he and hymie came from an alberta rescue in january of 2010 after being saved from a hoarder. they were both 16 years old and had multiple and ongoing medical issues, but they truly did love each other. maggie took them home in late may as saints foster cats, and there while they still remained sick and high needs cats, they blossomed under her constant and loving care.
this past few months have been especially tough on both hymie and squeakers. in addition to all of their other health issues, both developed diabetes this year.
last night squeakers hit a probable end of life crises, his blood sugars bottomed out and his body temperature dropped. he has been in the clinic since early this morning wrapped in a heating bed and on dextrose IV's. his blood sugars haven't gone up past 2 and his body temp remained low. by the end of the day maggie and i both felt that 18 yr old squeakers was hitting the end of his very long road and neither of us wanted to prolong his suffering.
squeakers passed peacefully away at the vets with his best human friend and loyal servant's kisses and tears upon his head, it was a very gentle death.
rest in peace squeakers, you were a very good cat.
hugs to you maggie for your loss and our greatest thanks for loving both of these little old and sick cats so well.