White Kitty crossed over to kitty heaven this morning. He had not been doing well lately. We took him to the vet this morning and had to leave him for some tests. Not long after we got home, our vet called to say that he had collapsed, stopped breathing, and turned blue. They started him on oxygen and took an x-ray of his lungs. One lung was totally full of a mass and it was beginning to invade the other lung. He was suffocating. We had to make the difficult decision to put him down. White Kitty was not alone at the end and he passed peacefully. We are sad to see him go. :-(
He lived a long and happy life at our house. My husband was single at that time. He had just bought a house where he, his brother, and a friend were living. His brother, Peter, picked out White Kitty. He brought him home because he was yelling louder than another other cat at the adopt-a-pet event. He thought he had been there a long time. It turned out that he had just been dropped off by his former owners. They had to get rid of him because of an allergic child. White Kitty was 1-year-old and not a happy camper about losing his former home.
Here are some pictures from happier days. Three of them are from 8 years ago when Boo was a kitten. His arrival rejuvenated White Kitty. They were best buddies and White Kitty taught him all he knew. Some of which we wish he hadn't. :-)