May 8th 2011 10:49 am
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Today has been horrible. There is nothing in this world that I love more than my brofur Toonces. He is the sweetest boy ever and he's been with me every day of my life since I was a tiny kitten.
Three weeks ago we went to the v-e-t. I did better than Toonces, I only peed in my carrier. Toonces growled at the vet which is a bit unusual with our vet, but he did well and the vet was astounded how good Toonces shape is considering his age.
It went suddenly different Friday. He had difficulty walking, and seemed to struggle just to get up. Literally overnight, he looked gaunt and bony and struggling. The vet said he weighed 12 pounds, down 2 from three weeks before. Just examining his spine and hips he could feel clicks and it was obvious he was hurting Toonces. He said he could take blood but it would be highly painful and he recommended against it. He thinks Toonces' old body just is worn down, discs in his spine gone and causing hip displaysia. They gave pain meds for him.
Yesterday, Meowmie and Daddy took him out in the sunshine, as he never really lost that street cat mentality. The yard is fenced and he can't run, so he walked a little and laid down and basked with the sunshine on his face. I sat at the door and never moved, being sure he was okay. The dog (snooki) sat with him and then licked his face. yuk! But she is concerned and sticking beside him.
He has a great appetite and eating well, so he's getting all his favorites and LOTS of treats, but it has to be brought to him. Today, he has been far worse in barely being able to move.
I do not know how to live without my brofur. I ask for your prayers for all of us, especially Toonces. I don't want him to suffer but I don't want him to leave us. We all love him so. He's been meowmy's baby for 17 years, way before Daddy, me, and that rat dog stinky Snooki got here.
God, please hold Toonces in your loving hands and ease his pain.
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We are so sorry for you and for your brofur. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry Ashley. I will keep Toonces in my prayers, all my family will.
We are so sad to hear of your brofur.
Our thoughts and purrs and prayers are with you.
We love you!
Hugs & Purrs,
Riley and Skippy and Mom Karen
may st francis watch over him ashley, N keep him safe, we hope two day iz better for toonces, you, mom N dad...hugs from all oh us; dude k, boomer, dai$y, tuna N sauce
Oh Ashley, dis is so sad..'n mom is still cryin'..it hurts us sooo mush!!! We don't efen know u all yet, but we want to! I be's purrin' from my teeny tiny heart wif all da love I can muster! I be's purrayin' fur Toonces 'n make his pain GO AWAY! He has lived a good happy long life 'n sometimes it comes to dis. I know u will miss him. I already do. U haz a wonnerfur furmily.
Hugs 'n many nudges,