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The stumbly tale of a rockin' old cat

Rear leg may be gone but he doesn't half-ass it.

The stumbly tale of a rockin' old cat

Peace out, homie.

December 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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So…it happened.

Xerox passed away tonight.

The prednisone wasn’t helping, he stopped eating, and in the end, the cancer got him before I could gather the courage to put him down.

He died at home, in my arms. It wasn’t peaceful. It was ugly and scary, but it was quick. I like to think he went feeling my hands pet him and I hope that helped.

I’m still glad I took his leg. He had some good times, even with the recovery. My only regret is that I didn’t have more time with him afterwards.

Thank you all for all of the kind words, advice and understanding. You have all made this past month a lot easier to get through.

I’ll leave this blog up – hopefully someone will find its contents useful.

Xoxox, Sandra


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4 Comments so far ↓

  • maximutt

    Sandra, I’m so sad to read this! I’m so, so sorry to hear that Xerox has passed. I had missed a couple entries on your blog, and didn’t realize things had taken a turn for the worse with lung cancer. I’m so sorry Xerox didn’t have more time with you.
    I know your blog will help so many others. These forums have just started getting members with cats, and your blog is so detailed, I know it will help others who are just starting their cancer journey.
    Please know that you did everything you could for your brave boy. Xerox fought a very tough battle.

  • lovelylola

    I have just joined this site, but I am so terribly sorry about Xerox, I cant imagine how you must be feeling after going through so much. It was very brave of you to write this, he had your love and that would have made him feel safe.x

  • daisygirl

    I’m so sorry to hear Xerox has earned his wings so soon. It never seems to be enough time but you did everything you could for him and I’m sure he knew that.

    Marla, Daisy and Maybelle

  • jerry

    Oh no! Wow I can’t believe it, I was heartbroken to read your blog today. It happened so fast, I’m so sorry.

    Animals are completely aware when they are surrounded by love during their final moments. The compassion you showed Xerox helped him make a more peaceful transition, and his spirit will stay strong in your heart forever because of it.

    He didn’t get a long time to be here, and that really breaks our heart, but we are so grateful you decided to share his story. By doing so, you are helping other feline families who will be in your shoes some day. Thank you for being a part of this community.

    With much love & deepest condolences,
    Spirit Jerry, Wyatt Ray, Rene & Jim

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