My dear cat Cabernet died yesterday. He had been losing weight and wasn’t acting like himself, so I took him into the doctor. He was severly jaudiced and had something really wrong with his liver. He wasn’t eating, even tuna and wasn’t purring anymore. Sounds silly, but that is what I use to judge a cat’s quality of life.
Cab was born August 21, 2001 to my cat, April. He was incredibly shy when he was little, always hiding from visitors. We called him Heidi until we discovered he was a boy. Misako (my old roommate) said he looked like a Maneki cat – a Japanese good luck cat. He was very special. I was the first and last human to hold the sweet boy.
Dear Father, hear and bless
The beasts and singing birds,
And guard with tenderness
Small things that have no words.