|Purred: Mon May 6, '13 12:57pm PST |
|Shadow was just shy of his 21st birthday this summer (104 in people years, we figure). He'd had some small strokes since the Fall, but had recovered pretty well. Sadly, he threw a blood clot this morning to his spine and could not walk or get up. We think he had another small stroked too. Mercifully, he was not in any pain and seemed more confused about not being able to stand than anything. We took him to see the vet, who loves him, and she agreed that it was his time. Shadow went this morning around 10:45 am, surrounded by his Mommy and Daddy. I will miss my dear old guy so very much. He will have company at the Bridge as my our sweet labbie, Dylan, went there in November (far too young).
Shadow was a runt, abandoned by his mother, when my sisters found him at 5 or 6 weeks old. At 6 months, he almost died from a bad blockage and I was told he wouldn't live a long life because his "insides were too small." Shadow is a very stubborn kitty and I guess he decided to prove the vet wrong! He was very healthy from that time on and didn't need to see the vet again until he was 18 for his geriatric testing.
I will miss his chatter in the morning and upon arriving home from work. I will also miss his sweet kisses and head butts. Shadow, you will always be in my heart. Mommy loves you.
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