Rest In Peace, Ancient One

We sent Moose gently off to kitty heaven at around noon
on December 19, 2009.

He was already an adult cat when he went to live with Barb’s mom. After Barb’s mom passed, he went to live with Barb. One Thanksgiving when we were taking care of Barb’s cats, we couldn’t stand to see how the others (who had claws) picked on Moose (who had none). So we brought him home…

We can’t even remember when that was exactly… but in the end, we estimate that Moose must have been in his late teens. Despite eating twice a day, he had become a sorry sight of skin and bones… his walk was unsteady… and his muscles would twitch in strange ways when he lay on the floor sleeping in front of the fridge where it was warm.

It was time. Even knowing that, it was hard.