Oh, How We Miss You!

This past week we said goodbye to the kitten we’ve had for the last 9 years.

 

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He was one of the most trying animals I’ve ever lived with.

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He was also one of the sweetest, most sensitive pets I’ve ever lived with.

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He always knew when you needed loves.

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Over the past year, Omar has been showing his age. We estimate that he was at least ten.

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Omar showed up on C’s back porch about 9 years ago with about 1 year under his belt, a heart murmur and a nickname of garbage kitty.

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He always preferred fresh water that was not his.

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Always had to put his two cents in on house renovations.

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or supervise moving.

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He was also a diligently hard worker.

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This kitten was into everything. He had a particular affinity for quilting and English Paper Piecing.

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Omar occasionally got stuck in the dryer due to his sleeping habits.

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These two were the best of friends.

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Let’s cuddle, brother.

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These two could often be found one on top of the other.

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If not, they were close.

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Two weeks ago we took Omar to the vet.

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For awhile, he hadn’t been acting like himself. He was having more difficulty with jumping, his energy was down and he was itching his ears quite a bit.

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Sweet boy spent 8 hours at the vet getting x-rays and a fluid drain.

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Omar had quite a bit of fluid on his lungs and a double ear infection.

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Unfortunately, he needed to go back again the following Tuesday for an additional exam and drain.

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This was getting to be too much for our little guy. He was not able to keep his balance anymore which meant he was falling and stumbling.

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We said goodbye to him on a dreary Washington Tuesday and have missed him terribly ever since. We will take his extra items to the Humane Society this weekend or early next week.

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