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PEDM: 3 April

I am sitting here with my beautiful Oliver on my lap, knowing that we may not have that much longer with him. He's quite old (at least 17) and has several things wrong with him; arthritis, hyperthyroidism and kidney disease. He's on medication for all of them, but last week we found out that the kidney disease has progressed further and he's now on borrowed time. He's lost half a kilo in two months - that's a lot for a cat. He's also deaf, and he's got kitty dementia, which makes him yowl a lot, forget what he was yowling about, and for some reason be totally obsessed with Knocking Over All the Things.

On the bright side, he has decent quality of life still; he eats his tucker with gusto, he purrs a lot, he likes sitting on his humans and he's interested in the outside world, although we don't let him out much any more since he's gone deaf.

He's our special little guy, part of our family for 16 years, and while I will miss him, I am also proud of the home we've given him. He knows he is loved and cared for. What more could a pussycat want?

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catsdownunder
Apr. 3rd, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
Very good age for a cat and well loved.

When the time comes he'll be looked after at Rainbow Bridge until you join him.

I have a few pets waiting for me.
mirabile_dictu
Apr. 3rd, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
What a lovely post! Dear Oliver. He is a lucky cat, and you are a lucky cat companion.
mandalaya
Apr. 3rd, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
It's always sad to watch a pet decline, but you sound like you're handling it well. I'm glad he's still pretty content, and you obviously take very good care of him. You are both lucky to have each other.
alysscarlet
Apr. 5th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
It is so hard knowing you will have to say goodbye to a loved member of your family. But you are treasuring him and he is still having a quality of life. Indeed what more could a pussy cat want? He knows he is loved. X
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