This past week we said goodbye to the kitten we’ve had for the last 9 years.
He was one of the most trying animals I’ve ever lived with.
He was also one of the sweetest, most sensitive pets I’ve ever lived with.
He always knew when you needed loves.
Over the past year, Omar has been showing his age. We estimate that he was at least ten.
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.
He always preferred fresh water that was not his.
Always had to put his two cents in on house renovations.
or supervise moving.
He was also a diligently hard worker.
This kitten was into everything. He had a particular affinity for quilting and English Paper Piecing.
Omar occasionally got stuck in the dryer due to his sleeping habits.
These two were the best of friends.
Let’s cuddle, brother.
These two could often be found one on top of the other.
If not, they were close.
Two weeks ago we took Omar to the vet.
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.
Sweet boy spent 8 hours at the vet getting x-rays and a fluid drain.
Omar had quite a bit of fluid on his lungs and a double ear infection.
Unfortunately, he needed to go back again the following Tuesday for an additional exam and drain.
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.
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.