Hi everyone. Thank you to all who wrote to me wondering if the power was out again. I would have preferred no power to losing yet another beloved kitty. Polar Bear had a lot of health issues for the entire 12 years I had him. I literally picked him up off the street in 2008 when I was cat sitting for someone. It wasn’t the best area of town and he approached me so I started feeding hm for a few days and figured I would take him home. I assumed he was no one’s cat because he was an adult and not neutered and didn’t have a chip or a collar. Even if he had an owner, he/she did not deserve him. I named him Polar Bear after Cleveland Amory’s Cat in The Cat Who Came For Christmas.
He was deaf and had feline herpes which caused him to sneeze constantly. I tried endless anti virals on him as well as antibiotics. He was finally sneeze free for the past few weeks. He was hyperthyroid and had been on meds for the past 5 years. The vet felt he had a thyroid tumor when I brought him to the vet in July, but there was nothing we could do as he was down to 4 and a half pounds. We were giving him daily fluids and he was doing well and eating kitten food ( for more calories), but he didn’t gain much weight. On Sunday he seemed weak and by Monday he wouldn’t eat despite the appetite stimulant. He was so thin and the tumor seemed to have grown overnight.
He was always social, but never a lap cat until his final days. I think he enjoyed it so much that he didn’t want to leave us. I slept on the couch with him his last two nights just holding him. We used to call him the polydactyl polygamist because he had two wives, Tallulah and Noel. They both left for The Bridge last year along with KaTwo. This January we lost Millie and Prancie so I was hoping for a break, but I guess it was not to be. We will never forget you my sweet , sneezy boy.
This is Polar Bear years ago before the hyperthyroid and age thinned him out.
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