Months after Kim Kardashian revealed having a new pet promptly named after boyfriend/rap star Kanye West, the reality television star has now announced its unexpected passing.
Speaking via a blog post, Kim K gave fans a brief rundown of her time with the cat.
“It is with deep sadness that I have to tell you all that my kitten, Mercy, has passed away. My heart is completely broken. When I first got Mercy, I had never lived with a cat before and so I had no idea that I was allergic. I thought that it might pass, but after a few weeks I decided to go visit two separate allergists, one of whom said my allergies wouldn’t get any better unless I started taking injections. I had fallen SO in love with Mercy that I wanted to try everything I could to keep her, but I didn’t think it was safe to resort to injections, and it wasn’t fair on Mercy, because I couldn’t play with her or give her as much attention as I wanted to. Mercy deserved a mom who could really give her the time and affection she deserved. I knew that Sydney, Khloe’s assistant, who had recently lost a cat she had loved and cared for for 17 years, would be the perfect mom for Mercy and Sydney was so excited to have Mercy as her own!” (Kim Kardashian’s Blog)
Despite finding a new suitable home, Kardashian said a lingering stomach problem cut Mercy’s life short.
“Sydney gave Mercy a loving home, but after a couple of weeks Mercy got really sick and Sydney had to rush her to the vet. They discovered she had a stomach problem that we weren’t aware of. Poor little Mercy died the very next day. It broke not only my heart that little Mercy died at only four months old, but Sydney’s too. Mercy was a gentle and loving kitten and we are all going to miss her so much. Thanks to Sydney for making Mercy’s short life one filled with love. RIP Mercy Xo” (Kim Kardashian’s Blog)
Reports of her late cat’s existence surfaced online around mid-September.
Kanye West is certainly rubbing off on Kim Kardashian. Earlier today, Kim K took to her Twitter and revealed the newest member to the family–a Teacup Persian. The kitten is named Mercy, which shares the same name of West’s recent single off the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer. She and Mercy were hanging out at her family-owned Dash boutique in Miami. She shared several pictures of Mercy posing on Instagram. (Complex)
Not only influential with her animals, Ye gave Kim a quick fashion makeover over the summer.
In a new teaser clip for “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Kanye and his stylist take over Kim’s massive closet, as he outfits her with apparel to his liking and forces Kim to say goodbye to anything that offends his sensitive sensibilities. It’s not that Kim didn’t need a makeover, but it’s problematic to hear her say “I’m literally crying,” as Kanye goes through her clothes deciding what needs to go in the donation pile. The 35-year-old rapper clearly cares what people think of him and his girlfriend. While she’s being fitted by his stylist, Kanye tells her, “I like that top, it’s like ‘Yo, I’m getting on best dressed lists now. I’m stepping all into this territory.'” There’s a odd moment during the fitting session where Kim asks Kanye if her breasts would look better pushed up and he tells her, “No, because I like natural looking. Because I grew up on ’80s magazines… You look amazing.” (Huffington Post)