Cat: Abyll (Domestic Short Hair) Grand Rapids, MI (May 17, 1996 – Mar 31, 2014)
Sadly, it was time to say good-bye to our sweet loving Abyll. Hopefully he’s somewhere playing with his brother Kayne on the other side.
Abyll was doing well in his old age. Sure, he was on meds for his kidneys and thyroid, but seemed to be holding up fairly well. Last week though, he stopped eating and we knew something was wrong when he wouldn’t even eat his treats.
He was starting to get sick, so we thought maybe one of the meds was upsetting his stomach. Unfortunately, the vet found a mass in his stomach as well as fluid in his chest area. The vet suggested the best thing to do was put him at peace. Mentally, I wasn’t ready to put him down as I was hoping for another year or so with him.
We knew it was the right thing to do and we miss him dearly. After almost 18 years, it’s going to take some time to get used to not putting out fresh water, making his kitty soup and cuddling up with him on the couch. I keep waiting to hear him jump off the bed to greet me when I get home from work.
The house is just too quiet now. I miss them both greatly.
Brian & Patrick