an intestinal endolith. The 14-year-old stallion, owned by Jim Bilbrey, Pikeville, Tenn. and standing at EE Stallion Station in Whitesboro, Tex., developed complications following successful removal of the endolith at JEH Equine Hospital in Whitesboro, on Friday, January 10, according to EE Stallion Station manager Steve Adams.
“He never really presented any symptoms, he just went off of his feed a little bit and wasn’t quite himself,” said Adams, who took Athena Puddy Cat to JEH Equine Hospital on Monday, January 6, for a medical workup and observation. “With most horses, if something like that is going on, they are in a lot of pain. But he wasn’t at all.”