Likes: Bugs, chipmunk watching, catnip, kisses, leash walks with Mom
Pet-Peeves: Loud voices, being touched by any kind of tape, terrified of bikes, otherwise he's good natured so doesn't have much that bothers him
Favorite Toy: White plastic McDonald's forks or Yarnie (an old yarn cat toy)
Favorite Nap Spot: Various places in the sunroom
Favorite Food: Kitty Kaviar or Eukanuba dry food
Skills: Knows the meaning of many words, singing to his forks, being Mom's feel-good toy
Arrival Story: I had just lost my 18 year-old orange tabby, Simon, to CRF. I dearly wanted another orange tabby and looked everywhere for one at the time. I finally found one in a small local pet store that has kittens from shelters up for adoption. It was love at first sight for me when I saw this very small orange kitten with HUGE paws and the biggest nose I had ever seen on a kitten. ;) I held him for one hour waiting for the vet there to check him out and he never complained. He's an amazing kitty for so many reasons! I later found out that he was an Amish barn cat that the shelter had rescued due to some bad conditions on the farm.
Bio: Louis is smart, loving and one large kitty. He does have FLUTD the disease is stable and has been for some years. He has an obsession with white plastic forks but only those from McDonald's as we have tried others. He walks around and carries a fork in his mouth and sings to it. They are like his security blankets! He's very attached to them.
Today marks one year since I made my journey to Rainbow Bridge. I always meant to say goodbye to all of you but things happened very quickly near the end of my life and I really did not get the chance then. I miss you, my friends, and I miss my family- especially my mom. I am never far away but my presence is not the same as it once was. I love you guys so don't ever forget that. Time for me to go now.
Yesterday my sweet Louis came home. His dad picked up his urn at the vet. I am not yet able to look at any of what was sent along with that. But I was told there is a clay print of Louis' paw, some of his fur and of course the urn with Louis. It is a very sad time for all in our house. I still do not know how I will get through this at this point. I miss Louis so much. I miss his companionship, his wisdom, his beauty and most of all his love.
I was going to tell you more about the last few days for Louis but it just does not seem that I can. Louis did get to come home last Tuesday afternoon. His problems had not improved and he started to retain fluids in an alarming way. And he was no longer being given any fluids!
I knew without a doubt that it was time for him to make his journey to Rainbow Bridge. I told him I felt that he had been through enough. He fought hard to stay here with me and his family. Now it was time to rest. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. I knew that he would be at peace though. I so hope he is alright and happy wherever he might be. I will love and miss him forever more.
Thank you to all of you for your comments, gifts for Louis on his page, cards, email, pawmail, purrs, prayers and just the fact that you care enough to read this diary entry. I hope to thank each of you personally when I feel more up to it. But I hope you know each and every thing you did for Louis and his family is so deeply appreciated.
At 2:18pm EST today, my sweet Louis made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge & became an angel. His problems snowballed very quickly the last few days. I will tell you more when I feel up to it. Louis is at peace now and that is the most important thing.