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|Syd and Roger November 1996|
A few years back we had issues with weight loss and attributed it to his awful teeth (had to have 5 pulled). Two years ago we had a "quality of life" discussion and ran blood work. At that time we advised he was just old. Last week, after more weight loss, stumbling, back leg issues, and a an awful creak in his jaw I took him in to be checked. He is very old, I was told. Yea... I knew that. We ran blood work just to see if there was anything I needed to know. He came back FIV positive, and it made so much sense with everything he has been going through. The other two cats had to be tested also and have come back negative, and where that is good, this was the final step for my longest companion.
This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, its not just my furry friend of 18 years, but my daughters first friend, and my crazy cat loving moms soft spot. I have never experienced the death of life long pet. This honestly sucks. I know it was best for him, but that doesn't mean the silence in the kitchen each morning will be any easier. Good bye old man.. I will never forget you.
|Syd and Cleo loving on T1|
|Syd and T1, Mothers Day 2012|