reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
What a happy-ending story! He was a loyal kitty and a lover, who found a forever home! He had many years of companionship with humans and cats and
passed away happy and loved.
I adopted an old cat with feline AIDS about 5 years ago. She was a street cat who was taken out of a hoarder's house in Houston, Texas (imagine 250
cats in a small two bedroom house, where the lady was so old she couldn't take care of them, so they were living in filth, feces, disease, and
This cat was a mean little psycho but there was something about her that just melted my heart so we adopted her. She was so happy to have a forever
home, a warm bed and good food, but soon the AIDS had gotten too advanced. After many treatments at the vet, and thousands of dollars spent, she
developed a tumor in her mouth.
Towards the end, she started walking after me everywhere I went, even when I walked down the street, and she would cry and meow for me to stop. I got
the odd feeling that she didn't want me to go away from her, and she was thanking me the only way she could. Two weeks later the tumor was deforming
her skull and she was in intense pain so we had to euthanize her. She clung to me weakly while they were fixing to inject her but looked me in the
eye one last time and I knew she was saying thank you for making my last year on earth the best ever.
They injected the euthanizing drug and as I stared into her blue Siamese eyes, she gave me one last look of thanks and then passed away. I cried for
weeks over that cat, and I have her ashes and the last clump of fur she left on my bedspread in a personalized box on my bookshelf.
I'm just a sucker, I guess. I have two with cerebellar hypoplasia, one who was missing an eye and had a broken jaw, his brother and sister who were
deathly ill when we found them all together abandoned in a field, two with feline AIDS that nobody wants, one that was found at 2 weeks abandoned in a
parking lot, and one from the local shelter that nobody wanted because she had been abused and had a bad temper (not anymore, though).
I love to read about people's cat stories. It reaffirms that I'm not the only one who has a soft spot for these sweet little creatures.