- Going Away.
Sorry for the sadness, but he obviously gave you great joy and love over the yearsHad to have our little lad put to sleep this afternoon, age and his disability finally caught up with him.
He has had three legs since he was a few months old, and now just short of his 19th birthday. Didnt stop him ranging for half a mile or so, climbing up a steep loft ladder, or climbing onto the roof. All this must have taken a toll on his spine and pelvis though. Has been totally deaf for the last 18 months and lost weight quite rapidly over the past three months, and his little world gradually shrank, as he was limping too. Probably arthritis. Tried joint supplements, but didn't help much. Still bright eyed and vocal as ever though, until this morning, when he could not get up, and was clearly in a lot of pain. Couldn't see him go on like this.
Had the biggest talons I have ever seen on a cat, but never used them in anger, and never bit, or spiteful either. A gentle soul to the last. I never thought I would grow to love a cat, but ..............
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Bon Voyage, Little Voice.