"is that FOOD I see ???"
Age: 14 Years Sex: Male Weight: 7 lbs.
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November 21st 2001
Merlin used to love food; he is now very sick and won't eat:( FOOD !!! and lots of it; he's always winding himself around my legs, meowing for more - even when his dish is full; being brushed is bliss for Merlin, as is sleeping on my bed - we hold paws :)
all visitors - because he is so timid, he runs away and hides; hates being ignored by his Mum, and having his nails clipped
my stomach, chest or legs - they are his kneading-board - and boy, is he heavy
Favorite Nap Spot:
Gosh, that's hard to say as it changes with his moods and with the weather
you name it, he wolfs it, then often brings it straight up again ... he is such a pig
Merlin often locks me out of the house by pushing down on the screen snib; he talks with me all the time; and he has a special way of leaping up onto the highest places where I USED to keep all my antique jugs, vases and platters - all of them broken ...
When my bestest cat ever, a male Brown Burmese, Benson, was stolen and his female mate, Sasha, pined away, I was just heartbroken & went to the RSPCA - a huge animal rescue centre in Brisbane, Australia, and adopted Angel as a playmate for Merlin, who I'd adopted a few months beforehand. Both are pure black British Shorthairs ... shiny and silky He was a tiny wee little black purry ball who grew into a giant ... he's so strong that when he accidentally head-butts or chin-butts me, I nearly pass out. Angel was fully grown when she was adopted - she was tiny then & still is now ... weighs about as much as 2 feathers ... she smooches and purrs so much that she drools & drips ... yukky but sweet.
Merl is a big strong boy, but very shy and easily spooked which is sad ... he does feel safe with me whenever I'm in bed or on the bed reading - he cuddles up & gives me kitty kisses all over my face, then purrs off to sleep - that is really sweet ...
Merlin had to be put to sleep today :( he will be missed so much very much
Merlin and Angel love each other so much & when they're not grooming themselves, they groom each other, every day, for ages ...
it's SO cute to watch and I never tire of watching them, and they never tire of grooming each other, day after day after day ... it's too beautiful ...
and Merlin's so funny to watch: he stalks Angel, pins her down, then licks her all over ...
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Zzzzzzzz ... food ... zzzzzzzzz
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July 12th 2016 10:28 pm
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after two visits to the vet, it looks like I don't have long to live :(
I've lost more than half my body weight, and another kg in the past month; from being a strong, active healthy boy I've gone to being a walking skeleton: two lots of blood tests showed my kidneys, liver and pancreas are shutting down, and the red blood cell count is down so I may have cancer;
I can't jump any more as the muscles in my back legs are weak and wasted, and I've lost my appetite;
my Mum is worried sick as the vet told her nothing can be done for me other than keep me hydrated and to give me appetite stimulant pills, but neither of those have worked; Mum asked the vet how to tell when it's time to me to be helped to the Bridge and the vet's answer was, You'll know;
as I've been with Mum since I was a teensy kitten, 14 and a half years ago, and her very vocal and active until recently, she's still in a state of shock and disbelief that something like this can have happened to me so suddenly;
so, until I can't walk any more, or stop eating altogether, all Mum can do is pray for more time for me;
I'm bewildered by all this and don't know how it will end, so I'll say Farewell to my many Catster Furriends here on earth, and hope to meet all my Angel Furriends at the Bridge so they can show me around and wipe my tears at leaving Mum, Angel and Mason behind, grieving for me;
love to you all,
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